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Hurst Park Primary School

Hurst Road, Molesey, West Molesey KT8 1QS



Spring Term

This half term the children will be participating in activities that will be based on different topics, i.e. international events, books and education days.


Our topics for the half term are:

  • Winter
  • Chinese New Year
  • Safer Internet day / Staying Safe
  • The Gruffalo
  • Percy the Park Keeper
  • Number week



During this half term, we will be completing Phase 3 of the Letters and Sounds Phonics programme. Please practice all sounds with your child. You can find all phase 3 sounds in your child’s reading record.


Ideas for home: Practice using your flashcards, can you make any CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words? Can you recognise any words around you? Sound Robbers – place 3 flashcards down, adult steals one flashcard, can you identify which one has gone missing? Can you make a new word? Can you write down any of your word box words? 


Tricky Words

We will be learning some new tricky words as well as revising the ones we have learnt previously. Please practice these words with your child and start building them into sentences.


Ideas for home: Can you find any tricky words in your reading or story books? Can you write them in air? Can you write them with chalk, paint and make them out of play-dough? 



This half term all children will receive a reading book each week and word boxes which will be changed when your child can read all the words from the list independently. Please continue to write comments in their reading records, as we love to hear what they have been reading and how much they’re enjoying different books. Please ensure all reading books and reading records are back in on Monday.



During this half term we will be:

  • Learning numbers 1 – 20 and what they represent
  • Counting between 1 -10 objects from a larger group
  • Making repeating  patterns
  • Sorting and ordering objects depending on height, weight and length
  • Recognising 2D shapes and describing their properties
  • Recognising numbers in a general world setting


Ideas for home: Can you spot any numbers around you? Can you find any 2D shapes around your home? Can you count out 4 plates? Can you make repeating patterns out of building blocks (Duplo, Lego etc.)? Can you order your teddies in height order? Can you measure how tall you are? Can you teach someone in your house how to correctly form your numbers? 



We will be learning to:

  • Change in and out of our PE kits independently 
  • Follow simple instructions
  • Work on our balance – standing on one foot, walking on balance beams
  • Travel in different ways – e.g. hop, skip 
  • Understanding how our body moves
Ideas for home: Can you try and get dressed by yourself? Can you try and do your coat up by yourself? Can you try and put your shoes and socks on by yourself? Can you go for a bike ride? Can you ride your bike without stabilisers? Can you see how long you can stand on one foot for? 




Kingfishers will be starting Forest School on 4th February 2020. Please ensure you bring named waterproof trousers, a waterproof coat, hate, scarf, gloves and wellington boots.


The Presentation from Meet the Teacher Evening can be found here.


A Few Gentle Reminders…

  • Please ensure your child brings a named water bottle to school each day.
  • Please make sure that you are prompt at pick up and drop off times.
  • Can you ensure that, if your child has long hair, it is tied back in a pony tail.
  • Please ensure that your child brings in their phonics folder every day.