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Summer 2

Here are some photos of what we have been up to so far this half term...

Summer 2

Welcome to a very busy Summer 2 in Red Class. Our topic this half term is Treasure Island and we will be doing lots of activities based on pirates, treasure, boats and the sea. The children have already made hats, eye patches and telescopes and they are really enjoying dressing up in different pirate costumes. At the end of the topic we will all enjoy a fun pirate party. Our cookery lessons are linked to our topic and we will be making fruit smoothies, fisherman’s wraps, jewelled rice, dips with crudités, flag biscuits and pirate punch.


In literacy we are working with the book 'Pirates Love Underpants’ which the children are really enjoying. The story inspired them to make up their own pirate story, working as a group. The children have already worked with the green screen to act out their pirate story to make a film. They all did a super job, the film is amazing!


In Maths we will be continuing to work on our number skills and also shape, measure and time.


We look forward to seeing you at sports day and parents evening and will let you know dates nearer the time.

Our Literacy book...

Welcome back to Red Class for the busy summer term ahead. 


Our topic this half term is The Very Hungry Caterpillar and is based on the story written by Eric Carle. Our literacy will also be based on this book and we will be using lots of skills to build on our reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.


In Science we are going to learn about minibeasts and life cycles, we are very lucky to have live caterpillar eggs in class that we will watch hatch, grow and turn into butterflies. The children are very excited about their arrival.


As part of our topic we are visiting Whipsnade zoo to go to the butterfly house to experience a range of different butterflies, whilst we are there we will of course visit the other animals.


In maths we will be working with number, shape, capacity and measure.


In cookery we will be making a range of foods linked to topic, so far the children have made butterfly cakes which were really delicious!


‘People who help us’ is the theme for PSHE and we will be learning about the roles of the police, doctors, firefighters and dentists.


Your children will be bringing home their fabulous work linked to topic, we hope you enjoy it as much as they enjoy doing it.

Spring 2


This term our topic is called Kings, Queens and all things Royal. 


We will be learning about castles and the royal family. We will also be making crowns and royal jewellery and dressing up as kings and queens. In cookery, we will be making a range of foods linked to topic including a Victoria sandwich and bread and butter pudding.


In literacy, we will be looking at different stories linked to our Kings, Queens and all things Royal topic. Our first book is the Snow Queen and we will be making and using puppets to act like the characters from the story.

In maths, we will be working hard with numbers, shape, measure and time.

In science we are exploring physical processes such as sound and light, we will use magnets to investigate what they do and do not attract.

 At the end of the term, we will be busy decorating bonnets for our Easter bonnet competition. Parents will be invited into school to see our lovely bonnets during our special parade.


Autumn 2

Our topic this half term is ‘Over the Rainbow’ and each week we will be focussing on a specific colour from the rainbow and will be experiencing different activities based on that colour.  In science, we are doing lots of hands on experiments including colour mixing.


Our literacy focus is traditional tales and our work will be based on the story Little Red Riding Hood. We will learn about story settings, characters and will write our own version of the tale.


In maths, we will continue our work on 2D and 3D shapes, addition and subtraction.


Cookery is topic linked and we have planned our recipes around the colour of the week, this includes making blueberry muffins, lemon curd tarts and green vegetable frittas.


We have an exciting trip planned travelling on the Santa express train and are looking forward to doing our end of year performance. 

Autumn 1

Our topic this half term is ‘Champions’ where we are learning about our bodies, how they work and how to look after them.

In literacy we are looking at the story ‘The Tiger Who came to Tea’, and this will give the children the opportunity to role play, follow instructions and work on their skills to form sentences.

In maths we will be working on a range of skills including shape, measure and number.


Over the course of the half term, the children will bring a variety of pieces of work home, we hope you enjoy them. We are also making preparations for our Harvest Festival assembly and hope to see you there.

Sensory activities

Gardening activities

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