Peacocks Class

Peacocks Planning Letter: Spring Term 5/6 2024 - Mrs Kent

Our topic this term is called ‘Once upon a time’ and term 6 it will be ‘Ocean Explorers’.


This term the children will be exploring books with a fairy tale theme. We will also be looking at the 3 Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood.

We will be acting out these stories, writing character profiles and describing the settings.

We will also be looking at the Winnie the Pooh series of books and how this links to our local community of Ashdown Forest.  

Then in term 6 we will be focusing on non-fiction books and will be making our own information booklets about sea creatures.

Our writing focus for the children this term is to continue to be more confident in using our phonics to write simple words and sentences independently.


Your child should ideally be reading for a minimum of 10 minutes each evening. This includes reading a book independently, listening to you read a book or reading with / to you or another family member. Please remember that we aim to foster a love of reading and therefore it should be a fun and relaxing experience. All of the children are progressing well with their reading so please keep up the hard work at home.


Our School Christian Value this term is ‘Understanding’

This term in Peacocks Class our big question is “What makes every single person unique and precious?” This links nicely with our Prime areas of learning of PSHE and Communication and Language.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

In term 6 we will be looking at different under the sea creatures of interest to the children and exploring facts and information about these creatures. We will also look at the effects of pollution to our oceans.


We will continue within the unit of number 11 within the Sounds Write program for our daily phonics lessons.


Our P.E. lesson is on Monday morning with Wayne as well as daily Cosmic Yoga and the daily mile. We will have our second PE lesson on a Thursday morning so please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE clothes.


We will be building on our work from the Spring term and following the White Rose curriculum for the EYFS.

We will be moving onto the theme of ‘20 and beyond’, ‘Find my pattern’ and ‘on the move’.

Woodland Wonder

Our sessions will continue on Wednesday mornings so please send your child into school on this day in their woodland wonder clothes with their school uniform in a named bag. Please make sure they have waterproofs if the weather is bad and that they wear long sleeved tops and trousers to each session. They will also need sun hats for the warmer months.

Water Bottles

Please ensure your child has a named bottle of water in class each day and also a summer hat/cap and sun cream applied before school.

School Trips

We are in the process of sorting out our next school trip/s. More information to follow. However, we have secured a trip to Copper Nursing home in Uckfield for the children to read and share their learning journeys to the residents. More information to follow.