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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 Summer 1

Welcome to the first half of the summer term. Last term the children had a busy enjoyable term by learning about Queen Elizabeth II, London and the United Kingdom. The children had many questions that they wanted answering about this. We spent time learning about Queen Elizabeth II, who she is married to and who else is in the royal family. We learnt about St George's flag and the Union Jack. We also learnt about Buckingham Palace, the Queen's guards, Big Ben and the London Eye. We looked at where England is in the world and the other countries that make up the United Kingdom. We talked about what it means to be British and the values that we try to uphold.

During this term we are going to be learning about growth and change. What grows? How does it grow? What life cycle does it go through? We will be focusing on both plants and animals.

The children will start to do their PE lessons outside now so please can you make sure that they have a pair of trainers in school at all times as sometimes we do PE on different days of the week, especially in the run up to Sports Day!

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 22.4.19: More and less, estimating how many objects (initially up to 10 and then up to 20), counting to 70 and number bonds to 10.

Week beginning 29.4.19: 1 more and 1 less than any number up to 20, adding on single digit numbers by counting on and reading all numbers to 20.

Week beginning 6.5.19: Counting in 5's to 50, recapping the names of common 2D shapes and their properties and continuing and creating repeating patterns with two or three variables.

Week beginning 13.5.19: Counting in 2's, doubles to 12 and problem solving.

Week beginning 20.5.19: Counting back from 20, number bonds to 10, one less than numbers to 20, subtracting two single digit numbers extending to subtracting a single digit number from a number to 20 for those who are ready.

Please note: 

  • The chidren will need to bring their PE kit (t-shirt, shorts and trainers) into school. They will leave their PE kit in school until we send them home with it at the end of the half term.
  • 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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