Welcome to Astronauts class. Our Teacher is called Mrs Nicholl and Mrs Wright and Miss Hardy are our Teaching Assistants.

The children are very excited about their new topic,

“Why do spiders eat flies?”

This topic will develop the children’s curiosity, understanding, knowledge

and imagination about mini beasts and small creatures.

Image result for spidersWe will be learning;

  • How spiders and mini beasts feed and grow,
  • About life cycles,
  • How creatures change over time,
  • How mini beasts move to find food, water, shelter and escape from danger,
  • Different environments, habitats and the creatures who live there,
  • How to respect and take care of small creatures.


To support our learning this term, we will be attending the Forest School with Mr Groves every Tuesday morning. We are all extremely excited about this and can’t wait to get our wellies on and go exploring.



  • Make creatures using junk modelling.
  • Go on a mini beast hunt.
  • Paint pictures of creatures in your garden.
  • Make a mini beast fact file.
  • Make creature homes and shelters.
  • Invent your own mini beast
"His writing is coming on so much because he is practicing at home as well as at school!"
Marcus's Mummy
"I'm so excited to be back at school because I love learning with you!"

Ideas to support your Child’s learning at home:

  • Read and share stories about friends and relationships.
  • Share family and friends photographs and experiences.
  • Create models, paintings and pictures of family members.
  • Discuss sharing and responsibilities.

We would really love to see the work that your children do at home. Please bring pictures of any WOW moments or anything you do with your child into school so we can display it on the homework board.

The class is very welcoming and the teachers are friendly and approachable. Lovely to see the progress Mason has made since it started in September
Mason's Mummy
"Astronauts is AWESOME"

Information and reminders


  • PE kits need to be in school everyday
  • Home learning tasks are set at the start of the term. Children can bring them in on any day.
  • Children must have a coat at school
  • Children should be reading/being read too for at least 10 minutes a night

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