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Winterbourne EarlsChurch of England Primary School

‘As each one does their part, we grow in love’

Spring Term 2024

Next term we will be asking ourselves the question, 'Do all animals start life inside an egg?'  Please see our newest Parent Planner below but do ask if you would prefer a paper copy and we can pop one in your child's book bag at the start of term.  

As you will see, we will be taking the children on their first school outing to River Bourne Community Farm in Laverstock,  in March.  We will get in touch nearer the time with more details and requests for support.  


Please note that there is a change of date for our trip to Riverbourne Farm.  We will now be going on Tuesday 19th March for the morning.

February 2024

This week marks the half way point of your children's first year in school!

We have loved every minute of getting to know your children, they really are a lovely class and a real credit to you all.  

Thank you so much for your engagement during the past term; not just in your willingness to engage in your child's learning ie, hearing them read and practise their weekly Phonics sounds, but engaging in their shared learning through our Seesaw app.  When you respond to shared posts, it gives us a valuable insight into your thoughts and reactions to how your child has been learning throughout the day and useful comparisons can be made from your observations at home too.  The children love to know that you are looking at their class learning!

We began the term by asking ourselves the question, 'Is it OK to be cold?' This enquiry has allowed us to explore the Arctic, the Antarctic, discover new facts about Polar Bears, Penguins, Arctic Foxes, Hibernation, Camouflage, Snow and Ice.  We have even talked about Climate Change and Deforestation!  Not bad for a class of 4 and 5 year olds!  The children have shown great enquiry skills and a real thirst for new knowledge.  We have concluded that it is indeed OK to be cold, particularly if you are a Polar Bear, a Reindeer or a Penguin.

We are now very excited to think about our next term's enquiry question which will be 'Do all animals start life as an egg?'

Watch this space for more details.

Enjoy looking through a snapshot of photographs from this term's learning.  Happy Half Term!

Term 3 in Oak Class

Parent Planner for Term 3

Welcome back to school and Happy New Year to you all.  We hope you had a lovely Christmas break.


This term promises to be a wonderful, fun-packed term which always sees the children becoming increasingly independent and confident and their academic, emotional and social progress blossoms. 

We will be exploring the theme of Winter where we will be learning about Winter, the Arctic and about different habitats and making comparisons between different areas in the world.  We welcome Mrs Parsons, our music teacher into school later on this month and we are hoping to have some shepherds to visit and access to a visiting dental nurse who can talk to us about the importance of dental hygiene. 

Our Parent Planner above, details the work we will be covering within the Prime Areas of the EYFS curriculum but also within the Specific areas too.  Your support in helping the children with their reading and phonics is very much appreciated and makes such a HUGE difference to the children's progress.   

As always, please don't hesitate to come to speak with any member of the Reception staff.  The door is always open!