Summer Term in Ants Class 2018

Welcome to a new and sunny term in Ant’s Class. The Children are back into the class regime and working hard.


This half term our topic is ‘From bean to beanstalk’.  We have already planted potatoes, peas and beans and are eagerly watching them sprout roots in the classroom and poke shoots out of the planters outside. 

After half term our topic is ‘Minibeasts’.  We shall look closely at small creatures and find out as much as we can about where they love and how they survive.  We are hoping to raise some butterflies from caterpillars and visit Shepreth Wildlife Park for a Minibeast Education session (more information to follow in a separate letter). 


Our Outdoor Learning sessions will continue to be on Tuesday mornings.  This term we will be learning how to use tools safely and whittling wooden sticks with potato peelers.  We will also continue to cook safely on the camp fire and investigate the plants and Minibeasts living in the Wild space. 

The sessions will take place whatever the weather so waterproof clothes and sun protection are essential.  


We will continue to send home reading books for you to share with your child and to help support their reading.   Please sign and/or comment in their Reading Record book when they have read with you, even if it is just a few pages. The children will put their reading books in a box at the beginning of the day so that new books can be sent home at the end of the day.  


We will be having P.E. every Wednesday morning. Please ensure that the children have PE kit which includes suitable outdoor footwear. Also please make sure all items are clearly labelled so that lost and mislaid items are quickly returned. 


 Things to Remember


  • All children must have a named sunhat in school every day, even if it is overcast. They will wear a hat at all times when they are outside at school.

  • All children are encouraged to drink water regularly. Please ensure your child has a

    water bottle or a plastic cup with their name on in school.

  • All children need indoor and outdoor shoes.

  • Please keep us informed of any changes to your child’s regular going home routine.

  • Please could you ensure all of your child’s clothes are clearly named, including P.E. kits.


Finally if you have any worries, concerns or questions, please do come in and discuss them, you are most welcome.


Mrs Symmons, Ms Meakin, Miss Webbe and Mrs Maloney