Dear Parents,

What an exciting week we have had! Our dinosaur egg has hatched and we have been hunting for the dinosaur that came out of it. We have made 'missing' posters to tell everyone to keep a careful look out for it.

In maths we have been practicing our tens and units by challenging each other to work out how many tens and how many units are in a given number - your child might like to practice this at home. We have also started to look at 'missing number' problems, which we will continue next week.

In English, we have been practicing how to write the days of the week and remembering to use a capital letter for each because they are names. We have also been continuing to write descriptive sentences using a capital letter and a full stop.

We went on a Spring walk this week as the weather has become warmer, and we found lots of signs that Spring is coming.

In Science we have started to look at groups of animals and are going to continue this next week by learning the names for them, such as 'reptile', 'amphibian' and 'mammal'.

Next Thursday is World Book Day and we will celebrating by sharing stories together. If your child would like to bring in their favourite story, they may do so - please make sure that it is named. In the afternoon, the children will be visiting three different members of staff to hear three different stories. Please note that we will not be dressing up for World Book Day.

Next week, our lunchtime staff are going to provide different meals from around the world for the children to enjoy; they will take a special passport to lunch and have it stamped each day.

The children will be taking part in a drama workshop on Tuesday morning by a company called Perform for Schools; don't forget to ask your child all about it on Tuesday afternoon.

Enjoy the weekend,

Ash Class Team.