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Spring Term (1) 2020

Creatures - Spring 1

Welcome back to Year R. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We are very excited to launch our new 'Creatures' topic. This half term, the children will be investigating animals. We are very lucky to be able to welcome some interesting creatures into class this term. Our English focus will be on reading and writing sentences independently and in Maths we will be exploring weight, capacity and measure. 


Look out for our animal art work and our exciting new role-play area!

Autumn Term (2) 2019

Space - Autumn 2

Welcome back and we hope you had a restful half term holiday!

We can't wait to get started on our new 'Space' topic. We will begin by exploring the planets (listen out for our new song) and undertaking astronaut training in PE. In English, we will be focusing on stories about Space as well as word building for reading and writing. In Maths we will continue to explore numbers and counting. 

In the run up to Christmas, we will be preparing a special performance for you as well as learning about all things Christmassy! We look forward to sharing our learning with you! 

Autumn Term (1) 2019

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! 

Summer Term (2) 2019

Bears - Summer 2

Welcome back to our last half term in Year R. How exciting! Our topic this term is 'Bears'. We will be investigating famous bears, making dens and heading out on a teddy bear's picnic. 

In English, our focus will be writing letters and postcards and we hope to take a trip to the post office to send out our mail! In Maths we will be solving number puzzles and challenging ourselves with word problems. We will also be revisiting our life cycle work as we watch caterpillars develop into butterflies.


Summer Term (1) 2019

Under the Sea - Summer 1

Welcome back to Year R. We hope you had a restful Easter break. This half term we will be enjoying some watery adventures as we embark on our new topic 'Under the Sea'. We look forward to exploring sea stories and songs as well as investigating floating and sinking. Look out for our sea creature inspired art work in class!

We are also really excited about our trip to Southsea Beach and the Sealife Centre.


Spring Term (2) 2019

Life Cycles - 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 will be going on a trip to a farm in the local area. In maths we will be looking at doubling, halving and sharing.

Spring Term (1) 2019

Creatures - Spring 1

Happy New Year and a warm welcome back to Year R.

We hope you enjoyed a relaxing break and are ready for an exciting half term of learning! Our topic this half term is 'Creatures'. The children will be observing animals in their natural habitats as well as welcoming some furry friends to the classroom. We are really looking forward to welcoming a local vet into Year R to talk to the children about animal care and to introduce them to some different creatures. 

Our focus in English this term will be story writing and word/sentence building. In Maths we are going to be learning about addition and subtraction as well as capacity and measure. 

We are really excited to get started!