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             Miss Field                                 Miss Smith                         



Summer - Paws, Jaws and Claws!

Welcome back to a new and exciting term in Sparrows! This term our topic is Paws, Jaws and Claws... Where we will be exploring a vareity of amazing animals that life in the world around us!


For our class Sparkling start for this term we have predicted and observe some living eggs... These have hatched into beautiful chicks. We have been very responsible to care for them!


Spring - Superheroes!

Welcome back to a new and exciting term in Sparrows! This term our topic is Superheroes... Where we will be exploring a variety of our favourite superheroes and everyday heroes within our working world!


For our class sparkling start we all came dressed as our favourite superhero!


We explored our special powers and compared these with our friends. We also collaborated to create our own superhero assault course to challenge each other!


Art Week!


This week we have been exploring the artist Kandinsky and his bold repetitive patterned art.

We have been very luck this week to have the artist Jack Brown visit us this week and develop our painting skills. We learnt how to control a brush and about primary and secondary colours.

We finished off the week but having an art exhibition where we shared our art with our family and friends. We were realy proud of our achievements this week.



This half we have been exploring the book SuperKid which we have really enjoyed sharing these experience with our friends. We have been; recreating roles, comparing emotions, recalling key information from the story and retelling this brilliant story. 


We really enjoyed our Internet Safety cafe with our family and friends. We learnt how important is it to keep safe online and to not give out any information.

We created safety posters and images of our favourite games.




We have really enjoyed using our Now Press Play experiences to put ourselves into some amazing stories... We are really curious to find out more!




Science Week


This week we are exploring the materials; plastic, metal, glass and wood. We will be sorting and classifying objects within our everyday world and comparing their properties.


We will be conducting an experiment to create the best superhero cape... What features will it need to be the most effect?


We tested our capes and found our the best material was Plastic... It was strong, safe to wear and would protect our clothes from the rain!



Welcome back to this exciting and busy half term where we are going to be exploring everyday superheroes within our own world - police officers, fire fighters and doctors!


We were very excited to have a visit from our local Police Officer Norman, we had lost of questions to ask and learnt a lot of new things about the police. We even got to try some of the uniform!



Creative Writing Week


This week we are very lucky to have the circus visiting our school all week!

We started off the week by watching the circus perform, this was very exciting and inspired many children when thinking about what they were going to write.



We had a circus workshop where were learn to be resilient and many new circus skills!



We wrote a Mystery narrative and we really explored what a Mystery was and what our mysteries would be... Would our hoop go missing or our elephant?


We were very proud to publish our own narratives and share these with Reception. They were amazed by our stories!



Autumn - Dinosaur Discovery


Welcome back to a new and exciting school year in Sparrows! This term our topic is Dinosaur Discovery... We have already had a visit from our friendly Lowestoft Dinosaurs!


For our class sparkling start we went on a dinosaur hunt around the school to see what evidence we could find that Dinosaurs had been!

We found bones, food, fossils, foot prints and Dinosaur eggs!




We have been recreating roles as dinosaurs considering our movements and control as Dinosaurs are very scary creatures!


       We have been curious to recreate and tell the story of Dinosaur Farm. We used talk for writing to create actions for the story to help us remember all parts of the story; beginning, middle and end. We then planned them collaboratively with our friends and wrote each section.


We have enjoyed having our families and friend attend a family cafe! We were collaborative and creative within this experience.





We have been scientists this term exploring chemical change and winter wonderland.

We were very fortunate to have a scientist visit us to kick start this experience!



Dr DNA left behind some dinosaur eggs for us to hatch! We used different substancies to observe the changes that were being made! We were very curious when exploring the dinosaur eggs!



We have been exploring the book Beegu and ready getting to comprehend the text. We have been finding information, considering what the pictures are suggesting and we have been acting out parts of the story!


Basic information


White reading diaries

These books are used as a home to school communication and need to be brought in everyday. These diaries are a form of communication and any accidents or incidences will be reported in these books for your information.


Our class library slot is Wednesday, so please return your child's reading book every Wednesday. Please read with your child at least 3 times a week and record this in your white reading diaries.


PE will be on Monday and Friday mornings, this can sometimes changed to staff training so we suggest you keep your child's PE kit in school all week.


Forest schools will be every other Friday and will fit in with our topic this term so if your child can have wellies in school at all times please.


Important dates for your diary this term


Summer 1 Starts                   Monday 16th April

Sports Relief week                WC Monday 23rd April 

Bank Holiday (No School)    Monday 7th May

Science Week                        WC 21st May

Last day of term                    Friday 25th May

Half term                                WC 28th May


PD day (No School)               Monday 4th June

Summer 2 starts                   Tuesday 5th June





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