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Eagles enjoyed making their own pizza at Pizza Express this morning. Looks delicious! https://t.co/dbuKUceTiA


The Great British Picnic this afternoon at Cooks Spinney. A beautiful day for the children to have their lunch outside https://t.co/7KJQX6Ko5g


Year 4 entered the magical world of Harry Potter yesterday. An amazing day out was had by all https://t.co/DJg8CtLuBW


More photos from Pixie's farm visit today https://t.co/YKAtH0KUMi


Pixie class had a visit from some very special friends today. The farm came to Cooks Spinney today! https://t.co/tfTNOcPr9s


Pupils having fun on the first day of Cooks Spinney's after-school child care Star Club yesterday. https://t.co/M9RZOuhu5l


Our excellent year 6 Netball team worked tirelessly till the final whistle and only lost out narrowly by a 1-0 defeat in our last game of the day. Their team spirit and never say die attitude was amazing. So proud of them. https://t.co/sGJOlESydb


Baguette Day today at Cooks Spinney. Delicious! https://t.co/u7dKN1SAJ8


EYFS and year 1 were treated to a fantastic drama workshop today provided by . The children had a great time using their imagination to be mermaids and pirates https://t.co/nhCCWdv8RV


Unicorns Class went outside to make bug/wildlife houses and dens as part of their British Wildlife topic this week. https://t.co/H3bK0NHKhE


Pixie class enjoying their music experience this afternoon. The children had an amazing time https://t.co/SzHPS6zWwk


This week Sprites class are learning about British wildlife. Yesterday they made bird feeders using pine cones and wrote down a list of instructions for how to make one https://t.co/z5hgRZx3GQ


The future generation of mathematicians from frogs class learning how to double up https://t.co/WzWbgPR4YE


Pixie class were very lucky to have a visit from Lottie’s hamster, Princess. They loved holding her and were very gentle! https://t.co/sKzO2kaq6s


Year 6 privilege card holders, plus friends, enjoying eating their lunch outside today https://t.co/QLb7mE0tvc


Ducks class have created this amazing Spring poem, each class member responsible for one line of the poem. Well done Ducks https://t.co/z6mOHZixno


The children learning some new moves in Wednesday's after-school judo club. There are still spaces available for year 3-6 pupils if anybody would like to join https://t.co/6CyoCYlpfi


Year 5 cycling their way through their bikeability course today https://t.co/AQeSbq8cb2


The Daily Mile scheme in action this morning on the KS2 playground. A positive way to start the day https://t.co/uLljpm62ts


The Able Writers working with one of the UK’s leading performance poets, Neal Zetter today https://t.co/TogNs1BxOy


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Reception - Sprites and Unicorns

Summer 2019

Welcome back for the Summer term!

Our topic for this term is Animals and Mini beasts! We have lots of exciting new experiences planned for the children and the learning will be broken down into five different categories- Pets, farm animals, wild animals, under the sea and mini beasts.

In May we are planning to visit Paradise Wildlife Park! The children will be able to get up close to all the animals they have been reading about in books such as lions, cheetahs, monkeys and penguins.

Understanding the World

We will look closely at the features and characteristics of different animals and go exploring outdoors on a bug hunt. We will also learn about different habitats and make comparisons about where animals live. Lastly, we look at life cycles and observe the changes that take place over time as a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly for example.


In Maths the children will be solving lots of practical problems and playing games that encourage the children to be naturally mathematical, deepening their understanding of number such as snakes and ladders and dominoes. By the end of the year the children should be able to-

Count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they will add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They will also solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.


In Literacy, we will be reading lots of stories such as Dear Zoo, What the ladybird heard, The Tiger Who came to tea and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We will also look at non-fiction books to help us learn lots of interesting facts. We will use our writing skills in a variety of ways; writing fact files about our pets, short stories and labelling the parts of an insect for example. By the end of the year children should be able to-

Use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They will also write some irregular common words. Children will write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words will be spelt correctly and others will be phonetically plausible.

 To finish off the year, our final topic will be "Summer". We will be spending lots of time outdoors and will also have some structured learning time indoors ready for year 1.

During this time, we will be doing several transition visits to the children’s new class and they will get to know their new teacher.

Please ensure you are checking our weekly newsletter for upcoming dates and information.

PE-      Unicorns - Monday afternoon/ Thursday morning

Sprites – Wednesday morning/ Thursday afternoon 

Parent child read – Unicorns - Wednesday 8.50 am / Sprites - Thursday 8.50 am

Glastonbabies Music Session- Wednesday am       Celebration assembly- Friday pm

If you have any queries, please come and speak to a member of the Reception team.

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