End of year reminders

Dear Parents,The end of the year is fast approaching. 

As the books (reading and library) have been collected in the children do not need to bring their book bags to school anymore. 

There is no more PE as next Wednesday school is closed and Thursday is the summer party. PE kits should be taken home and remain at home.

On Tuesday 11th July we will be sending all of the children’s books home. All children should come to school with a named, sturdy, bag to take them home. We will have them bundled up so if parents want to take them straight away on Tuesday morning when they drop the children off that is fine.

Best Wishes 

Karen Hagenaars 


This week we have been looking at full sentences and what type of words they are made up from, eg. Nouns, verbs and adjectives. The children loved this song to help them remember what a verb is…. get them to sing it for you at home.


This week we are assessing the children during our Phonics sessions. Over the course of this year, the children have been introduced to all of the sounds from Phase 2- Phase 5 from the Letters and Sounds program.

The children should now be using these sounds to help them to sound out new words when reading and writing.

One sound that many children found difficult to remember was ‘ue’ I hope the video below helps you with this.

If you would like some games to help your child with their phonics learning please use the following website.


In class we often use Mr Thornes educational videao clips to support lessons. He has a video for each of the Phase 2-5 sounds. You can find them at www.mrthorne.co.uk

If you want to learn more about the Letters and Sounds phonics program please visit http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

Best Wishes

Karen and Andrea


Dear Parents,

This week we will be learning all about weight and volume (capacity).We used Matheletics in class today to support our learning. The children really enjoyed the activities it offered.

It would be great if you could revisit this at home with your child.

To find it log in to www.mathletics.eu and use your child’s user name and password, which can be found it their yellow reading diary.

On the main activities menu click on MEASUREMENT

Then you will find all of the activities!

Kind Regards

Karen Hagenaars

Bears trip (Year 1)

Year 1 will be joining Nursery and Reception on a school trip to the zoo (Ouwehands Dierenpark, Grebbeweg 111, 3911 AV Rhenen) on Tuesday 6th June.
We will be departing school at 9am prompt. We will return to school for 2.45pm (normal pick up time).
Children will need to bring their own easy to carry bag, packed lunch (easy to eat), snack and water bottle. We are not visiting the gift shop so they will not need to bring spending money with them.
This is to support our new Power of Reading book, ‘The Princess and the White Bear King’. This zoo is the only zoo in Holland to have polar bears, and coincidently this is the zoo where Jan de Rijk safely delivered the Panda’s back in April!

Next week in Numeracy

Next week in Numeracy we will be looking at capacity. To get ready for this below is something fun to do at home.

There are 1000ml in one litre (l). There are 100cl in one litre (l).

*Please read the labels on cartons or bottles at home and write down how much fluid they contain.   State whether this is MORE or LESS than 1 litre.


Container or Fluid  

Volume in ml, cl or l


Is it MORE or LESS than 1 litre?

Juice carton




LESS than 1 litre

























This week we have been looking at 1 more, 1 less, 10 more and 10 less of any given number to 100. The children have been looking at counting in 10’s from any given number. For example 2,12,22,32,42,52. We have looked at patterns with number- what changes in a number if you add 10? We have also counted stacks of 10cent and 1 cent coins to find the total.

For example- 5 x 10 cents = 50 

                         3 x 1 cents = 3 cents

Makes 53 in total

This is a good support tool in explaining this