Sharing a shell

Friday 21 June 2024

We’ve continued our learning on coastal habitats this week, by taking a closer look at rockpools and some of the sea creatures you may find in them.

Sharing a Shell

We’ve been reading Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson.

We looked at the characters, events and settings and matched them with real images and text in a non-fiction book.

The book also had some great messages about sharing and how to treat others. Linked to this, our word of the week was thoughtful.

Holidays in the past

We’ve been looking at the way people enjoyed a seaside holiday in the past, specifically in Victorian times. We’ve been looking at similarities and differences with seaside holidays in present day.

Ask your child what they can remember about seaside holidays in the past.


Summer 2 week 3 has focused on:

Phase 4 words ending –s /s/
Phase 4 words ending –s /z/
Phase 4 words ending –es
longer words

Please continue to use the Little Wandle sheets, sent home with your child each week.

Poetry Picnic

Each week we will be learning a new poem. We will recite this poem each day. By saying the poem out loud, we can focus on the sounds and rhythm of each word or line. We talk to the children about how this can help us become better readers.

This week’s poem is the traditional rhyming song- The Big Ship Sails

More of our learning this week…


 Reminders and Dates

Friday 5th July, 2024 NELL BANK SCHOOL TRIP

A reminder that children will need to be in school uniform with a named backpack including; water bottle and lunch. Children will be outside all day and will need weather appropriate clothing. Please see below a suggested clothing list from Nell Bank.

Learning journey drop-ins- week beginning Monday 8 July

An opportunity to “drop into” school and share your child’s learning journal with them. We would like to welcome you into the classroom on one of the following sessions:

8.45 – 9.15 Tuesday 9 July

3.15 – 3.45 Tuesday 9 July

8.45 – 9.15 Thursday 11 July

3.15 – 3.45 Thursday 11 July 


Rainbow- 26 June, 10 July,

Sunshine- 3 July, 17 July