Peacocks Class

Peacocks Planning Letter: Summer Term 5/6 2023 - 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.

I would like to start with Jack and the Beanstalk, to continue with last terms theme of ‘Let it grow’. 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.


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’.

Please do not forget to go onto Mathletics and complete any of the activities open.

Forest School

Our sessions will continue on Wednesday mornings so please send your child into school on this day in their forest school clothes with their school uniform in a named bag. Please make sure they have waterproofs if the weather is bad. They will also need sun hats for the warmer months.


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 also try to have another PE lesson during the week depending on what is going on so please make sure your child has their full P.E. kit in school and it is clearly named.


This term 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.

School Trip

We are in the process of sorting out our next school trip/s. More information to follow.

We will also be spending a week celebrating the Kings coronation by taking part in some fun activities in class.

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.