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Teachers: Miss Newman
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Morris and Miss Hodgkinson

our topic is: The Great outdoors

Harry the Hedgehog is lost! And it’s our job to find his home and his friends.
This term the children will be finding out about woodland creatures and where they live. The children will be visiting the woods in Kingsbury Water Park on our trip this term, to see first hand a woodland environment and to explore the Great Outdoors!
We will be focusing on understanding rhyme, re-telling stories and forming letters.
We have included in this booklet some of the things we will be focusing on this term and have given ideas about how you can help at home. Please do feel free to come and talk to us if you would like more information. 


It would be brilliant if you could share as many learning experiences with your child as possible, based on what we are learning about in class. If you do this, we would love to see what you have been doing on Tapestry. You can log onto Tapestry and upload pictures and write a summary of what you have been doing. This will then be added to your child’s online learning journal.

Prime Areas of Development:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

We will be:
Encouraging the children to take into account what others are saying during conversations.

You can help at home by:

Encouraging your child to stay on topic when you are chatting; ask them to listen carefully to what others are saying; praise them for good listening.

Communication and Language: 

We will be:
Asking ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions.
Encouraging children to use language to act out stories they know.

You can help at home by:

Asking ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions and modelling the correct response if they get stuck; use new and interesting words when you are talking to your child.

Physical Development: 

We will be:
Practising throwing and catching with greater accuracy
Working on writing letters correctly. 

You can help at home by:

Throwing and catching balls, pairs of socks, packets of crisps with your child; helping your child to write their name forming all of the letters correctly.

Specific Areas of Development:


We will be:
Working on continuing a rhyming string
e.g. If given ‘cat’ then children can ‘mat’, ‘bat’ or ‘sat’. 

Identifying the first sounds in words
e.g. ‘h’ in hedgehog, ‘w’ in woods, ‘s’ in squirrel. 

You can help at home by:

Playing rhyming games;

Pointing out rhyming words in stories and asking your child if they can think of other words that rhyme; playing I-spy.


We will be:
Recognising numbers to 5 and then beyond.
Using words such as ‘fewer’ and ‘more’ to compare groups of objects.
Saying number names in order up to 20 and beyond.

You can help at home by:

Pointing out numbers on buses, doors and everywhere around you; asking your child to compare piles of toys and say which has more/fewer; starting to count to 20 and beyond.

Don’t forget to share these activities with us on Tapestry!

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they possibly can.
The best attendees each term receive a special prize!  

If your child arrives after the door is closed they must be taken up to the office to be registered.
If for any reason your child cannot attend a session (e.g. illness, family circumstances) please telephone the office to let them know.
If you know in advance (e.g. medical appointments) please let the class teacher know as soon as you can.

Tapestry online learning journal

We love seeing what your child is doing at home on Tapestry.


We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. Please pay £1.00 (part-time) or £1.50 (full-time) per week to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and milk.

Uniform and Jewellery:

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid. This includes the inside of coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves.

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 2nd May: Trip to Kingsbury Water Park
Friday 4th May: Trip to Kingsbury Water Mark
Thursday 24th May: Class photographs
Friday 25th May: Last day of term

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