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Welcome to Crocodiles & Sharks


Mrs Needham and Mrs Richardson work with the children in our ‘Ready To Learn’ Groups , better known as… the Crocodiles and Sharks! Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to come and speak with them.


After their early transition into Year 2, the Crocodiles and Sharks have settled well into their new surroundings and quickly got to grips with their new routines. They have been getting to know each other and thinking about what they would like to achieve in the new school year. We feel sure that they will work hard and be successful in this new chapter of their school careers.


In September, the Crocodiles will be writing reports, letters, instructions and stories relating to the Year 2 topic, ‘Around the World in 40 days’. As the title suggests, they will be learning about different countries around the world, such as Brazil, China and Pakistan. It promises to be an amazing, whistle-stop tour! We will focus on basic writing skills , and hope that you will join us in encouraging the children to use capital letters and full stops appropriately, work on their letter formation and handwriting skills and use a variety of words to extend sentences (because, so, but, if, when).


Sharks will be working on developing their basic number skills, including, ordering numbers, halving and doubling, investigating odd and even numbers alongside addition and subtraction. It would be wonderful if you could encourage the children to practise the following mathematical skills:


Counting backwards and forwards from any number

Quick re-call of pairs of numbers that add up to 10, 20 and 100

2 times table

5 times table

10 times table

Doubling numbers to 20 – e.g. double 1 is 2, double 2 is 4 etc

Halving even numbers from 2-20


It looks like another exciting year of learning is on the way, so watch this space!


Mrs Needham & Mrs Richardson