Welcome to Spring 1

Welcome to Spring 1

Welcome back and a very Happy New Year to you all.

I hope everybody had a lovely break and I look forward to hearing all about what the children have been getting up to!


Early Years Curriculum

This half term our topic will be ‘What is it made of?’ and we will spend time thinking about different materials, their properties and uses. To develop our Understanding of the World we will be investigating and describing various materials and their textures. We will also be looking at homes both locally and around the world and during our village walk we will be observing some of the different homes and buildings within the local community.

Within our Literacy sessions we will be reading and retelling traditional stories such as The Three Little Pigs and The Elves and the Shoemaker, focusing on repeating key words and phrases from the stories. We will continue to develop our reading and writing skills through daily phonics and guided reading sessions.

During our Maths sessions we will be thinking about recognising numbers, placing them in order and beginning to form written numerals. We will be using our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes to assist us in creating houses and buildings and we will link across to our Literacy theme of storytelling through sequencing stories and events.

During Personal, Social and Emotional sessions we will be talking about setting goals for ourselves in 2018 and how we can achieve them.

During our PE sessions we will be concentrating on balancing and body movements in gymnastics and using the large apparatus confidently and safely.

The children will also have the chance to explore a range of aspects within music, RE and ICT through guided and independent sessions. Within our French sessions we will focus on counting to 10.


Leaps and ladders

This half term our learning leaps themes (continued from Autumn 2) are:

Reading: Storytelling.

Writing: Sentences making sense.

Maths: Recognising, ordering and forming numbers.


Please look out for your child’s new leaps targets within their partnership book.



Reading at home and sight words

Thank you for your continued support with reading at home. I hope the children have been doing lots of reading over the holidays and showing you what they have learnt. Please continue to read with your child every day and help them to practise their sight words. The more reading practise children have the more confident and enthusiastic they will become!


Happy to help?

Please keep a look out in your child’s partnership book this half term for opportunities to lend a hand within school. If you would like to volunteer to assist during trips please let me know.


We can’t wait for another fantastic term ahead in the 4+!


Mrs Lavin

  • St. Paul's CE Primary School
  • Meadow Road
  • Woodhouse Eaves
  • Loughborough
  • LE12 8SA
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01509 890483
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