Attenborough Class update

We have had another fantastic week in Attenborough class this week.


It was great to see all the children in their World Book Day Costumes – they all looked amazing and we had a wonderful time sharing stories and taking part in a Quiz in our Houses.
In Phonics we have introduced the Tricky Witch digraph ‘er’ as in boxer, summer, better, fitter and hammer. The children have loved doing the action for this sound and we have learnt all about Tricky Witch as well as her Black Cats!
The children have been busy using their phonics knowledge to decode words and make their own flashcards which we hid around the classroom and they all went on a flashcard hunt!
In English we have continued with ‘Drawing Club’ this week and have been reading the story Lost and Found. The children used their Monster Phonics knowledge and wrote the most amazing descriptive writing about the boat the penguin and the boy used to go to the South Pole. They also created their own lost penguin poster as one of their Rainbow Challenges.
In Maths we have begun a new phase called ‘Building 9 and 10’. We have been busy this week looking at the composition (one number can be made up from (composed from) two or more smaller numbers) of 9 and 10 using 10 frames, strawberries and black dots! We discovered there are lots of different ways to make 9 and 10. Ask your child if they can share what they know with you at home.
In Topic we have been looking at ‘Spring and Grandparents’. We talked about the early signs of spring and talked about what we had already seen – buds on the trees, snowdrops, blossoms on the trees and even planting bulbs at home. We then talked about our grandparents and looked at what their favourite toys were when they were 4 and 5. We also looked at the electronics they may have used and talked about the similarities and differences to the ones we use now.
The children had a fantastic time with Mrs Bicker exploring the outside area. They used their binoculars to look for signs of spring and learnt a new song too!


We love to see what adventures your child gets up to at home – clubs they attend , baking, reading, making dens, being creative, going on nature walks. Tapestry is a wonderful place to share these with us and the class – please upload your photos and a brief description so we can share these together during circle time.