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Week Beginning 18th June

We are really looking forward to learning about our new book in Talk 4 Writing.

 Please remember to make sure your child is reading every day for at least ten minutes. Make sure you sign the Buster Book club book mark after hearing your child read on Wednesday as we really want to be the class who have read the most minutes. Come on Kent Class!


Another busy week in Kent Class

This week, we have been learning about The Three Billy Goats Gruff story. The children have imitated the story in their writing, carried out drama activities and used 2 Simple software Storyboard to create their own little story page or booklet. Ask your child to see if they can recall the story. We tried to encourage the children to add some interesting words in to their story such as powerful, brave, evil, but to name a few.

We also focused on time openers such as: 






Later on




This week in Literacy we have been learning how to write a recount. We went for a walk around school and stopped at four places. We described what we could see and hear. Back in class we drew pictures and wrote sentences about the route we took. Ask your child if they can remember the order? Can they use time connectives?

In Literacy we have been describing settings for our innovated story of the Gruffalo.

We have been learning how to make 1/4 and 1/2 turns.

In Maths we have been learning about positional language. We explored this by using objects and asking our friend to describe its position. 

In Topic we designed our own bags. What makes a good bag?

Talk for Writing - The Gruffalo - What can we change to create our own story?

Sharing a story with a friend in our Gruffalo forest.

We have been learning how to half and quarter shapes for our Gruffalo characters to eat.

We have been learning about tens and ones. We practised adding two two-digit numbers together and writing the number sentence.

Watching the pantomime "Jack and the Beanstalk"

Practising for our Nativity

African Words- What does this word say? Can you put it in a sentence?

We made African huts out of clay. How different are the African houses compared to your house?

How can you describe a lion? Which adjectives will you use?

We made poppies for Rememberence Day.

In Maths we are learning about money. How many different ways can you make 10p? 20p? Which coins will you use?

In Maths we are learning how to tell the time.

Christmas card writing

Djembe drum playing

As we are learning about African elephants this term we played African drums to music. We practised keeping the rhythm and listening to each other as we played. We also spoke about syllables in words and drummed the rhythm of our names.

Meerkat Facts

This week, in Literacy, we have been discussing facts and opinions. We have learnt some facts about Meerkats - how many can you remember?

Spanish - Heads, Shoulder, Knees and Toes

We have been practising our Spanish words - Kent class are getting particularly good at singing this song!

Look at our fantastic Meerkat houses!

Week 5

In Literacy this week we have been looking at the order of Sunny’s story.

We discovered that in the beginning, Sunny was not happy at home.

He wanted to go on an adventure – his reason was that everyone at home was just too close.

He went on a journey to see some relatives in other places, but ran into some problems on the way. At Uncle Edwards’ home, the eggs made Sunny sick – and at his cousins’ Scratch and Mitch, Sunny got ‘itchy feet. He decided to move on.

In the resolution to his story, Sunny returned home to his family and discovered it was the perfect place to be after all.

We made our own story maps.

In Maths we have been learning about shape. We have been using the 2D shape resources, and using dough to mould shapes. 

Shapes Song

How many shapes can you remember?

Week 4

This week, Sunny took a break from his story and went on a trip to France! He has been trying snails and cheese, whilst visiting the Eiffel tower. We have been writing postcards and making stamps. We have been thinking about our houses – would sunny live in a house like ours?


To celebrate the European day of Languages, we tried some French food – some people really did not enjoy French cheese! We also made French flags.

In maths, we have been working on simple addition. We can add 2 small groups of objects.


Week 3


This week, we have been thinking about what the differences are between humans and animals. Do they have the same body parts? Do they live in the same places? Do they look the same?

In Literacy, we have made a text map and thought of some actions to help us remember Sunny the meerkat’s story.

He lives in the Kalahari Desert, and he comes from a large family. Sometimes, Sunny thinks they are too close. We have been focussing on the days of the week and what order they go in.

In Maths we are starting to look at ordinal numbers. We had races to find out who would come 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. We played this online game to help us learn the order.  



We are been exploring our key text Meerkat Mail.  Look at our exciting learning environment!

Seven Continents Song

Week 2

This week we met our new friend, Sunny. Sunny is a meerkat from the Kalahari desert, and in the next few weeks we will be finding out all about him and his story.

In Maths, we are focussing on counting accurately. How many ways can you think of to help you check your counting is correct?

We have also been looking at our Earth using GoogleEarth this week. We are learning about the continents and have found a fun song to help us remember their names!


This week, we also had Roald Dahl day – after a very funny assembly, we spent the morning learning the story of the Enormous Crocodile. Some children were dressed up as Roald Dahl characters! We measured crocodiles, and thought of adjectives to describe the sneaky croc.

Week 1

We have been practising counting and spotting the missing numbers in a number line.

We have also been talking about habitats and practising our sounds by trying to spell animal names.