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Term 4! Can you believe it! 


Welcome back everyone. As all the other terms do this one will go in a blink of an eye! It's a lovely term with the start of spring and Easter on the way. 


This terms topic will be around 'Space'. The children in the class last term showed lots of interest in Space and we had lots of alien story books bought in. Therefore we thought it would be a good topic to engage the children. 


Already this week we have looked up into the sky and thought about things on Earth that are closest to space. We have read the book 'Aliens Love Underpants' and went on an alien shape hunt and many of the children have loved playing in the new space rocket role play. 


In phonics we are going to learn the rest of our 'special friend' sounds. These are all of the phase 3 sounds. We will be practising reading them and writing them. We will be aiming for all children to be able to write sentences by the end of this term too so lots to do! 


In maths we are extending our addition and subtraction knowledge by using it for problem solving. We will start to look at patterns of numbers such as doubles and counting in 10s. In Shape, Space and Measure we will build  space rockets and introduce 3D shape names to the children. They will also learn how to program Beebot Robots by using positional language and understanding direction. 


As well as all of the above this term there is English Week, Spring Festival and Brentry's Got Talent! 


Handy information 


  • The children now have phonics books. Please make sure the book is read 3 times before it is changed to build up the child's confidence and comprehension. It is really important to now help your child learn their Key Words. These are found in their green books. 


  • Please remember we have a nut intolerance in class so please no nuts for snack or in lunchboxes. If you sent your child in with grapes these need to be sliced in half long ways. 


  • With the sun shining (occasionally) it may get very hot in our outside classroom. A hat/ cap on these days will help protect your child against the sun. 



Please feel free to speak to myself and Mrs Parsons if there are any issues, worries or concerns. At the end of the day we usually speak through with parents if there has been any problems so they are fully informed. We love seeing your posts on Tapestry. If anyone needs help logging in or needs a refresh on how to use it please ask. 



  • Fitness Friday every week 8.35-8.45am in the playground! 
  • 29th Feb- Fairtrade day- supporting a cause in Nepal- children can wear something Yellow for £1.00. 
  • 4-8th March- English week 
  • 6th March- Bedtime Stories (6.00-6.45pm) 
  • 7th March- Parent workshop for comprehension (10-11am) 
  • 7th March -Open Morning- Comprehension Lesson (11am-12pm)
  • 7th March - Family Read (2.30-3.00pm) 
  • 8th March- World Book Day (Dress up)  
  • 8th March- Brunel Class visit the library 
  • 15th March - Comic Relief 
  • 29th March - Spring Festival 
  • 2nd April- School nurse




Miss Millard and Mrs Parsons