Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Term 3 Week 1

What have Suffolk been doing?






Highlights from week 1

What have Suffolk been doing? 


What a first week back we've had! We've introduced our new text 'The Emperor's Egg' to the children which is all about the journey of an Emperor Penguin. In English, we looked at describing a setting using exciting vocabulary such as desolate, tranquil and sub-zero. The children created some beautiful descriptions where they continued their focus on core writing skills. We have also looked at some facts about penguins. Did you know an Emperor Penguin can grow up to 1.3 metres tall? In Maths, we have been exploring different 2D and 3D shapes and used key mathematical vocabulary to describe their properties. We even began to compare some shapes by looking at their similarities and differences. In Art, we were inspired by the artist 'Paul Klee' where we used different geometric shapes made out of different materials to recreate the front cover of our book. In Geography, we have looked at the different continents and countries that can be found within them by using an atlas. We have had a really exciting first week back and can't wait to learn more! 

This Week's Notices 


Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely break! 


  • Please ensure that your child’s wellies are back in school and labelled and on their pegs for Outdoor Learning.
  • Please can you also ensure that your child has the appropriate seasonal P.E kit with every item labelled.
  •  Just a reminder, Show and Tell is on a Wednesday for Year 1 each week. If your child wishes to bring in something for Show and Tell please ensure it is linked to our current learning.
  • To ensure our Reading areas are exciting and engaging we would really like to put up some photos of the children reading in a special/comfortable place. We would be really grateful if you could take a photo of your child reading in their favourite place and give it to their class teacher to put up on display. 
  • Reading Records and books need to be returned to school on a Wednesday to be changed and they are then given back out on a Thursday.



Year 1 Team