Turtles and Fish

Term 6  June/July 2020 Update

Here is the last Home Learning Grid before the summer holidays.  It carries on with our Are all minibeasts scary? topic.  There are lots of lovely learning activities for you to enjoy.

English Our next Talk 4 Writing book is Mouse's Adventure

Please carry on with your maths, reading and PE as before (see below).  Don't forget to keep in touch via Tapestry and Class Dojo - we love to hear from you and find out what you have been doing.

Enjoy your learning!

Term 6  June 2020

Hello Fabulous Fish and Terrific Turtles,

We hope you had a lovely half term and enjoyed the lovely sunny weather.

Here is the next Home Learning Grid. It has lots of lovely activities and links to learning to support our topic Are all minibeasts scary? based on The Very Hungry Caterpillar story.  We are looking forward to you sharing your learning with us on Tapestry.

English We have a fabuous new Talk 4 Writing booklet called The Amazing Adventures of Max.

PE There are some fabulous ideas for keeping fit and healthy on our PE Home Learning Ideas.

Reading Don't forget to keep reading and remember to watch the daily RWInc phonics lesson on YouTube.  There are some great books to read on https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

Maths  Here are some exciting maths activities which link with our topic work.  The order to complete them in is:

  1. Summer Term Week 3 The Hungry Caterpillar
  2. Summer Term Week 4 The Very Busy Spider
  3. Summer Term Week 5 Superworm
  4. Summer Term Week 6 The Snail and the Whale

You don't need the books to complete the maths activities

Enjoy your learning and stay safe

Ms Smith, Mrs Porter and Mrs Taylor


Term 5  April/May 2020

Hello Fabulous Fish and Terrific Turtles,

We hope you are all well and keeping safe and had a super VE Bank Holiday. I can see lots of you made flags and bunting and baked for that special day.  Thank you for the continued great Home Learning shared on Tapestry.

Children are working really hard at home completing their Home Learning so well done! We are so impressed with the work sent in so please keep it coming in. We really look forward to seeing the wonderful videos and photographs. Remember if you haven't taken part in Home Learning its not too late to start and you can share it through Tapestry.

Please be aware that due to safeguarding we can only share videos where children's names aren't used in the video.  If you have any questions or queries please message us using Tapestry or Class Dojo.

Here is the next Home Learning Pack for the rest of this term.

Home Learning Grid (Version 2)    Our current theme is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  There are lots of ideas and links to how you can keep learning at home.

(Click here to download EYFS Home Learning Grid)

Reading   Please read with your child as often as you can! If you run out of books to read at home you can find online books and games to share on the following websites:

Phonics – We hope you are enjoying the daily Read Write Inc phonics lesson on YouTube, this is the scheme we use in school so will keep your child on track with their phonics. There are also daily spelling lessons for both Set 1 and Set 2 sounds.


English   Please click the link below for a fun Talk for Writing Pack, called Mavis the Magical Cat.

(Click here to download Mavis the Magical Cat)

Maths  There are practical fun activities on the learning grid and some worksheets attached below to support your child's maths learning.

Maths 1 Addition                Maths 2 Subtraction          Maths 3 Activity Mat 

PSCHE – staying safe online – Smartie the Penguin - E Safety – https://www.childnet.com/

We miss all of you and look forward to when we will be all together again.

Ms Smith, Mrs Porter and Mrs Taylor



EYFS _ Term 4
Communication and Language

This term our focus story will be the Little Red Hen, it is a traditional Folk tale but we are focusing on Pie Corbett's version. 

  • Making up own stories – adults scribing the story as the child retells it.
  • Retelling stories – both our focus text and the children's own stories.
  • Sequencing stories – looking at beginning, middle and end and describing the key characters of a story. 
  • Listening to others opinions in conversations and taking turns when talking.


Physical Development

PE will be on Friday mornings again this term. We will be focusing on dance and our focus this term will be; 

  • Experimenting with different ways of moving our bodies to music. 
  • Learning to move with confidence and skill around, under, over and through balancing and climbing equipment.
  • Develop fine motor skills through threading, construction, malleable materials and small world equipment.
  • Continuing to use the correct pencil grip and learning to form our letters correctly.
  • Develop a sense of balance using the new balance bikes.
  • We will be discussing washing our hands very carefully and why this is so important. 


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be going on a trip to the National Forest Adventure Farm this term and our PSED sessions will be based around this.

  • On our Learning to Learn day we will be reading 'There's a Volcano in my Mouth' and trying to take turns when talking. 
  • We will be encouraging children to try and resolve their own disputes with each other. 
  • Before our trip to the farm we will discussing the expectations of being on a school trip and the behaviour we expect.


Here is a little reminder on how you can help your child at school this term;
  1. Read to and with your child at least 4 times a week

  2. Spot the different sounds in books and around you (road signs, shop signs, leaflets etc). 

  3. Ask your child to read any CVC words (dog, cat, bat etc) you see in books and around you.

  4. Begin to learn the high frequency words with your child (a letter will sent out to you this term about this). 

  5. Count to 20 with your child and encourage our child to spot numbers that are all around us. 


Thank you to all the parents and children who returned their posters linked to our topic.

They are now displayed in our classrooms and the children can now refer to them during their learning.