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Orion (SB1)

Summer 1

Last term was a very different one for all us of. In SB1 we continued to super work hard, both at home and at school and have made excellent progress. We are looking forward to Summer 1 and to some nice weather so we can enjoy our topic of Wriggle and Crawl. We have lots of exciting things planned, including decorating our own bug houses and exploring the world of minibeasts. We will also be doing some planting and learning about the different parts of plants.

As always we really enjoy seeing the things children have been doing at home in relation to their learning so if your children have any information/ books/photographs or other informative things they would like to show us in relation to our topic please let one of us know. At home my family love to grow sunflowers and see how tall they grow. If your child has any speciific interests then we can look at adding this into our topic so again please let us know.

Our class email address: orion@southbankprimary continues to be used so feel free to email anytime if there is things you would like to share with us. Alternatively you can email the school office and it will be forwarded on to us.


We continue to spend lots of time in literacy focusing on developing interesting sentences, making sure they make sense and that they include the correct punctuation (capital letter, full stop, exclamation mark and question mark).

This term I would like to set you a challenge, I would like you to come up with some interesting sentences (orally or written) that include one of the following words:

habitat, worm, magnify, minibeast, ladybird, stem, grow

Remember to plan your sentence orally (say it out loud), count your words, write it (remember finger spaces), check the number of words, check hyour punctuation.


This term we will focus lots of number and counting.

Look for numbers on the environment – how many tens and how many ones does each number have? E.g. 37 = 3 tens and 7 ones.

Practise counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Continue to practise counting in 1’s forwards and backwards.

We are a Rights Respecting School

The children in SB1 will be taking part in a range of activities this term and beyond in order to become familiar with their rights. Children will learn about the different rights of a child and consider their identify as an individual, within their family, within school and beyond.

Look out for pictures and activities linked to this on the website and on our Facebook page.

Lets Celebrate Spring Term

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We have had an amazing and extremely busy Spring term filled with lots of exciting learning, the children have amazed us with their hard work and we are very proud of them all. We hope you enjoy looking at all that we have achieved.

Spring 1

Our topic for this half term was Bounce.  We completed lots of physical activity, we thought about how to keep our body healthy and we learnt all about human body parts and senses. We also learnt about an important man called Jesse Owens—ask us what we can remember about him!

Spring 2

Our topic last half term Splendid Skies.  During this half term we spent lots of time thinking about weather and the seasons.  It’s been tricky trying to remember the names of each seasons and what happens in each so please help to practise this and look for signs of each season with us when we are outside.

Physical Activity

The children have been working extremely hard with Miss Henry during the Spring Term to develop their gross and fine motor skills. It is hard work for the children, many of who find these skills very tricky but Miss Henry is extremely proud of the progress they have made.

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· At home please encourage independence as much as possible—dressing/ fastening coat/ shoelaces
· Listen to your child read daily at home – please ask us if you would like us to send a book home with your child.
· Send your child in their PE kit every Thursday (outdoor clothes and footwear)
· Due to COVID we are no longer communicating via home school books however we will send slips home with message on. Please feel free to send us one back if you have something to share with us, or email school/class email and or alternatively call the office to leave a message or request a call back. (Please be aware that calls back will be outside of teaching time.)

We are all looking forward as very productive and fun filled Summer Term and cant wait to get started. Miss Kirwan, Miss Fox, Miss Fionda and Miss Henry.

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