Caldmore Primary Academy, Carless Street, Walsall, WS1 3RH

T: 01922 721359





Class Teacher: Mrs Brackstone

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Cooper


PE day: Every Tuesday
Homework given and checked : Every Friday
Library books- Children will visit the library every Friday

Our topic this term is ‘Why do spiders eat flies?’

 The children will be learning about different mini-beasts and small creatures  and will be reading lots of books around this topic.

Reception will have hands on experience by hunting of different mini-beasts outside, as well as having a wormery and caterpillars, which we will watch turn into butterflies in our classrooms.

We will be learning about the characteristics of the different creatures, what they look like, what they eat and where they live.

 We fill finish the topic off by going on our trip to the butterfly farm, gaining more hands on experiences handling mini-beasts.

Physical Development – Children will continue developing gross and fine motor skills.
Communication and Language – Children will be developing language through learning about the topic by talking about the different books and role playing different scenarios.

Mathematics- Counting, sequencing, comparative language, simple charts, solving number problems, addition, subtraction, doubling, halving and capacity. 2d an 3d shapes.

Creative- Role-play, creative activities related to the theme and singing lots of new rhymes and songs.

Understanding the World-  Talking about the world and how it changes.

Information for Parents – Helping your Children at Home

Practicing reading and writing set 1 sounds, high frequency words and ‘tricky words’ will help your child. Please encourage children to explore books. They love ‘Bedtime stories’.  We now have a new reading scheme ‘Bug Club’. Parents are asked to read with their child and to sign and date reading diaries. Reading books will be change weekly and Library books are changed each Friday so please ensure that you child’s books are in school everyday or their books cannot be changed.

RWI: looking at Set 1 sounds, ditties, red words and CVC words.

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Information to Parents:
Please ensure girls wear small studs instead of hooped earrings. Trainers should not be worn. Please ensure that PE kits are brought in for PE days. Please try and ensure your child has an opportunity to read with you at least three times a week!

‘Hook a Book’ Parent and child reading session are every Friday 8:50- 9:05 .

Look forward to seeing you!