Southborough C of E Primary School


This week's notices Monday 8th October

Firstly, well done to all of the children for coming into class independently , they are all settling really quickly and enjoying their  morning activities.

Remember our Harvest festival is on Thursday at Christchurch, it starts at 2pm. Please bring your Harvest goods into school on Wednesday.

We will be having a visit from George this week and asking him lots of questions!

‘Show and Tell’ will now take place across the whole of Reception on Wednesdays. Two children will be chosen every week from Mountain, River and Forest Classes to share something topic related with everyone else in their class. Only the two children that have chosen to do ‘show and tell’ will  need to bring something in that week.

Read Write Inc phonics sound sheets will continue to be sent home to reinforce the learning they have been doing in school. Please talk to your children about the sound and ask them to say it to you. They should also practise writing the letter for each sound whilst saying the phrase to help them (for example they say “ Maisie, mountain, mountain “ for the sound m.) Please do not leave these in the book bags but keep them for future practise at home.

Please remember to send in your child’s classroom library book on  Mondays and Fridays.  We will change them if you have signed, or made a comment, in the yellow reading record.

If you have any questions, worries or concerns at all, please speak to your child’s teacher.

Please remember to inform the school if someone different is picking your child up at the end of our sessions.

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Communication, Language and Literacy

We will be spending time sharing the story ‘Oh No George!’ with the children.  We will be focusing on George’s dilemma and our ideas about his character as well as exploring different dogs and pets.

We will be practising our listening skills and introducing Show and Tell to help build children’s self confidence in speaking, listening and asking questions. We will begin to learn early reading and writing skills through our Read Write Inc lessons.


We will be building opportunities to develop number recognition and counting skills throughout the term.  We will be working with the children to find out what they already know through our Baseline assessments.

Physical Development.

We will be making use of our stunning outdoor paddock area, introducing rules and safe ways to use the equipment. The children will explore mark making in large and small ways both inside and outside. We will be developing the children’s independence in self-care with a particular focus on dressing, handwashing and eating at school.

Personal, Social and Emotional development.

We will begin to build relationships in our classes by learning each other’s names and finding out what we all like to do.  We will be introducing our school rules and how to manage our feelings.  

Understanding The World

We will be finding out who works in our school and where everything is.  We will be exploring our indoor and outdoor environments and learning how to keep them clean and tidy. We will be discovering the many different types of pets and how to take care of them focusing particularly on dogs If you have any resources (artefacts, books etc.) at home to support our topic, which we can share with the class, please name them and send them to school with your child.

Expressive Arts and Design

We will be creating art using our own ideas and different techniques and materials.  We will be representing dogs in all shapes and sizes using paint, collage and clay. Our role play areas will reflect our pet theme. We will be singing well known songs including nursery rhymes and sharing some new ones.