10th January 2020


This week we have been:

Learning about different modes of transport and where you can use and find them. We read a story called ‘We all go travelling by’. We noticed many modes of transport and spoke about if they move on the ground, in the sky or in the water. Over the next few weeks we will be splitting the different modes of transport into groups and using the creation story alongside it. Use this link to share the story at home.


In Phonics this week we have started learning the sounds of alphabet. When learning the letters we focus on the sounds only and not the letter names. So far we have learnt

  • m – down Maisy, up Maisy, mountain, mountain.
  • a – around the apple, down the leaf

In maths this week we have been counting groups of passengers boarding a train. We have been counting to 10 and some of us added two numbers together.

In Re this week we have been learning about theophany and linked this to the baptism of Jesus and what baptism looks like in church.

Unfortunately we sad goodbye to Dinky this week. She was poorly during the Christmas break and sadly she went to heaven. We celebrated how happy she was and explained it was ok to feel many different ways about it. We then went outside and after saying a special prayer released a balloon for Dinky to play with. We also drew pictures and wrote messages that we sent to heaven for Dinky to read.

Next week we will be:

  • Learning about different modes of air transport.
  • Using transport to sort and count.
  • Learning about the creation story.
  • Celebrating St Basil and learning about the Vasilopita.
  • Exploring ways noise travels.

How you can help at home:

  • Continue name writing.
  • Counting activities, up to 20.
  • Bake a vasilopita!

Messages home:

Just a reminder that the deadline for applying for a reception place is January 15th 2020. Please ensure you apply by then.

On Monday 13th January we will be celebrating St Basil. Father George is coming to school to bless our vasilopitas and you are welcome to bake one at home and bring it into school Monday morning. This is the recipe:

Vasilopita reciepe

Thank you your ongoing support, Mrs Herne.

Mrs Lowe and Mrs Bruno.