Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Friday 17th September:

What a fantastic first full week of school! We are extremely proud of the children (and parents) for completing this big milestone.

This week, we started our first RWInc sessions, learning the sounds; ‘m’, ‘a’ and ‘s’. We have attached a link as guidance to ensure everyone is saying the sounds correctly.  We will be focusing on the Set 1 sounds this term.

At the end of each week, children will bring home speed sound sheets to reinforce their learning. This is for you to keep at home and does not need to be returned to school.

In Maths this week, we have learnt all about ‘Our Day’, using the correct vocabulary to describe different events. In this topic, we shared the story ‘Peace at Last’; please see the video link below of the teachers showing off their acting skills in our fabulous Discovery Centre!

The children have very much enjoyed exploring our first text ‘Hello Friend’ which included drawing their own self-portrait- we definitely have a cohort of artists! We also talked about the importance of labels so we know where to put things away and know which items belong to who. Please can we ensure that all parts of the children’s school uniform (including shoes) are named.

We have been incredibly impressed by the children at lunchtime as they have settled quickly into the new routine.  This means that from next Monday we will be going to the Great Hall to eat our lunch, which is very exciting!

We hope you all have a lovely and restful weekend and will enjoy seeing you all again next week.


Please make sure that we have:

A pair of wellies and apron to stay in school

That you bring in every day:

A coat, book bag and water bottle


Find out a bit more about your teachers by watching the video link below.

This leaflet tells you more about the Baseline assessments that we are currently carrying out in school.  Please do ask us if you have any questions about this.

Early Years Team