Sandown School

Sandown Primary School

Sandown Primary School
Thomas Becket


Early Years 2016/2017


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A big thank you to everyone who has made the first three terms a fantastic experience.  The children have been absolutely wonderful and have learnt so much over a short period of time.  Thank you for everyone who has posted pictures and videos onto Tapestry, it's been really great sharing the children's home experiences with their friends.  Also, well done for supporting your child with their reading and high frequency words - it makes a massive difference to their learning in school.  

In Term 3, we have been studying 'Traditional Tales' and have been reading famous stories such as The Three Little Pigs, Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Enormous Turnip.  There have been some fantastic learning opportunities around this topic, especially with speaking and listening and the use of puppets and improvisation.  The children have been learning how to create their own traditional tales and act them out in front of the class.  The children have also been using their child initiated time to explore and develop their learning through play.  We have been putting lots of focus on developing the key characteristics of learning and using these to support their Reading, Writing and Maths.

In Term 4, we will move onto a new topic called 'Out of this World'.  The children will have an opportunity to explore space and investigate what is beyond our planet.  We will go on a journey through space and look for planets, stars, black holes and even aliens.  (We will also Wake-Up Shake-up to space themed songs!).  The children will then read the story 'Aliens Love Underpants' and have an opportunity to create their own alien and alien planet.  Finally, we will finish off with a 'Superhero Week' where the children will investigate what it takes to become a superhero and the special powers you need.  The children will then design and create their own superhero character and finish off with a very special Superhero Party!