The children have been enjoying their new topic ‘Why do zebras have stripes?’ They have looked at different types of African wild animals and identified their similarities and differences. In literacy, they have been reading the story The Zoo Vet. The children have learnt how to retell and sequence events from the story. They focused on the days of the week when retelling the story. In phonics, they have moved on to Phase 3, introducing the sounds j, v, x and w. In maths, they have been learning about addition. The children have learnt how to add two groups together and find a total using a variety of concrete resources. We have also introduced the children to problem solving.