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Puffin Class


Class Teachers: Mrs Hafford and Mrs Hill

Nursery Nurse: Mrs Goodman

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gainsborough and Miss Sargent


Welcome to Spring 1

Welcome to the Spring term! The children thoroughly enjoyed their learning about the dark last term. They answered many quesitions about the dark including where does the sun go at night, what animals come out at night and what jobs people do at night. This last one is particularly relevant to our class this year as we have several parents who work shifts that include working through the night. The children then started talking about some of the jobs that these people, including parents, do at night. This included talking about nurses, doctors and fire fighters. Therefore we have decided that the next step in the children's learning should focus on the people who help us. We have lots of interesting activities planned for the first month back at school including a visit from a doctor, a nurse, a dentist and a fire fighter. We are still trying to arrange other visitors too so we have a lot to look forward to! If you feel you can help us in any way with this area of learning please don't hesitate to contact us.

Please remember that if at anytime you have a question to ask or a concern to raise, however trivial it may seem at the time, please do speak to us. There will always be a member of staff on the Reception gate in a morning and if they can't answer your question or concern at the time they will take note of it and someone will contact you during the day.

Maths focus


Week beginning 7.1.19: Counting to 20, reading numbers up to 15, adding two single digit numbers by counting on using our fingers and objects. Recalling the answer to the learn it facts 2 + 1, 2 + 3, 4 + 2 and 5 + 2 at speed.

Week beginning 14.1.19: Counting back from 10 and then from 20, finding 1 less than numbers to 10 and then beyond, subtracting single digit numbers from 10 using objects and fingers.

Week beginning 21.1.19: Naming and describing 2D shapes including circles, triangles, squares and rectangles. Sort these shapes according to their properties. Ordering five numbers between 0 and 10.

Please note: 

  • The chidren will need to bring their PE kit (t-shirt and shorts) into school. They will leave their PE kit in school until we send them home with it at the end of the half term. They do not need trainers until after Easter.
  • Please can we take this opportunity to ask parents to ensure all their child's clothing is labelled with their name. 
  • Drinking water throughout the day is really important so can children please ensure they bring their named school water bottle in everyday.
  • Our library day is Monday. Please can children return their books so that they can change them.
  • Please ensure your child brings their zip wallet with reading book, reading record, sound book and challenge book everyday. Please record when your child reads to you in the blue reading record.
  • Please check this page and our school's Facebook page for regular updates on what we are learning about and important messages.
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