Southborough C of E Primary School


This week's notices Monday 23rd April 2018

During maths we will be using a variety of resources and materials to explore the different capacities of containers.

We will be continuing to explore our new Power of Reading text, ‘What the Ladybird Heard’.  We will be writing a description of one of the animals and using our listening skills to work out what sounds each animal makes.

We will also be making stars on which the children will be writing what their dreams and hopes are for the future.


Please make sure your child has their correct PE kit in school including plimsolls as we will be going outside this term as much as  possible.

If the weather is hot please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school and, if necessary, that you have applied sun cream.

Thank you

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This term’s  ‘The Bog Baby’ is about an amazing squelchy creature who is found living in a magic pond. We will be using the story to learn about how living things are found in different habitats. The book also looks at what happens when animals are taken out of their homes. What would you do if you found a bog baby in your shed?

Communication, Language and Literacy

We will be basing lots of reading and writing activities around our text, The Bog Baby. The children will be writing lists, thoughts and speech bubbles, instructions and captions. Pupils will continue to develop their reading and writing skills through our Read Write Inc. lessons. Read Write Inc books are now coming home each week. Children will develop their communication through show and tell activities, partner talk and storytelling.


We are learning about the teens numbers from 10-20. Children will be recognising, counting, ordering, estimating and writing these numbers. We will then be looking at the properties of 3D shapes. Next we will begin to look at addition and subtraction problems and finding out which strategies can be used to solve them.

Physical Development.

Reception children will continue to use our outdoor area to discover more about wet habitats. We will be digging and planting seeds. The children will also continue to explore mark making with pens, paint, pencils, markers etc. PE lessons will continue in the infant hall with basic gymnastics and games skills being taught. 

Personal, Social and Emotional development.

This term’s Christian value is forgiveness. We will be speaking together about what this means and how we can show forgiveness to others. Our story The Bog Baby asks questions about whether it is right to take animals away from their own habitat.  In our RE lessons we will be leaning about salvation and why Christians put a cross in an Easter garden.


Understanding The World

We will be exploring different habitats through The Bog Baby. The book focuses on ways to look after animals and the differences between wild animals and pets. We will be learning about care for all living things and the environment.

Expressive Arts and Design

We will be making our own bog babies out of craft materials. The children will be using digital cameras to photograph their own bog baby model. We will be working together to make a giant pond collage picture. We will look at how Monet painted lily ponds. The children will also be using their art and design skills to create a marvellous Mother’s Day surprise.



World Book Day

We will be celebrating World Book Day on March 16th. For this we would like the children to dress as one of the characters from the books we have been studying this year or from a favourite book.  We have read Oh No George, The Blue Penguin, Stanley’s Stick and The Bog Baby.