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Teachers: Aimee & Louise


Teaching Assistants: Amanda, Cheryl

Important Information

Important Dates: 

23.10.20 - Staff Training Day (School Closed)

02.11.20 -  School open - All children return to school after half term

18.11.20 -  Parents Evening 

18.12.20 - End of term - Break up for Christmas Holidays

Zebra class staff are really looking forward to welcoming children back into school. We will be staying in our 'Zebra bubble'for the day and will be regularly washing hands and cleaning surfaces as well as learning and having lots of fun! 

Our start time is now 8:40am and our finish time is 2:50pm.



  • Zebra Class will promptly start school at 8:40am.
  • Zebra Class will finish school promptly at 2:50pm. 
  • The children in Zebra Class who are usually transported to and from school via bus will be travelling in class bubbles. Transport will be in touch with parents and carers before school commences to notify them with times of collection and drop offs.
  • Parents and Carers who transport their children to school will be greeted by a member of staff within the school grounds at 8:40am and 2:50pm. Social distancing between adults and staff must be adhered to at all times. Parents/carers must stay outside of the school building.




  • Attendance is mandatory. Parents and carers are expected to send their children to school unless they are ill.
  • If you child, or a member of your household, shows any symptoms, they must not attend school and must isolate at home. Testing is available for staff and children who show symptoms and Heather can give you more information on this if you ring school.
  • Please take your child's temperature each morning and do not send them to school if it is 37.8 or above.
  • All classes will continue to be 'cocooned'. Zebra Class children and staff with remain in their own little bubble, in their class/outside area throughout most of the day.
  • Initially, there will be no swimming, soft play, assemblies or out of school trips. We hope to resume these after October half term. 
  • Hand washing will occur regularly throughout the day. 
  • Regular cleaning of touch points, toys, tables, equipment etc will occur in an ongoing manner throughout the day.
  • Where possible, resources will not be shared between classes.
  • Social distancing will be followed as much as possible, though as you can appreciate, this will be more difficult in some classes than others.
  • There will be hot school dinners available and they will be eaten in class.
  • At the moment, parents and carers are unable to come into our school building so any messages can be written in the children's orange 'Home School Books'. Please phone school if you require any further information or want to speak to a member of staff. 

  • If essential, outside professionals e.g. physiotherapist, OT etc can come into school but it must be by appointments only.

Topic Web - Entertainment

Zebra class are happy to be back at school and have been working very hard over the past two weeks. We have enjoyed making new friends and getting to know each other.

We enjoyed making fairy cakes in DT. We then decorated them with icing balls and used our math skills to count how many we needed to put on the cakes. 

PE- Moving in different ways like a Giraffe!

In Literacy this week we have been reading the story 'Giraffes Can't Dance'.  We enjoyed looking at pictures of Giraffes and then making some Giraffe shortbread biscuits in DT, decorating them with chocolate chips and raisins!

Making Giraffe shortbread biscuits!

Our topic in History is all about 'Clothes'! Firstly we looked at our Springwell school uniform and talked about the importance of wearing uniform and how it makes us feel part of something! We then took it in turn and used the puppets to dress them in our school uniform. 

Next, we all brought our favourite clothing in to school and showed our class friends what we love to wear at home. 

Our sound of the week this week is letter 't'. Some of us in Zebra class explored the shaving foam and practised forming our letter 't' in the foam, enjoying the sensory experience. Some children practised writing the letter 't' and words beginning with the initial sound 't' and some used the whiteboard to trace over letter 't'. 

Writing activities - Letter 't'


Zebra class enjoyed learning different facts about giraffes and dressing up giraffes themselves! 


This week in Computing, we enjoyed looking at different parts of a computer /laptop and labelling them. We loved being very creative  and making our own computers from junk modelling and recycled materials. 


In History we enjoyed looking at different items of clothing from the Museum. We talked about the past and present and what types of clothes would have been worn during these times. 


In Literacy we have been reading the story 'What the Ladybird Heard'. We enjoyed making our own plans and maps to steal the cow!


In PE today we had fun practising our throwing skills and aiming to get the beanbags into the hoops. 


Linked to the story 'What the Ladybird Heard', we decorated biscuits and painted rocks to look like ladybirds and made our own ladybirds from paper plates!

22.10.20 Non - Uniform day! Thank you for all of our chocolate donations, much appreciated! 

22.10.20  Celebrating Halloween!

Zebra class enjoyed dressing up in Halloween costumes and taking part in different Halloween themed activities including pumpkin carving and exploring various sensory, feely boxes. We had lots of fun playing Halloween party games and eating party food!





Pumpkin Printing and Pumpkin Carving