Suckley School

Happy, Aspirational and Ready for Life


As part of our whole school literacy project, we started off the year looking at the book 'Not quite Narwhal'. We listened to the story, considered  the emotions of the characters in the book, and created some lovely artwork.

We have enjoyed exploring our new classroom, Forest school and the Wrens garden area. It feels like we have been at Suckley School forever!

We have been really enjoying our visits from our Year 6 friends who come to read with us on a Friday afternoon. It has been lovely to watch these new friendships develop and see how well the Eagles look out for the Wrens on the playground and around the school.

We started our Maths learning by working on matching, sorting and comparing groups of objects. We looked at different rules of sorting and made up our own sorting rules. We then moved onto considering patterns, recognising and making our own AB patterns - we even made some patterns with our own pictures!

As part of our PSED learning we have been considering how to stay safe in the classroom, and thinking about the classroom rules. We made some fabulous posters together to demonstrate our ideas.

We have been thinking this term about people who help us. We have been so lucky to have had visits from Mrs. Skeffington who talked to us about being a Nurse and Mr. Roper who told us about being a Farmer. We are hoping to have some other visits from other 'real life heroes' during the rest of this term!

Harvest Festival.

Wrens were fantastic in our whole school harvest festival. They performed the song 'Big Red Combine Harvester' for the rest of the school to enjoy. We were very proud of how confident the children were and how well they sang.


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We have been learning about Bonfire Night and The Gunpowder Plot. We make fireworks out of play dough and made some lovely bonfire pictures. We thought about how to stay safe around fireworks and wrote some simple safety rules.


We have been looking at the work of the pop artist Roy Litchenstein. We considered the colours he used and the techniques and made a portrait, which was inspired by his work.

In Maths we are thinking about different 2D shapes. We have been making pictures with shapes, and sorting shapes by the number of sides and corners.

PD- Dance. We have started dancing as part of PD and have been creating moves inspired by Dinosaurs! We were all very creative and actively participated. Plus, we enjoyed making  dinosaur noises too!

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We have been working with numbers up to 5 in Maths - we have been considering 'one more' and 'one less' and how 4 and 5 are composed from smaller numbers. The children have been working practically, using a 5 frame to support their understanding. We have been very impressed with their practical application and their reasoning abilities.

Over the last week we have be lucky to have even more visitors to our classroom. We had visits from a local fireman and a local vet, who both gave up their time to talk to us about their jobs and how they help others. We have loved these visits and asked some really thoughful and interesting questions. 

We celebrated the end of our topic 'Superhero Squad' by having a superhero school day. We all came to school dressed as heros and enjoyed lots of 'challenges' throughout the day. We tested our abilities in Maths, Phonics, PD, Fine motor and PSED. We had such a fun time and every child worked so hard to complete all the tasks. They all got a special certificate to mark their excellent participation. 

We all enjoyed a lovely trip to Worcester on the train to visit the cathedral. We also went to the Christmas tree exhibition and saw a wonderful selection of decorated trees. We looked for certain features in the cathedral that we had been learning about in school. The children were exceptional during the visit, engaged with the learning and they all behaved so sensibly on pubilc transport. It was a real joy to take them.

Wrens class joined with Robins to perform 'Everyone loves a Baby', the Christmas story of the Nativity. They had to sing and dance to two songs, which they perfomed with confidence and great enthusiasm.