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Summer Term (1) 2018

Under the Sea - Summer 1

Welcome back to Year R. We hope you enjoyed a restful Easter break. This half term we are heading Under the Sea to have some watery adventures! 

We will begin with the story of The Rainbow Fish and will be practising our story writing skills. As part of our topic, we will be investigating objects that float and sink and waterproof materials. We are looking forward to visiting the Sealife Centre as well as the local beach. Look out for our sea creature inspired art work. 


Spring Term (2) 2018

Lifecycles - Spring 2

Welcome to Spring 2 in Year R!

We hope you enjoyed a restful half term break and that the children are looking forward to returning to school.

In the run up to Easter we have some fantastic learning opportunities planned for the children in Year R. This kicks off with us welcoming into the world some hatchlings! The children will be responsible for looking after the chicks from eggs to birth and they will get to watch them hatch.

Alongside this, we will be learning about the life cycles of various animals and writing about them.

Later in March we hope to take the children on a trip to a farm in the local area.

In English, we will be focusing on traditional tales and in particular story sequencing and writing. In Maths we will be looking at doubling, halving and sharing. 

We look forward to getting started!


Spring Term (1) 2018

Creatures - Spring 1

Happy New Year! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas break. We are very much looking forward to welcoming the children back and exploring our new topic 'Creatures'.

As part of our Spring topic the children will be learning all about pets and how to look after them. They will also be reading and writing about animals as well as having the opportunity to handle and care for some interesting creatures in class. 

We will continue our strong focus on Reading and Phonics and move onto adding and subtracting numbers.

We are looking forward to a range of visitors and exciting opportunities for the children to explore our wonderful topic of creatures and really make them think in the Spring Term.

We can't wait to get started!


Autumn Term (2) 2017

Space and Celebrations - Autumn  2

Welcome back! We hope you had a restful break. The next half term will be filled with lots of exciting learning opportunities including Halloween, Space exploration and of course culminating in Christmas celebrations. 

To start off our half term, we will be reading some Halloween themed tales and learning to write magic spells. Please join us for our 'Spooky Stories' afternoon on Monday 30th October from 3.30 pm. The children will also be looking for signs of Autumn this month as we explore our environmental area as well as heading out of school to The Hundred Acre Wood. 

We will also be exploring Space over the next half term. The children will be naming and identifying planets as well as investigating light. Look out for our space rocket role-play area coming soon!

The final two weeks of our half term will be devoted to Christmas celebrations as we practise for the Year R nativity. We look forward to seeing you there!

Post photos of your work at home on our Reception Padlet: https://padlet.com/jchurchill2/reception

 


Autumn Term (1) 2017

Being Healthy - Autumn  1

Welcome to Reception!

We are really looking forward to working with your child this year and we can't wait to get started! Our first topic is 'Being Healthy' and we will be learning about how to stay fit and how to look after ourselves.

The children will have the opportunity to try different foods and create their own healthy shopping lists. We will also be taking the children on a trip to the woods where they can discover signs of Autumn whilst enjoying some fresh air and exercise! 

Look out for newsletters informing you of parent curriculum sessions! 

Post photos of your work at home on our Reception Padlet: https://padlet.com/jchurchill2/reception


Summer Term (2) 2017

Bears - Summer 2

Welcome back to our final half term in Year R!

Our new topic is all about bears and we will be investigating real life as well as fictional bear characters! This half term the children will be invited to join in a teddy bear's picnic. They will have the chance to make dens in the woods and share bear stories.

In Maths we will be concentrating on problem solving and number facts. In English  we will be writing letters and postcards to our new bear friends. We can't wait to get started!