Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Early Years Team

Class Photo from the Courier


The countdown to Christmas has well and truly started in Reception! We have been busy rehearsing for the Nativity which we are extremely excited to perform next week! PE kits have now come home for Christmas and will need to be returned to school at the beginning of Term 3.


We have now learnt all 31 set 1 sounds including ‘qu’, ‘x’, ‘ng’, ‘ch’ and ‘nk’ this week. All the sounds sheets have been sent home so please continue to practise when you have a spare moment to keep their sound knowledge fresh!

This week we completed our first ever Story map. We sequenced and drew the story of Humpty Dumpty, a poem we know well. We also finished reading our text ‘How to be a Lion’.  We were very pleased that Leonard took our advice and chose to be himself rather than being fierce like the other lions told him to be.

In Maths we have been learning about shapes with 4 sides, making sure we know the difference between a square and a rectangle.  The texts/videos we have been using are:

Mr Strong

Shape songs

Number Blocks S1 ep6

Bear in a Square

If you haven’t already, please make sure that the children’s costumes for the nativity are brought in on Monday as we are having our dress rehearsal in preparation for the Tuesday and Wednesday performances.

Please remember to return books from our reading areas on Wednesday so that we can exchange them for a new one on Thursday.  These should also be logged onto your Go Read account so we can build up a picture of your child’s reading.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you all again on Monday for the penultimate week of term!

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.