Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Forest Class

What have Forest been doing?

This Week's Notices

Communication, Language and Literacy

We will be basing lots of reading and writing activities around our different texts. The children will be writing their own Jack and the Beanstalk story. They will also be writing questions about worms, creating worm fact sheets and their personal opinion of worms. The children will also write a recount of our trip to Wilderness Woods. Pupils will continue to develop their reading and writing skills through our Read Write Inc. lessons. Read Write Inc books will continue to come home each week. Children will also develop their communication skills through show and tell activities, partner talk, drama, role play and storytelling.



To start the term we will recap on estimating, capacity and exploring large numbers. We will then be consolidating and applying our earlier learning this year on addition, subtraction, multiplication and sharing to different word problems. 


Physical Development

Reception children will continue to use our outdoor area to discover more about how we can use our resources to build and make things and develop our physical skills. Our mud kitchen and outdoor mud café will continue to serve a range of delicacies. We will be digging, planting and caring for beans and  plants. The children will also continue to explore mark making with a variety of resources including pens, paint, pencils, markers and chalk. We will continue outdoor PE lessons in preparation for sports day.


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

This term’s Christian value is hope. We will be speaking together about what this means and how we can build on our hopes as we prepare for the next year at school.  We will continue to focus on building positive relationships between the children and looking at how we can express our feelings and solve conflicts between each other.


Understanding the World

We will continue to explore the environment in our outdoor area and looking at how things grow and change. This term we will be caring for caterpillars. We will learn about the life cycle of butterflies as we watch the transformation of caterpillars into chrysalides and then adult painted lady butterflies.


Expressive Arts and Design

The children will create images of worms and other small animals and insects. They will be encouraged to use a range of skills and techniques to do this and also to look at patterns, colour and texture within small animals. We will explore different ways of movement through dance and drama and also create music to accompany the movement and behaviour of insects and small animals.