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Monday 22nd May 2023


Our final week term 5 is here. Please don't forget that we have our dressing up day on Wednesday, I hope the children are excited to dress up as their favourite minibeast or plant.



The children are not learning any new sounds this term, but will be practising to read words with consonant blends.  This week we move onto CCCVCC words, adding -er and -est as a suffix.

The children are continuing to consolidate their learning of 'tricky' words. This week they will consolidate their reading of and learn to write:  children, are, my, as, was, so, out, me, little and is.


English and Topic

This week we are looking at the wonderful world of snails, how they move, what they eat and how their bodies are different to other minibeasts.



This week we continue with working 'beyond 20', before moving onto 'First, Then, Now'. The children will continue to learn to understand the number system, compare different amounts, knowing which is more/less and look at how to represent amounts using a variety of apparatus. We will also look at tangrams, making pictures using shapes.



In PE this week we will begin to use simple hitting skills alongside continuing to practise our under arm throwing and catching.



This week, we will be singing some minibeast songs for out dressing up minibeast/plant day.



This week, continuing with 'Special Places', the children will find out about the Synagogue being a special place for Jews.



This Term’s theme is ‘Relationships’, this week the children will be thinking about 'understanding the impact of unkind words'.


Could we also remind you

  • that your child should be reading regularly at home in order to consolidate the sounds and words that they have been learning in school during the week, through regular reading, they will also become more fluent readers without having to sound out each word in a sentence.
  • With the warmer weather, your child will need a sun hat/cap for play times and sun cream applied before school. 
  • Water bottles should only contain water, not squash, juice or flavoured water.
  • If your child did anything exciting over the holiday, please add this to Tapestry as we'd love to see what wonderful things they are experiencing out of school.  (this can include writing, reading counting etc.)



Miss Wheatley and Mrs Harvey



World Book Day

To link with our animals topic this term, Longleat Zoo visited us. The children had written letters asking them to bring lions, giraffes and monkeys. Sadly the giraffes couldn’t fit in the car, the lions were at the dentist having their teeth checked and the monkeys had been sent to the thinking spot for ‘monkey-ing around’. However Tim and Sam did not disappoint. They brought with them some unusual stick insects from Australia, a millipede who had 250 legs, two very fluffy guinea pigs, two pythons and last but not least a very hairy tarantula. The children loved learning about their habitats and diet, and also what the keepers had to do to care for them on a daily basis. The children were fantastically brave in wanting to hold and stroke all the creatures. Mrs Stansfield even overcame her fear and petted the python.


Below, you will find the sounds in each Phase, with the corresponding grapheme sheets, showing the pictures and the captions.  Feel free to download and print these off, they can be used as flashcards and information for parents.


Amazing Animals Knowledge Organiser

All about me Knowledge Organiser