Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Early Years Team


We have had another fun filled week this week and have enjoyed a variety of activities and topics.

In maths this week we focused on Capacity, introducing the new vocabulary and predicting and testing the capacity of various sized containers.  Thanks to our hard work we were able to give Winnie the Pooh the honey jar with the greatest capacity and the correct sized bowls for the Three Bears (nothing for Goldilocks though). The stories we used to support our learning are:

Mary Poppins’ magic bag.

Winnie the Pooh’s honey trouble

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The Secret Recipe from 9.4

You may have gathered that we have also had a ‘Winnie the Pooh’ theme for part of this week as we celebrated Winnie the Pooh Day on Tuesday.  We found out who the author was of the original stories and explored who the characters were.  We all then went on a walk to the Hundred Acre Wood looking for Owl’s house, Eeyore’s den, the bees and Christopher Robin’s house following a special map.  We also took Pooh Bear with his balloon to see if we could make it fly to reach the honey.    

In Circle Time this term we are considering ways to stay safe and this week we focused on how we stay safe in our homes and at school.  You can rest assured that the children were determined to carry out safety inspections of the classrooms writing their concerns on their special clipboards!


We hope that you are looking forward to hearing your child read the RWInc book that they have brought home from school.  These are brand new so we are very excited that we have the opportunity to share them with you.  Please do log these on to Go Read as this is an important way for us to see how they are doing at home as well as at school.


Next week we will be finding out more about London. If you have any souvenirs (not precious ones though), maps, artefacts or photos of trips to London we would love to see them.


Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week!

Poem of the Week

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Class Photo from the Courier

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.


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