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25/06/19

The children being musical today in the first of the music workshops that are taking place throughout this week with https://t.co/5mU7tqSN8j

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24/06/19

Children enjoying Star Club after school today https://t.co/aNWwgOw4M3

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21/06/19

Pixie children investigating our latest admissions. The class caterpillars have arrived and the children are very excited to see what they will turn into. https://t.co/RfaecYhsG9

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21/06/19

A fabulous turnout for our KS1 and KS2 Sports day today. Well done to all who took part and a big thank you to all of the organisers. Butterflies were the overall winners of KS1 and Eagles took the number one spot for KS2 https://t.co/5zSzyy4oSX

21/06/19

Get yourselves down to the amazing circus event on Saturday 6th July. Shows are at 1pm and 2.30pm - Tickets are selling fast! £6.50 each https://t.co/LYHx6JJeir

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21/06/19

Unicorn class preparing for Sports Day https://t.co/MN0cAfNe2p

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20/06/19

Sprites class read the story of 'The Bad Tempered Ladybird' and painted these lovely ladybird pebbles! https://t.co/YfNBrUqmO8

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20/06/19

Cooks Spinney afternoon nursery children showing off their running skills at Sports Day https://t.co/Lcia8WCNSj

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20/06/19

More pictures from year 6's final trip with Cooks Spinney. They all had a fantastic day out at Chatham Green https://t.co/FpTdj2jdFC

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20/06/19

Having fun at Chatham Green https://t.co/QB7FhDNgRC

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20/06/19

The rain stayed away and our morning Pixies had the chance to take part in their very first sports day! https://t.co/8ielTn4oBx

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20/06/19

Sparrowhawks have now moved on to pond dipping https://t.co/6PQ2C4DkKE

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20/06/19

Our year 6 daytrippers learning how to survive the great outdoors https://t.co/waUWvYQMHi

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20/06/19

Sparrowhawks den building today at Chatham Green Wilderness Foundation https://t.co/WkTOE3cdef

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19/06/19

Our Social Skills Intervention Group had the opportunity to enjoy a music workshop with this afternoon. The children had a blast interacting and expressing themselves through music https://t.co/qbW5OF3fdq

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19/06/19

Another fantastic visit by for our Nursery children today https://t.co/hK4M6tZ3j1

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19/06/19

Year one performed the final class assembly today for this academic year. What a great way to end the run of fantastic assemblies that we have had this year. Well done to all https://t.co/qOMv0XeKBl

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18/06/19

Cooks Spinney entered two teams for the tennis tournament at Harlow Tennis Club. One team came fifth and the other team won the tournament 7-3 after the game went to a tie-breaker against St Albans. https://t.co/YszTjmNi9r

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18/06/19

Year 3 had a roaring good time today. https://t.co/1b4AOaVygZ

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18/06/19

Come and join us at 3:15pm in the dining hall this Friday to purchase your wristbands for the inflatables at the summer fete, to buy some nearly new books and for information about joining the school's PTA. We'll see you there! https://t.co/96B7891W1H

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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.

Maths

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.

 Literacy

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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