Barley Close Community Primary School
Shine Discover Enjoy Care Achieve

Home Page Home Page

Term 3

Week beginning 3-1-22

Welcome to a new term and a new name! We are now altogether and known as Bear Class.

The children have adapted well to the change and are enjoying spending even more time together.

This week we have been reading Whatever Next by Jill Murphy. We have drawn story maps linked to the story and used props to act it out.

We have subsequently been practicing reciting numbers from 10 back to 0 as we pretend to zoom off in our rockets.

We have also been practicing our subitising, the skill of not having to count objects but knowing how many there are by the pattern. We have used this skill to play simple games with dice.

A great start to a new term!

W/C 7/1/22

Another busy week!

This week we have been looking at the difference between fiction and non-fiction books and subsequently we have been looking at some non-fiction books about space. Linked to our love of volcanoes we fond out that the largest volcano in the universe is on Mars and is bigger than Mount Everest and we also found out that astronauts' sleeping bags are strapped to the wall so that they don't float away. We looked at astronauts and found out about their space suits and labelled the main parts. We also thought about what we'd need to take with us if we went into space.

In Maths we looked at the relationship between numbers, particularly 1 more. We made towers to represent the numbers 1-5 and noticed how they looked like a set of stairs as the became 1 more each time. We used the phrase "diddly diddly do I'm taller than you" to help us make sure we had them in the correct order.

In phonics we continue to revise our set 1 sounds and practice segmenting and blending green words.

We learnt the red words no, so and go and listened out for them during story time.

We've enjoyed making dens and shelters and continued this at Forest School before making a rope swing.


w/c 14th Jan

This week we have continued our space theme and looked at aliens. We have read the book Aliens Love Underpants written by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort. We even had a visit from an alien.

We were unable to go to Forest School this week so we did some cooking instead. We made Rock (meteor) Cakes which were very tasty! We used our weigh skills from previous learning. The recipe can be found in the virtual cookbook. 

In Maths we have been looking at the composition of 5, this is the number bonds that make five. We practiced using the number bonds to create patterns of 5 spots on some underpants.

In PE we stated practicing our ball skills by rolling a ball at a target. We continued this in independent learning by playing skittles.

  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
  • Tel: 01454 867090
  • Email: