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Week 9

This week we have been learning about what it is like to live in Africa.  We looked at African artwork, particularly the patterns and how vibrant the colours were. The children then made their own patterns with colourful paints which look fantastic!


We also looked at houses in Africa and compared them to houses in the UK.  We learned that village houses in Africa were often small and round and made of mud and sticks but there were also large, brick, colourful houses in African towns and cities too.  They were often very colourful.  We compared them to other houses in the UK, looking at the shape of the roof, and noticing what was the same and what was different.


We then looked at places of worship in Africa and the UK.  We noticed that the places of worship looked the same in both countries.


We continued our learning about the story of Handa’s Surprise this week.  We imitated the story and made a story map to remind us what happened. 


Using some of the fruits from the story we also made fruit kebabs!  They were delicious!


In maths the children explored combining two amounts.  They chose a numeral card and took that many counters then placed them on a ten frame.  They then took another card and placed that amount on the ten frame in a different colour.  They then saw the total altogether. 

We also enjoyed exploring repeating patterns.  The children loved this game if you would like to consolidate their learning at home: Shape Patterns (


This week was also SCIENCE WEEK.  We did many experiments throughout the week which we will add to our class page here: Science Week | Repton Primary School (


Forest School

We had a muddy fun time in Forest School this week.  Please see that section of our class page.



Please continue to read regularly with your child at home.  It really is making a great difference.  Don’t forget you can also access extra online reading books on Bug Club.


Spelling Shed

Please support your child to practise sounding out and spelling their words on the Spelling Shed app. It helps them to use and apply the sounds they have learned recently in phonics.  This week we are practising words containing the “or” digraph.  The children score points every time they practise their spellings on spelling shed and each class competes against each other for fun.  The top three scoring classes are read out in assembly each week.  Let’s see if our Robins can get onto the leader board next week.


Maths Shed

The children can also access Maths Shed through the same site as Spelling Shed.  They have new ‘assignments’ which are games that explore numbers to 10, so please have a play!


Have a great weekend!