Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Early Years Team

Class Photo from the Courier


A wet and watery week this week in Reception as we, not only watched the rain fall but also explored the different forms of water.  We have written descriptive sentences about images of water from streams, lakes and rivers to rain, mist and oceans.  We have also created collages of an underwater scene and tried different painting and collage techniques to make fish.  We finished the week by exploring water in music and had a go at making some of our own. 

In maths we have been looking at taking away.  Below are the stories we have used.  


Elevator Magic  


Monster Party 


When you subtract with a pirate 


The children are beginning to use a number of different techniques and resources to help them, including number lines, ten frames and First, Then and Now grids. Please continue counting with your child at home and practise taking away objects from groups to find how many are left.  


In RE we have continued to learn how some of the stories from the Jewish Torah are also found in the Christian Bible. The children listened to the story of Jonah and the Whale and then added their own ideas of things that they might be sorry for to a class whale. 


Please do continue to read with your child every day and log it on Go Read. A reminder that all books should come back on a Wednesday to be changed and sent out to you again on a Thursday. The home learning books will be sent home every Thursday, this week the children can practise writing using the special boat paper we have begun to use and that we have sent home.  Please see the video on the TEAMs notebook for this week for guidance on how to use it. 

RWI cards and how to use them

The following videos demonstrate how to use the cards to practise recognition of each sound and how to blend sounds together to read words.  Please read the instruction cards inside the pack for suggestions of words to make and for other activity ideas.