Mrs Barker & Mrs Parsons


Mrs Ellis & Mrs Barker (Mrs Parsons is on maternity leave)

Spring Term 2018

This term we will focus our Literacy learning around an exciting book called Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. We will be practising our handwriting every week and will be learning new words in our spellings. We will have spelling homework every Monday to be returned the following Monday. Our focus this term will be on Phonics with all children learning at their phase. All of our phonics learning follows the National Curriculum’s Letters and Sounds programme, however we use Phonics Play and a variety of other learning tools to achieve this. This will lead to their year one phonics assessment in the summer term.

In Numeracy, the children will be continuing to work on calculation skills with Mrs Ellis and Time and Data Handling with Mrs Barker. Skills will be developed through focussed group work, independent work and continuous provision every day.

Science for the spring term will focus on Animals and their Habitats.

During the spring term, the Topic will be Geography. The children will learn locational and place knowledge, understanding the names and location of the world’s seven continents and five oceans. They will also learn to name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom.  

A reading book will continue to be sent home every night in each child’s reading pack. These books will follow the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme that is followed by school. We encourage reading every night if possible and the reading pack returned to school with the child each morning. Please feel free to write a comment in your child’s reading record.

PE will take place on Tuesday and Friday. We will be learning hand-eye co-ordination and balance in gymnastics. Please help us by naming your child’s PE kit. They will require shorts, T-shirt and pumps or trainers. This is to be left in school until a holiday.

School begins at 8:55 where we will greet the children at the door. Children are to be encouraged to gain independence and enter the cloakroom on their own, where they can hang their coat on their own peg.

Thank You for your continued support

Gail Ellis and Carol Barker