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Crocodiles & Sharks


Mrs Needham and Mrs Atkinson 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 summer break, Crocodiles have settled back into their regular routines and are looking forward to developing their writing skills.  They will be helping Ryecroft Bear as he travels “Around the World in 40 days,” and learning about a number of countries that he will visit along the way. They will be writing reports, letters, instructions and stories and focussing on their basic writing skills.  We 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 are 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


We’re off to a great start and looking forward to another exciting year of learning, so watch this space!