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Summer Term - Weeks 1 & 2

Weeks commencing 20th and 27th April


Welcome back! We hope you had a fantastic Easter break and enjoyed the sunshine.

This term we have got straight back into our learning and started our new topic “All Creatures Great and Small” and we have focused on pets for these first two weeks.


In literacy we have been writing our Easter holiday news as well as pet facts and descriptions.


In maths we have been learning about using money to pay for items in the pet shop. We have practised using 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins to make different amounts by counting in different ways (e.g. making 8p with 2p coins by counting in twos). We have also been doing some data handling work finding out what our friends’ favourite pets are.


In PE we have been practising moving like different animals in time to music and making different shaped balances with our bodies.

We have had some very special visitors in school over the last two weeks including veterinary nurse Mrs Loft, Bertie the guinea pig and Cuddles the rabbit. Mrs Loft talked to us about the important job she does and how we can look after our pets and we have had lots of cuddles with Bertie and Cuddles!

We have also had a pet show and pet parade day which was brilliant fun. We all brought in toy pets from home and we had to complete lots of different activities with them. These included grooming our pets, weighing and measuring them, making certificates and rosettes for them and finally parading them around our show ring!

On top of all that we have also started work on our garden and have been busy planting sunflowers, tomatoes and carrots. Phew!

Next week…

We will be learning about mini beasts and lifecycles as well as reading the story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. We will be practising our story writing and telling skills as well as doing some drama. In maths we will be looking at comparing lengths and measuring using cm as well as practising our addition and number writing.


At home…

Please continue to read with us every night and help us spot those digraphs and tricky trigraphs!

Help us to have a look around our gardens to see what mini beasts we can find living there – how many different kinds can you spot?

Don’t forget to check back soon!

Ash Class x