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This half-term we learnt about 'Growth' and we were very lucky to have had some very special visitors come into school…baby chicks! As were learning about life cycles we had some ‘Living Eggs’ come and were able to watch the chicks hatch out of their eggs and grow up! We even got to hold the chicks and learnt about how to look after and care for them.



One of our favourite things to happen this term was coming into school and finding that feathers had been scattered all over our classroom! We soon learnt that the chicks had escaped and all gone on an adventure. As this excited us so much we decided to write about their adventures as part of our Literacy work!


As well as writing about the chicks in our classroom, we have also wrote about the life cycle of butterflies, our trip to Rays Farm and celebrated Mother’s Day by writing about why our Mums are so special to us.
In our Maths we have had great fun learning to tell the time to O’Clock and learning the days of the week through a special song (to the tune of the Addams Family). We have learnt to use language relating to height and distance and have been learning how to halve a given number.


Another exciting part of our Spring learning was our visit to Rays Farm in Shropshire. This provided us with the opportunity to continue to learn how animals grow and change as well as learning how to look after different animals. We loved meeting a wide variety of animals, feeding them and learning funny stories about them.
We also went on an exciting adventure trail through the Mythical Woods and Fairy-tale Forest. We followed a sculpture trail and found lots of unique wood carvings, along the way we shared ideas and spoke about different characters that we found.
After exploring, and playing in the forest, we had shared a special story.


We hope you have a lovely rest over the Easter Holidays and thank you for all your hard work this term.
When we return we shall be starting our topic of ‘Under the Sea’ and learning about pirates!


This half-term the children have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about Dinosaurs, Chinese New Year and taking part in E-Safety week. Please have a look below to see some of the activities your children have taken part in this half-term.

We wish you a very happy half-term holiday and hope the children return well rested and eager to learn!

When returned back to school after the Christmas holidays there were enormous footprints in our classroom! It turns out we had a visit from a Mummy Dinosaur who left us a letter asking for our help and an egg to look after. We have been caring for the egg and writing notes back to Mummy Dinosaur as part of our Literacy work, telling her all about how the egg is doing.
We have also been learning lots about different dinosaurs, drawing dinosaur pictures and looking at skeletons and fossils

our dinosaur small world

our dinosaur skeleton pictures

In our Maths work we have been continuing to develop our number knowledge including ordering numbers, learning to how double and looking at pictogram charts. We have also been learning about measure and money.

our favourite dinosaur pictogram chart 

Another exciting aspect of our learning is that we are now learning Phase 3 sounds in our Phonics, including learning lots of new tricky words!

our sounds that we know wall

our tricky words that we know wall

our nonsense word wall


This month also saw the celebration of Chinese New Year - Kung Hei Fat Choi! We have been learning about Chinese New Year, such as the story of ‘The Great Animal Race’, watching Lion and Dragon dances, baking dragon biscuits, tasting Chinese tea and learning about traditions of the New Year.

tea tasting

Chinese restaurant role play

Don’t forget….

Child initiated learning takes place Outdoors throughout the year, regardless of weather, so please ensure that your child is suitably dressed for the ever changing British weather.

Water is provided at Snack-times and is freely available throughout the day. Children can bring a labelled water bottle but we remind you that we are only allowed plain water because we are a ‘Healthy School’.

We politely remind you that children are not to bring personal toys into school, unless asked by a teacher.

We are friendly team so if you have any worries or would like a bit of advice please pop in and speak to one of us: Miss Biddlestone, Mrs Hughes or Mrs Berry.