Pairs of socks

This week in maths we are learning to group objects. We have talked about equal and unequal groups and have now started learning about groups of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s

Today we used socks and objects to help us make pairs. Lots of children confused the number of objects with the number of pairs so we will continue to work on this.

Ideas to practice at home

Sorting socks into matching pairs and counting the pairs

Find pairs of objects around the house

Find pairs of objects on the body eg 2 eyes and say how many pairs

Book and a biscuit

Thank you to all the adults that came to read with their child today. It was lovely to see so many children engaged in reading. If you couldn’t make it then don’t worry. The sessions will be on a Monday and a Friday 2.30-3.00.

Tunnels, Burrows and lots of paint

F2 have continued to enjoy playing in provision and developing areas. After our visit to the woods, we have been learning about burrowing and tunneling animals. We’ve turned our reading area into a rabbit’s burrow and enjoyed building mole and rabbit tunnels in our digging area.


We have created some beautiful artwork this week. Children have enjoyed sketching and painting characters from Little Red Riding Hood. We are getting really good at mixing the colours we need. We hope you will look out for our art work around our classrooms as we’re really proud of it!

Forest School

Our Forest School children had a great session outside on Thursday. We are already beginning to remember our rules for keeping safe. Children worked together to find ways to move logs twice as big and heavy as themselves. They had great fun getting muddy, digging holes to plant trees and were really excited to find and re-home wriggly worms. Make sure you have your wellies next week as we want to jump in muddy puddles!

Lego club

Lots of industrious children in Lego club today. The children were able to make models fastening their chosen equipment together. Some children also used other equipment to build with. The behaviour was fantastic and we had some lovely conversations. Looking forward to next week.


Little Red Riding Hood

We have started learning about Little Red Riding Hood.

Some of us have been baking scones to take to Granny’s house.

Some of us have been playing in small world re-telling the story.

A letter for the Mayor

F2 were so excited to meet the Mayoress of Doncaster. We enjoyed telling her about our new expedition and invited her to unveil our information board in  Sandal Beat woods in April. We hope she can make it!

Book and a biscuit

Book and a biscuit


Starting Monday 20th January


Book and a biscuit will be on a Monday and Friday at 2.30. Come and read with your child in school. This reading will count towards your child’s reading challenge.

Come to your child’s class door at 2.30.

We will be reading/sharing stories with those children whose adults can’t attend.


For fire safety we will ask all adults to sign in.

A flyer will come home tomorrow.