Term 5, Week 5

We have had a fantastic enrichment week and really enjoyed learning about the Owl and the Pussycat. Thank you to the Travelling Light Theatre Company for coming and working with us on Wednesday and to FHIS for funding this opportunity. The children have done some fantastic writing, artwork, model making and role play and have enjoyed learning the poem. 

As an end of the week celebration each Reception class performed the poem to each other. You can see these performances below.

Class 1 The Owl and the Pussycat

 Class 2 The Owl and the Pussycat

 Class 3 The Owl and the Pussycat

Look out for a link to a video celebrating the whole school’s learning.


Please continue to send your child in a warm waterproof coat every day. We spend a lot of time outside and the weather is still very cold, wet and windy!

Observation Challenge

Please remember to use EvidenceMe to share your observations of your children engaging in gardening and growth related activities at home. These will then added to their learning profiles. We would also like you to continue sharing observations of WOW moments and celebrations including those family celebrations that you might be having now that we can meet up with family members again!


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.


Our Jigsaw session this week is all about how to manage our feelings and feel calm again when we are angry or upset.

We will also continue to do daily wellbeing activities.

Communication and Language

This week we will be reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and joining in with the repeated refrains. We will be using pictures to sequence the story.


Gross motor skills: This week we will be further exploring and practising rolls and rotations on the floor such as egg rolls and pencil rolls.



This week we will be revisiting all the digraphs and trigraphs we have learnt so far. 

This week we will focusing on oi, ear, air

We will also be practicing spelling the tricky words her, said


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 sequencing and retelling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.


We are we l continuing 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.

This week we will be focusing on take away (subtraction) calculations. Using concrete objects to make number stories and recording them pictorially and by writing number sentences using take away and equals symbols.

Understanding the World

The World 

We are eagerly watching for the first signs of our sown seeds. This week we will carefully transplant the peas and beans in clear jars by putting them into soil.


We will be hearing 2 short stories from Islam: ‘The Ants’ and ‘The Camel’ and talking about how they show good ways to live for Muslims.

Expressive Arts

This week we will be looking at the Artist ‘Georges Seurat’ and his techniques of pointillism to create our very own garden pictures. 

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