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Week beginning October 18th


This week we are reading The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon by Richard Adams and reading lots of other stories involving dragons such as Zog by Julia Donaldson.



In Maths we are representing numbers to 5 and are introducing Numberblocks 4 and 5.


Week beginning 11th October


This week we will be reading Prince Cinders by Babette Cole. 


Prince Cinders leads a very hard life. Bullied by his three hairy brothers about his less-than-perfect looks, he spends all his time cleaning and tidying up after them. One Saturday night Prince Cinders' luck changes as a small, dirty fairy falls down the chimney and promises that his wishes shall come true. Not all the fairy's spells turn out as planned in this zany twist of a traditional story.



In phonics we will introducing the speed sounds u b and f.




In Maths we will be comparing numbers 1 2 and 3. Children begin to understand that as we count, each number is one more than the number before. Similarly as we count back, each number is one less than the previous number.



Week beginning October 4th


This week we begin a new topic of A Twist in the Tale. We will be looking at alternative versions of traditional tales. Jack and the Incredibly Mean Stalk by Gemma Cary will be our first text.



In Phonics we will be introducing the sounds o c and k including ck.


In Maths we will be looking at ways to represent the numbers 1,2 and 3 in a variety of ways.



We have Forest School with Miss Cowling on Tuesday so wrap up warm!

Week beginning September 27th


This week is our final week of Mr Men and Little Miss. We will meet Mr Lazy, Mr Happy, Mr Rude and Mr Worry. The children have really enjoyed getting to know each of the Mr Men so far and there is always a lovely moral at the end of each story.



In Maths we will be exploring pattern. We will make simple repeating patterns with a wide variety of objects and we will attempt to continue and make more complex repeating patterns of our own.



In phonics we will consolidate m a d s t i and we will be introducing n p and g.


Week beginning September 20th


In Literacy this week we will meet Mr Greedy, Mr Clever, Mr Uppity and Mr Forgetful.


In phonics we will be learning the sounds d, t and i.



In Maths we are comparing 2 groups using the language of more, fewer and the same.

Week beginning September 13th


We were very proud of Thomas and Mrs Humphreys on Monday as Thomas had run the Mini Great North Run and Mrs Humphreys ran the Great North Run. Well done to both of them!



This week we have begun our topic of Mr Men and Little Miss. We have met Mr Messy, Mr Strong and Mr Daydream so far. 



In Maths we have been sorting by given criteria such as colour, size or shape. We have also been counting to 10 and 100 in fun ways. Count to 10 Count to 100


We also love Koo Koo Kangaroo Superhero Milkshake





Week beginning September 6th


Welcome to everyone. We have lots of lovely settling in activities planned this week so keep checking back to see what we've been up to.