Discovery Class

Week beginning 6.01.2020

A very Happy New Year. Hope you all have had a lovely break.

English: The children shared their Christmas experiences at circle time and wrote wrote a recount of their Christmas holidays.

Maths: This week the focus has been on 2D and 3D shapes and the properties of the shapes. The children went on a shape hunt and recorded the number of shapes on a tally chart.

This week the year 3's have started recorder lessons and French.

Year 2's have also had a music lesson and will be learning the recorders. They have started learning Spanish as part of their Modern foreign language.

Week beginning 16.12.19


Lots of people to Thank!

Discovery Class would like to say a massive thank you to FONS for the generous amount raised from the cake sale. The children in Discovery chose a variety of games and toys and puzzles. The children are extremely happy!


Thank you to all the parents to who came in to make the Christmas lunch a success. It was so lovely.

A big thank you for the very generous presents from all the parents and children to the staff in Discovery. It was a very kind and thoughtful gesture and it's much appreciated.

There has been no homework set over the Christmas holidays. Our next topic for term 3 is China. I would really appreciate if children could do a bit of research on China, continue with their CEW's and time tables.

Next term the children in Discovery will be learning to play the recorders.

Year 3 will be taught French and Year 2 will be taught Spanish as part of our Modern Foreign Language (MFL)

On behalf of staff in Discovery, I would like to wish all the children and their families a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

See you all in the next decade.

Week beginning 9/12/19

Ks1 Play

The Princess And The Pea

It was an excellent performance from the children. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Thank you to all the parents for helping your child learn their lines and lyrics and not to forget the costumes.


We have continued with numberline subtractions and a bit of fractions.


Children have been learning about Christianity and the birth of Jesus Christ.

Year 3's have been practising their carol songs.

Please continue to support your child with their CEW's or year 3/4 words, along with their time tables. Thank you !

Forest School will be on Wednesday 18th Dec in the morning. Please ensure your child is dressed for the weather in the morning.

Thursday 19th Dec

Children can bring in a toy or a game of their choice. Please do not send electronic toys. Thank you.

Week beginning 2/12/19

It's that time of the year again. The children in Discovery have their own Christmas tree and they have started making their own decorations for the tree. We also have a few snow flakes on the window.


The children have written some informal letters in their books to family and friends all about Alfred The Great.


This week we have concentrated on number line subtraction.



Thank you to all the parents for the lovely photographs sent in for our lesson. This has been a brilliant opportunity for the children to talk about themselves and to share some wonderful memories and getting to know each other better. 

KS1 performance is progress and the acting is great. Year 3's have also been practising their Christmas Carols.

Week beginning 25/11/19
Last week children wrote their fiction story about meeting Alfred The Great. The children used adjectives to make their story interesting.
We looked at  various lengths, measurements, right angles, acute, obtuse and reflex angles.
CEW year 2 and year 3 to learn their year 3 and 4 words.
Play: It's that time of the year again. The year 1 and 2's will be performing their KS1 play. Please could we have named quilts for the play. They will be returned after the play. Thank you!
Box of memories as part of our PSHE lesson. Please could we have a a few pictures of family or a picture of a favourite toy. This activity is to encourage children to speak and an activity to get to know each other better. 
Thank you for your continued support.

Week beginning 18/11/19



This week the children enacted their fiction story in groups, made their story maps and have started writing their story about meeting Alfred The Great by stepping into a time machine.


Children have been learning about position, direction and measurements.

Design and Technology (D&T)

The children had the chance to bake Alfred's Cakes!  They were a bit crumbly but really yummy.

Week beginning 11/11/19

Armistice Day 

The children as a mark of respect stood for two minutes silence.


The children have looked at the features of instruction writing. They wrote instructions on how to bake King Alfred's cake. They will be making the cakes in the coming week. 


The children have been learning addition and subtraction in class this week. They have looked at column addition and subtraction.



The children have started making their fact posters on King Alfred The Great. 


Week beginning 4th November 2019 

Apologies for not having a previous update due to technical issues.

Whole school topic for this term is Alfred The Great.

English and History

Children have been learning about the life of Alfred The Great in English and History. In English, children answered  a comprehension passage, watched a brief video and also looked other resources to find out facts.


Children have continued with multiplication and division activities this week.


I would urge that all children in year 2 learn their Common Expectation Words. 

Year 3 to learn their spellings (Year 3/4 words)

Thank you for the continued support with your child's learning.

Week 7

October 18th,2019


In English we have looked at comprehension. Our main topic has been ending plastic pollution. The children have been learning to answer the questions in full sentences. 


In maths we have focused on division and multiplication.


All the children have been learning the life cycle of flowering and non flowering plants and they planted their own runner bean seeds.


Some of the homework was marked this week, I apologise for the homework that has not been marked but it will be marked next week.

Week 6

October 11th, 2019


This week the children have looked at the format and wrote their formal letters to Mrs Greenwood about looking after our school playground by picking up litter.


The children have been learning repeated addition and multiplication using arrays.


The children have completed their bird feeders and will be hanging the feeders in the school ground. Thank you to the parents for donating bird feed and sending in plastic bottles.

Just wanted to say I am very proud of all the year 2's who took part in the Langtree cross country run!

Week 5

October 4th, 2019


We have been learning to write informal letters to family and friends based on our topic Eco schools.


We have looked at multiplication and adding equal groups. If would be a good idea to learn your times tables.


We have looked at lots of creatures and mini beasts living in our school grounds. The picture for this week was taken on our bug hunt.

Design  and technology

The children made bird feeders out of single use plastic bottles. They have thoroughly enjoyed this activity.

Week 4

September 27, 2019


We explored fiction books this week and wrote our fiction stories. 


This week we have been learning all about adding and subtracting money.


In art we made our marine life pictures.

Forest school   

The children had  a great time in forest school this week. Building dens, rope swings and a fire to toast marshmallows. 

Plastic bottles

Please could your child bring in a clean plastic bottle into school and if possible any spare bird seeds (nut free). Many thanks.


Nettlebed Community School

High Street


Henley On Thames



Office contact: Mrs Tracy Sedwell

Tel: 01491 641328