Term 5, Week 3

Hello everyone and welcome to Term 5 week 3. We hope you all enjoyed the long Bank Holiday weekend. Last week the children were very excited to see their beans and peas begin to grow. Many of them have tiny roots and shoots, we are hoping for some leaves this week! Please remember our Observation challenge: It is never too late to send us observations of your children visiting the garden centre or helping you with some gardening at home! 

We are enjoying our daily wellbeing activities, Class 1 especially enjoyed the dancing!


(Repeated from last week)

PE Kit

Please remember to send children in their PE kit on the days that they have PE lessons:

Class 1 – Monday

Class 2 – Wednesday

Class 3 – Friday.

They should also wear their PE kit if they are going to Shine after school.

Reading Books

Children should now be bringing their book bags (reading folders) to school every day. We will give all children a new book on Monday and all the books will be collected in again on Friday to be quarantined over the weekend. This enables us to have enough books for everyone the next week.

Usually your child will have the same book all week to develop their fluency, expression and comprehension skills. Occasionally this book may be changed during the week after reading in school. Please remember that you still have access to all the books on the Active learn ‘Bug Club’ .

This week’s Learning 

The full plans are   here  if you are isolating at home.


We continue with our Jigsaw sessions on Healthy Me. This week, we will be talking about Stranger Danger.

We will also continue to do daily wellbeing activities.

Communication and Language

This week we are starting our second story text of the term, The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. 

You can watch and listen to the story here

We will be learning the meaning of new vocabulary and looking at the descriptive vocabulary used in the story. We will also sequence the seasons and think about what happens to the seed in each season. 


Gross motor skills: This term we will be using Jasmine Real Gym for our PE lessons. 

Fine Motor Skills:  This week we will be making zig zag writing patterns to support our handwriting.



Over the next few weeks we will be revisiting all the digraphs and trigraphs we have learnt so far. 

This week we will focusing on or, ur, ow

We will also be practicing spelling the tricky words are, my


This week we will be reading with the children 1:1 or in small guided reading groups.

Please remember to try and read with your child for 10 minutes every day.


This week we will be reading the story ‘The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carle. We will then be writing about what happens to the seed in each season. 


This week we will continue to learn all about numbers to 20:

  •  Recognising the numerals
  •  Ordering numerals to 20
  •  Counting to 20 and back down from 20
  •  Knowing one more and one less to 20
  • Counting objects to 20 in different ways.

Our main focus this week is revisiting addition by combining two groups to find the total. We will be recording our own number sentences using the addition (plus)  symbol and the equals symbol.

Understanding the World


This week we will be finding out about Eid al-Fitr

The World 

We will be sowing seeds in soil, looking at our peas and beans growing in see through pots, and drawing in our ‘Looking at plants’ book.


We will be using ipads with letter shape practise apps.


Continuing “How should we live our lives?”, we will learn about “Who is important for Muslims?”

Expressive Arts

This week will be doing colouring mixing with paint and using collage materials to manipulate materials to recreate a tall flower. 

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