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Spring Term

Spring Term 2

Magical Mystery 


A big welcome back and a huge well done for all of your hard work from last term. We are all so proud of you all and look forward to seeing you all very soon! 


After the announcement from the Government: Online Learning will continue for the next two weeks online. This will continue as the same format as last term 


Online Learning Timetable suggestion: 


9am- 9:45 phonics 

10am-10:30- Maths Live Zoom 

11am-11:30- Literacy Live zoom 

1pm- Challenge posted on Tapestry 

14:15-14:30 Story Live. 


Please ensure you attend all Live zoom lessons and complete all tasks set. 


If you have any questions please contact a member of staff. 


This terms Learning: 


This Term children will be exploring fictional text and fairy tales. Each week the children will explore a different text connected to a different fantasy creature. Each Text has a word of the week focus, please remember to check Dojo for the word of the week and to keep up to date with the children’s learning. 


In Maths this term the children will be recovering number: counting to and from 20, recognition of numbers, matching number to quantity. Then moving on to adding by counting on and subtracting by counting back. 


The Texts the children will be covering this term are the following: 

Week 1: Mad about Dinosaurs 

Week 2: Pirates Love Underpants 

Week 3: Zog 

Week 4: The Princess and the Wizard 

Week 5: Room on the Broom 

Week 6: The Smeds and the Smoos 

The children have settled back into school well this term. We are extremely proud of them and their achievements. They have enjoyed getting back into routine and joining in with daily tasks and challenges set. The children have shared their experiences and have enjoyed putting into practice the skills learnt in the environment.  

Spring Term 1

Amazing Animals

This term the children will be exploring different types of animals from all over the world. From animals that live in the arctic to animals that live in our home. Each week the children will explore a different text connected to the type of animals we are exploring. Please remember to check Dojo Daily to keep up to date with the word of the week and what the children are learning and enjoying in class. 

this term in maths the children will be exploring, number bonds to 5, addition to 10, number bonds to 10, spatial awareness and 2d shapes. 

The texts the children will be exploring this term are the following: 

week 1: Farmyard Hullabaloo 

Week 2: A Squash and a Squeeze 

Week 3: Some Pets 

Week 4: Ronald the Rhino 

Week 5: Be Brave Little Penguin 

Week6: Sharing a Shell


Teaching during Lockdown 

Due to lockdown Children will be taught maths and literacy online through live lessons each day. This will be through Zoom. All links will be posted daily onto Tapestry. 

Phonics videos will also be posted onto Tapestry daily. These videos are pre recorded. The children will also be delegated a story book through Oxford Owl (you will need to set up an account- this is a free service).  

If you need any help with accessing any of these forums please do not hesitate to contact me through Class Dojo or call the school office on: 01522 785760. 


Please ensure you attend all lessons as they are a sequence of learning and will continue to support your child’s learning and development. After each zoom a task will be placed onto Tapestry with a write up of the lesson. 


There will also be a daily challenge added and a live story zoom at the end of each day. 

Spring 1 home learning and school learning