Alfa/Romeo class – Summer Term 1, 2022

Week ending 20th May 2022

Another fantastic week for us all in Alfa Romeo. We have enjoyed finishing off our topic of ‘Sunshine and Sunflowers’ as next week we are busy with or trip to the zoo, sports day, our open afternoon and then ending the week off with the jubilee picnic. This week we have spent lots of time talking about how to be safe in the sun, making a minibeast garden and enjoyed playing with the frog pond. The children have learnt about the life cycle of a frog and a butterfly.

In English this week we have been finished off the the book ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson. The children have been using adjectives to describe the animals. They also thought about what the animals might say to each other in the story. Next week the children are going to be making a fact file about an animal of their choice. Today the children really enjoyed visiting the school library to gather some information.

In Italian this week Keila has been looking at animals again ready for our trip to the zoo! The children are getting good at naming a variety of the animals in Italian. We look forward to seeing the children using and applying their language at the zoo next week.

In phonics this week the FS2 children have continued with the Set 3 sounds. This week the sounds we have been covering are the ‘aw’ and ‘are’ sounds. The FS1 children have continued to look at the Set 1 sounds to make sure we remember them all.

In Maths this week the children have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes they have made 3D models and created some tangrams. We have just began our new unit called ‘First, Then, Now’ where the children will be learning to add and subtract.

Week ending 13th May 2022

Finally, the sun has come out and Alfa Romeo have had an amazing week in the outdoor area! Our topic ‘Sunshine and Sunflowers’ is well underway and the children are loving it. This week we have been doing lots of work around ladybirds, honey bees and butterflies. This has included finding lots of facts about them all and learning how to use google. We had a fun session on Wednesday making butterfly feeders. We used a variety of different mushy fruits to put in the feeders, we then hung them in the trees and finally we watched and waited for some insects to come and eat from them. Only a few came so we are hoping for more to come next week. The children have also been very excited as the sunflower seeds have started to grow; the children check on them every day.

In English this week we have been looking at the book ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson. The children have absolutely loved this story especially when they had to act out all the animals in the story! There has been lots of work around listening to what sounds we can hear in various places including the classroom and outside spaces around the school. We then had to write lists and speech bubbles about what we heard.

In Italian this week Keila has been looking at animals again ready for our trip to the zoo! The children are getting good at naming a variety of the animals in Italian.

In phonics this week the FS2 children have continued with the Set 3 sounds. This week the sounds we have been covering are the ‘o-e’ and ‘u-e’ sounds. The FS1 children have been looking at the Set 1 digraph sounds again and are remembering the actions to go with the sounds. Some of the children can even recognise them with out the action! Well done FS1’s.

In Maths this week the children have been looking at numbers to 20 again including counting back from 20. We also looked at capacity, working with containers of different sizes and estimating how many cubes could fit into each. At the end of the week we began to look at 2D shapes. The children had to recognise them and match them.

On Friday the children eventually enjoyed their main house points treat. This was some different sports day type races followed by a water fight that all the children joined in with! The children had a brilliant time and we had some very wet but happy children at the end.

Happy Friday all, have a great weekend.

Week ending 06th May 2022


What another fun week we have had again in Alfa Romeo! We have been doing lots more work around our topic ‘Sunshine and Sunflowers’. The children have enjoyed turning the home corner into a ice-cream parlour and have also been playing with the mini beast tuff spot. They have been catching bugs and studying them through the magnifying glasses. The children all enjoyed looking at paintings of sunflowers and created their own paintings and the FS2 children also did some amazing sketches for our new art display in school. On Friday we had lots of excited children as they all planted some sunflower seeds! We are looking forward to watching them grow.

In English this week we have continued looking at the story of ‘Oi Frog’ by Kes Gray and Jim Field. We have been doing lots more writing based around rhyming. They have all showed a good understanding of this and made up some great rhyming sentences.

In Italian this week Keila has been making mothers day pictures as its Mother’s day in Italy on Sunday.

In phonics this week the FS2 children have continued with the Set 3 sounds. This week the sounds we have been covering are the ‘a-e’ and ‘i-e’ sounds. This is the first time we have looked at split digraphs and we are really impressed with how well they have understood this. The FS1 children have been looking at the Set 1 digraph sounds and are remembering the actions to go with the sounds.

In Maths this week the children have been looking at numbers to 20. They have been representing them using different objects, matching the numerals to pictorial representations and also doing some estimating.

On Friday the children enjoyed a house points treat of movie time with popcorn. They all though this was great fun! The weather was not on our side for a water fight but we will aim for this next week, weather permitting. We will email with more details soon.

Week ending 29th April 2022

What a great week back Alfa Romeo have had after the Easter break, they have all settled back in really well and worked very hard. We have started our new topic of ‘Sunshine and Sunflowers’ and the children have already done some fantastic work around the topic. On Monday we had a scavenger hunt around the school looking for things in the nature which all the children loved! We have been looking at why sun is important and spoke about sun safety too. We sorted out pictures to represent the seasons and ended up with mixing different shades of yellow.

In English this week we have been looking at the story of ‘Oi Frog’ by Kes Gray and Jim Field. The story is a rhyming book so the children have done lots of writing based around rhyming words. They have all done an amazing job with their rhyming words and have found the work lots of fun.

In Italian this week Keila has begun teaching the children all about animals at the zoo. The children have had fun acting out some of the animals and dancing to a range of Italian animal songs.

In phonics this week the FS2 children have begun the Set 3 sounds. It’s amazing that they are doing so well with their phonics and already on set 3!! This week the sounds we have been covering are the ‘ea’ and ‘oi’ sounds. The FS1 children have started looking at the Set 1 digraph sounds and making actions to go with the sounds to help them remember them.

In Maths this week the children have been looking at numbers to 20. They have been representing them using different objects, matching the numerals to pictorials and also doing some estimating.

On Friday the FS2 children enjoyed the House point fun afternoon! We had lots of very excited and wet children. We will do a replica of the afternoon next Friday morning for the FS1 children to get involved with and enjoy.