Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Curriculum Overview 2020-2021

It is the end of the first ever term at Southborough School, and we think that you as families and the children themselves deserve a huge well done and a pat on a back – as well as a good rest over the half term break.  The children have settled into school life so brilliantly, in very unusual circumstances and they have done so with positivity and enthusiasm which is quite inspirational.  A huge thanks to all of you who are doing so much to support the children in their journey with us at school, it is really appreciated and the children are doing a brilliant job. 

It was such a delight to speak to so many families for parent consultations in the last week of term.  Thank you for making the time for the call.  It was so lovely to be able to have a proper chat with you and let you know how much effort your child is making with their learning.  As ever, if you do need to chat to us, please email the school office and they can arrange for you to be phoned by your child’s class teacher at a time which is convenient to you.

The final week of the term was full of excitement.  The children watched a thrilling celebrity interview as Mrs Crumly got to meet George and ask him all the children’s questions in a special VIP video recording.  George told us all about the choices he’s been making; how he had to rush to beat Miss Lewis to eat the cake, how he’d never dig in Mrs Brian’s garden, what activities he’d like to do in Plan Do Review in the garden at school and most importantly, why he likes rubbish bins so much.  The children were so excited to have their questions answered and it was a really fun way to pull together the term’s worth of learning.  We are all really looking forward to revealing next term’s book and getting stuck into the new learning!

In maths, our learning was inspired by the book Spinderella as we worked on our counting skills and even got to practise counting flies, and the artist Kandinsky, as we developed our knowledge of 2D shapes.  The children were even using mathematical vocabulary, such as, sides and vertices.

In plan do review, inspired by the spiders in Spinderella the children made spiders webs out of wool, creating a range of interesting shapes which they tried to identify and really using their fine motor skills to twist the wool and create knots.  The children also prepared a gorgeous party for George, using their knowledge of repeating patterns to make bunting and they wrote delicious sounding menus for George on the chalk boards using their sounds.

We hope you have glorious half term and we look forward to seeing you in November.  Don’t forget there are INSET days on the 2nd and 3rd, so school starts again for the children on Wednesday 4th.

Reception Teaching Team

(L-R) Mrs Brian, Miss Lewis, Mrs Crumly 

Reception Teaching Assistant Team

(Back Row L-R) Mrs W, Mrs Webb, Mrs Boulcott, Miss Leeson, Miss Nutt

(Front Row L-R) Mrs Strudwick, Ms Marcus, Mrs Coles