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Next half term our topic will be ‘Creepy Crawlies!’ We will be exploring many texts with minibeasts as the characters for example, ‘The hungry caterpillar,’ ‘The very busy spider,’ and ‘The bad tempered lady bird.’ We will also be looking at a selection of non-fiction texts and learning facts about different minibeasts. In our writing we will be learning to write simple stories with a beginning, middle and end using key features of a narrative.


As part of our ‘Creepy Crawlies’ topic we will be observing the life cycle of caterpillars and talking about the changes we notice. Hopefully we will have some butterflies to release by the end of the half term.


The children will be lucky enough to go on a minibeast hunt to the junior school wild area area. This will be a fantastic chance for children to see examples of minibeasts up close and learn about their habitats.  


On Tuesday 11th June we will be going on a whole school visit to ‘The English Institute of Sport,’ to take part in our annual sports day. Here the children will have the opportunity to practise all the different skills that they have learnt in PE this year.


In Mathematics we will be using the context of minibeast to solve doubling, halving and sharing problems. We will be consolidating our knowledge of numbers, money, length and shapes through lots of practical opportunities and discussions.


The children really enjoyed being creative last half term for our ‘Picture This’ topic. Some fantastic work was produced which was of a very high standard. This work will be display during the picture this exhibition this half term. Don’t miss it!


As part of our circle time and dinosaur school sessions we will be talking about changes and new beginnings to prepare the children for their transition into year one. We wish all the children a happy summer holidays and all the best of the luck in the future.


To support your child at home this half term,

  • Please listen to them read as often as possible and practise their key words.
  • Question your child about what they have read to develop their comprehension skills.
  • Encourage your child to create and solve their own mathematical problems using numbers to 20 and beyond including doubling.
  • Encourage to use their knowledge of story vocabulary to write a simple story with a beginning, middle and end.
  • To encourage your child to talk about family cultures and routines


Thank you for your continued support.


Miss McClare and Mrs Atkins



 Mrs Sinclair and Miss McClare