Cowley Hill Primary School

Learning for tomorrow everyday

Winstre Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5DP

020 8953 2218


Animals and transitions.


In our mathematical learning this term we will be learning to tell the time, complete addition and subtraction sums with single and double digit numbers, identifying the properties of 3D shapes, ordering items by weight and beginning to identify the multiples of 2, 5 and 10.

In our phonics learning, we will be continuing to securing phase 2-5 sounds, and applying them to form simple sentences. We will be pushing to add more details to our writing and adding the conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘because’. We will be continuing to send home spelling each week, for children to practise applying the correct graphemes to their writing.

Our topic this term we will be looking at all types of animals, habitats and life cycles. We will be investigating different animals and where the live. We will be comparing habitats and seeing how they are different to our own homes. We will also be looking at the different food animals eat. This will be a brilliant support for our school trip to Paradise Wildlife Park, in summer 2 which we are thoroughly looking forward to.

A big focus for us this term is transitioning the children so they are fully prepared for year 1 in September. We will be visiting the classrooms for story times to allow the children to become comfortable with the environment.


The school works closely with The BECC to offer children and families, skills, support and advise. We run many sessions with the BECC from Cook 4 life to Tea club through Foundation stage. Please take a look at their website to see what they have to offer in the local area including parenting courses and stay and play sessions. 

The BECC Children’s Centre, Shakespeare Drive, Off Furzehill Road, Borehamwood WD6 2FD
Telephone: 020 8386 4038 or 020 8236 7550