Southborough C of E Primary School


This week's notices Monday 14th January

We had a lovely time on our Naughty Bus trip!

This week we are continuing in our RWInc groups. Also we will be revealing the front cover of our focus text for this term. We will then be making our own puppet monsters.  In maths we are focusing on addition this week.

RWInc reading books.

If you received a RWInc reading book, we hope you and your child are enjoying reading this at home. A reminder these need to be returned to school on Wednesday with a comment in the yellow reading record.

PE kits

If you have not already brought shoes for PE, you do not need to until term 5 as this term our PE session are all inside.

Library Books

A reminder that library books are changed on a Monday only.


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Communication, Language and Literacy

We will be spending time sharing the story ‘Oh No George!’ with the children.  We will be focusing on George’s dilemma and our ideas about his character as well as exploring different dogs and pets.

We will be practising our listening skills and introducing Show and Tell to help build children’s self confidence in speaking, listening and asking questions. We will begin to learn early reading and writing skills through our Read Write Inc lessons.


We will be building opportunities to develop number recognition and counting skills throughout the term.  We will be working with the children to find out what they already know through our Baseline assessments.

Physical Development.

We will be making use of our stunning outdoor paddock area, introducing rules and safe ways to use the equipment. The children will explore mark making in large and small ways both inside and outside. We will be developing the children’s independence in self-care with a particular focus on dressing, handwashing and eating at school.

Personal, Social and Emotional development.

We will begin to build relationships in our classes by learning each other’s names and finding out what we all like to do.  We will be introducing our school rules and how to manage our feelings.  

Understanding The World

We will be finding out who works in our school and where everything is.  We will be exploring our indoor and outdoor environments and learning how to keep them clean and tidy. We will be discovering the many different types of pets and how to take care of them focusing particularly on dogs If you have any resources (artefacts, books etc.) at home to support our topic, which we can share with the class, please name them and send them to school with your child.

Expressive Arts and Design

We will be creating art using our own ideas and different techniques and materials.  We will be representing dogs in all shapes and sizes using paint, collage and clay. Our role play areas will reflect our pet theme. We will be singing well known songs including nursery rhymes and sharing some new ones.