Northway Infant School

Northway Infant School

Where Children Shine

Virginia Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 8PT

01684 293447



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Spring Term 2021

The Spring Term was a mixture of Home Learning and return to learning at school. We are so proud of our Reception children they did an amazing job with their home learning and we enjoyed seeing all the work that was posted on Class Dojo.

Our topic for the spring term was: What's the story?  We enjoyed reading and exploring a range of traditional stories including The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, The Gingerbread Man and The Enormous Turnip.



In maths we explored the capacity of the 3 bears bowls which was great fun at home. We hope your kitchen didn't get too wet! 

We investigated the length and height of a range of objects at home using non-standard units of measure including our Lego bricks, colouring pencils, toys, the toilet rolls came in very handy.

We explored adding two sets of objects together using the part-part whole model and really developed our understanding and mastery of numbers to 10. We developed our understanding of numbers above 10 and looked at the numbers 11 and 12 and explored how we make these numbers e.g. 12 has 1 ten and 2 ones. 



We began creating story maps for the stories we read. We used our developing phonic skills to write simple labels and began writing simple sentences. 


When we returned to school we had great fun developing our cooking skills by making a Ginger bread Man and developed our knife skills to cut vegetables to make Turnip and Vegetable soup. Most of use thought it was yummy and wanted more.


Little Explorers

In the afternoons we had great fun exploring our outside learning environment and enjoyed using our investigation shed and mud kitchen. 


The children were so happy to be back at school, playing with their friends which they missed during Lockdown. The Reception staff were excited to see the children in school again.

Autumn 2020


All About Me/Starting School

We have enjoyed discovering all the fun activities we can do at school from early morning workouts to exploring the outside classroom. We have followed the school and classroom rules to keep SAFE.  Look at the photos to see how HAPPY we are at school.  We have become more INDEPENDENT by sorting ourselves out in a morning, putting our own welly boots on and changing for PE.  We have practised and practised writing our names...NEVER GIVING UP and our teachers are very proud of how we have EXCELLED at this.   We definitely SHINE like the stars on our jumpers!


This term we have begun to learn our letter sounds and even started to read some words!  We are so proud of our achievements.  


This term we have been focusing on the numbers 1 to 5 becoming real number experts...counting, spotting and even beginning to learn our number bonds e.g. 3 and 2 make 5!


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