2017 Spring Term

posted 16 Feb 2017, 03:37 by Sally Faulkner   [ updated 17 Feb 2017, 09:40 by Chris Metcalfe ]
spring snowdrops

Our New Story for this next term is-Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy

Over the next few weeks we will be learning about this story. Please help your child by reading the story with them.

We will be learning to countdown from ten to blast-off into space.

We will be making rockets, packing for the journey and dressing up to go to the moon.

We will be exploring sieves, strainers and slotted spoons. Magnets and metals, rocks and stones. We will be exploring waterproof materials so we can make baby bear a waterproof helmet.

We will be talking about bedtimes, bath-times and night-time.

Thank you, Mrs Faulkner

Creative Home Work 

Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy

The children have started to make some rockets in school this week so this topic will be a great learning opportunity for them.

Please help your child to make some sort of rocket to go to the moon.  It could be playing at home in a box and packing a picnic, or you could paint a picture, make a model or collage of a rocket.

Please could your child bring their creative work into school to hang in our Galaxy Gallery by the end of the first week.


Please would you collect any foil tins (not used for meat), plastic lids, clean egg boxes, boxes, cylinders and tubes for junk modelling. Please let me know if you have, or are able to get a large cardboard box, as we would love to build our own space rocket.

Thank you, Mrs Faulkner

Magic Moments Books 

    This term we will be giving your child a Magic Moments book. This book allows us to share the things which are important to your child, both at home and at school. Each week we hope you will encourage your child to draw, write or stick something in that they have collected or something from a day out, for example a bus ticket, in order to share their excitement with their friends at school. Please helps us by labelling the pictures and writing on the names of the people we may see in pictures etc. 

    We will also use these books to update you with new school learning and the topics we will be covering each term.

Jolly Phonics - Our school’s phonic programme

          This term we will be sending your child home with a new sound to explore every week. There will be a picture to colour, a sound to say and an action to learn. Please help your child by talking to them about the sound, how to say it, and how to make the action. Your child may know things beginning with that sound or may recognise the letter from their name.

Please note, we will not be focusing on learning the letter names at this stage.

The first group of sounds we will cover contains-

s a t i p n

You can find many resources online which help you to pronounce the sounds. Search for Jolly Jingles and you will find the songs to reinforce each letter sound.

Please feel free to ask us for more help or information.

Many thanks,

Mrs Faulkner