St Andrew's                    

 Academic Year 2017-2018

Class Teachers: Mrs Thompson and Mrs Brownbill

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Mulholland


In the Summer term our topic will be 

"The Big Blue"

We will be learning about the sea and will be visiting the Sealife Centre

Click below to find the relevant topic leaflet:



This term, PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Full PE kit should be worn. The children should keep their PE kit in school for the whole half-term.
Thank you for your support.



In our class  

we are scientists,

we are mathematicians,

we are authors,

we are inventors,

and through all this we have fun!   

Looking for ways to support your child in their learning? Here are some useful links to help them at home with their motor skills, phonics and numbers. Click on the pictures to be directed to the websites.......



St.Andrew's News


23-04-18 A dog expert visited us today with their dog. His name was Charlie. He was very gentle. We have been learning about asking questions and using question marks in our writing. We found out lots of information about how to look after dogs properly. Now we can help Harris look after George.

First we fed Charlie. Next we brushed him and then we took him for a walk around the playground! Finally he had to go home. Bye bye Charlie....

16-04-18 This week we have been making fish. We have been experimenting with painting on foil and bubble wrap to see which gave a more fish like effect. What do you think?

We have been getting to know George, a character from our new story by Chris Haughton called

"Oh No George!"

George tries to be good but is often naughty. This week we are having a dog expert to visit with her dog to try and help us understand how to look after dogs properly. We will be thinking of questions to ask the dog expert and practising using question marks when we write our questions.

Read the letter Harris, George's owner, sent us here.

This term has been very busy preparing for Easter. The children have been making Easter Nests. They were yummy. We know how to make them now so you can make them at home. We sequenced the pictures and then used conjunctions to practise instructions.

   First         Next          Then      Finally

We did some fantastic writing.

12.03.18 This week we planted some cress seeds. They looked brown and dry and dead. When we watered them and left them in the sun they burst into life, just like when Jesus rose from the dead at Easter!

We ate them with crackers and cheese!


Priya received a head teacher's medal today for her amazing talking about her dinosaur habitat. She explained which dinosaurs were there, what they ate and what they drank.


This week we lured a dinosaur into our classroom with some raw meat (Priya's idea)! He ate some pork chops, left footprints and did an enormous poo!

We invited him to visit and we hope he can come.




We have been learning about how churches are very special places for Christians. We made our own in the classroom. There are many special people who help in the church : welcomers, readers, cleaners, choirs, altar servers and of course the priest.





We are having great fun this week with the brilliant "Supertato" Story  by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. We feel safe with all the super vegetables we have made.


27.11.17 St.Andrew's gingerbread man has been on an amazing adventure in zero gravity.

Watch him float!


9th October

This week we are really enjoying making treasure maps. We have been programming our Beebots to find the treasure. Our maps are fantastic! We are taking them home.

2nd October 2017

This week we have been baking gingerbread men. Here is our recipe in case you want to make some at home. They were delicious! Yum yum!



  • 350g plain flour
  • 100g butter
  • 5 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 175g light brown soft sugar
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 medium egg


  • Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  • Put the flour, butter, ginger, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda in a mixing bowl. Mix it all together with fingertips until crumbly. Add the sugar, syrup and egg and mix until it forms a firm pastry mix.
  • Using the rolling pin, roll out the pastry to about 5mm thick. Make sure the surface and the rolling pin are well dusted with flour. Use gingerbread men cutters to cut out shapes.
  • Place the cut out pastry on a greased or non-stick baking tray.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 15 minutes. Check after 10 minutes. Gingerbread may be ready after 12 minutes in a fan assisted oven.
  • Enjoy :)

October 3rd

Our Grandparents visited today! Thank you to all those that could come.We really  enjoyed painting your portraits.

18th September 2017

Hurray! On Tuesday had our fantastic BIG BREAKFAST to start our new topic Yum Yum. The children have been learning about what an important meal breakfast is for everyone. We enjoyed preparing eggs, bacon and toast. Washed down with orange juice or milk.

Yum Yum



What a fantastic year 2016-2017 has been in the Early Years. We look forward to watching you grow, develop and flourish next year. Enjoy the summer break.


Marvellous Me




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 Useful Links


Maths Games

Woodlands Resources

BBC Bitesize

Phonics Games