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Reception

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!


Autumn Term (2) 2018

Space and Celebration - Autumn  2

Welcome back to a new half term in Year R.

We hope you and the children had a restful break. Our first mini topic this half term is 'Space'. We will be exploring the solar system and using this to inform our reading, writing and number work. Listen out for our Space song in the next few weeks! 

Our second topic will be centered around Christmas. The children will be learning all about the Nativity story and each class will be putting on a special performance during the last week of term. 

As usual we will strive to make the children's learning as exciting as possible. There will be opportunities for learning both indoors and outdoors and this includes a trip to explore the woods at the end of November. 

We can't wait to get started! 


Autumn Term (1) 2018

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) 2018

Bears - Summer 1

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! 


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!