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Key Information - Term 6

 Please wear your PE kit to school every Thursday.

Please make sure that you are receiving Parentmails, reading the weekly school newsletter and follow our school Facebook page to keep up to date. 

Please do not bring toys to school however small.

Please re-name everything! We are finding it difficult to find jumpers and cardigans as names have rubbed off labels. Please check and re-name everything! Including jumpers, cardigans, hats, coats, shoes, wellies, book bags, packed lunch bags/boxes.

All children have a school sun hat in school for them to wear every day. 

Please apply suncream before your child comes to school in the morning. 

Please do bring a rain coat to school even when warm.

To access Home Learning tasks please click the Learning Log star below or look inside your Learning Log books. Complete a task each week. 

Learning Logs are due in on a Tuesday and will be returned on Friday. We celebrate the children's home learning in class every Friday. 

Our school day is 8.40am - 3.05pm. 

Please bring Reading Records to school every day. Reading books are reviewed and changed every Tuesday and Friday. 

When your child turns 5, please register at if you would still like them to have milk at school. 






God of all, 

you sent your Spirit to be with the disciples, 

filling them with joy, peace and courage. 

May we also be filled with your Spirit, 

be brave and share your peace in our world. 


We have been on Mr Gumpy's boat exploring new vocabulary to describe the waves and water.

Boat making and stain glass window natural art,

Wingham Wildlife Fun

Following our interests with a dinosaur small world.

Money week - exploring coins and paying for petrol.

Forest School fun

Jubilee cupcake making!

The sunshine has brightened our day. We have learnt about staying safe in the sun, drinking plenty, finding shade and wearing sun hats.

So much teamwork and problem solving this week.

Some of us made an obstacle course and the whole class joined in! Teamwork!

Where does our food come from? Bread making and tasting.

Our St George's Day shields

Our first Balance Bike session was so much fun! We have explored ways to travel and stop safely.

The Easter Bunny has visited us!

World book day celebrations!

Mental Health Week - exploring ways to be calm and relaxed. Yoga fun!

Bird watching and nest building in Forest School.

Winter Olympic preparations and celebrations

National Story Telling Week - we have shared our stories without books this week. We are storytellers!

We have been combining 2 groups and checking the amount using a ten frame.

Exploring musical instruments and creating a class band.

To help us understand different ways to make 5 we played a game to see how many bean bags we could throw into a hoop. We recorded our answers.

We have explored how the sun gives light and energy and helps our food to grow.

Thank you Kent Fire and Rescue for teaching us how to stay safe and the importance of smoke alarms.

This week we have discovered that squares and rectangles have 4 sides and 4 corners. We have created shape pictures using these shapes. Our favourites were trains and castles!

Our paintings inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night.

Our Christingle service.

Inspired by the book 'Sky Colour' we have mixed colours to create our Class mural.

We have listened to music from around the world and compared the same song in French and English.

Forest School - A nature hunt, building with natural resources and a fire with marshmallows.

We have had fun today learning about and celebrating Children in Need

Our listening walk! We listened carefully and recorded what we could hear inside and outside.

We have explored Diwali and created our own Rangoli patterns.

Our author visit from C.S. Clifford. We loved listening to his stories and joining in too.

People who help us! The St Joseph's hospital in action.

Performing our poems of the term with Year 1

Matching our Wellington Boots to sort them into pairs.

Fantastic forest school! Bug hunting, wand making and noticing the first signs of Autumn followed by a toasted marshmallow.

Our visit to our local library. We loved choosing books and sharing them with each other.

Our first PE lesson exploring different ways of moving safely in the space around us.

New bike helmets have arrived in Water Class. We have sorted our old helmets and talked about staying safe on bikes at home and in school.

We have been exploring our environment with our friends. 

Here is some more information about reading Wordless Picture Books

We have loved sharing our photos and toys from home and finding out what makes us special.

The classroom is ready for lots of fun! We can't wait to see you all on Monday for your first day at school. X

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Water Class 2020-2021 Thank you for the memories!

Winner of our class medal!