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Welcome back to the Summer term. We hope you all had a great time and we have certainly enjoyed hearing about what you all did. We hope that the weather will finally start to improve so that we can spend as much time learning outside as possible. We will be developing our den area and would welcome any donations such as pallets, sheets, planks, tyres, long sticks and anything else you think might be useful.



Our topic this half term is Minibeasts and we will be looking carefully at creatures in our local environment. We have a 'Minibeast Investigation Laboratory' in the classroom and a Garden Centre outside. We will  learn to identify and describe creatures we find and will use this as a basis for all areas of our curriculum. Please see our topic web for more details.



We are delighted that so many of you are supporting your child's education by listening to them read at home. We are very proud of several members of Squirrel class who have visited Mrs Fawdry to receive a sticker for reading at home 30 times! AMAZING, thank you.

We cannot stress what an enormous difference this makes to the progress children make in ALL areas of the curriculum, both now and in years to come.

Please date and initial in the Reading Record Book and write a brief comment. The Reading Records are checked and books changed on a daily basis.

Thank you for all your hard work at home with Reading and learning sounds.



P.E will be taught on Wednesdays (see Summer timetable). Please ensure your child has the appropriate kit at school with everything named.



You are always welcome to come in for a chat to any of our Reception/ EYFS team.

Just to remind you...

Red Squirrels -

Miss Lee is the class teacher.

Mrs Kinvig is the teaching assistant.


Blue Squirrels -

Mrs White is the teacher.

Mrs Richards is the teaching assistant.



With warm weather on the way, it is absolutely essential that your child has a water bottle and hat at school every day, both of these should be named. 

We ask that your child has clean underwear and socks or tights in school at all times as we have no spare underwear at school. From time to time children this age may have a need to change into dry clothes.



Thank you all so much for supporting our WOW board.

We hear so many exciting things from the children that it would be lovely to share them. It may be a photo, a note, a drawing or picture- whatever you like. Perhaps your child has built a model, helped at home, visited someone or something, walked the dog, collected some sticks or stones...anything they have enjoyed. You can put it on a balloon and we will display it in school.

Please do not think this needs to be every week, just now and again would be wonderful.

Thank you. 


Thank you very much for your ongoing support.




Summer 1 Topic Web

Our First Week at RAF Benson Community Primary School