Spring Term 2020
In the Spring Term we continue to look at books as part of our topic. The first half of the Spring Term sees the children looking and learning about stories that involve machines. Some of the books and short films that the children will look at will include: The Girl & Robot, The Shirt Machine, Wendel and the Robots and The Marvellous Moon Map. Through stories we continue to develop children’s language and encourage the love of reading. The second half of the Spring Term see the children looking at stories related to Space, Fantasy and Adventure and Fairy Tales (Knights and Castles).
Children will consolidate and develop their learning of the school rules, routines and how to use resources inside and out. The children will continue with daily phonics sessions – moving from Phase 3 to Phase 4.
As a whole school, the children will follow a “Protective Behaviours” scheme to learn about keeping safe. The Scheme is based around 4 themes: Feeling Safe, Feeling Unsafe, Body Awareness and Networks and Telling.
The Spring Term also sees the children learning about Chinese New Year, Easter and all about the season of Spring. The children will have the opportunity to make and taste food, grow seeds/plants and use clay to create models and sculptures.
In maths we continue to consolidate our learning of counting and recognising numbers to 20 and beyond. The children will use practical resources to add and subtract. Through stories such as The Big Carrot and The Very Big Carrot, the children will further their understanding of measurement and ordering along with developing their mathematical vocabulary.
Autumn Term (2) 2019
In the second part of the Autumn Term we continue to looks at books as part of our topic. This half term we focus on the books by Nick Butterworth (After the Storm, The Treasure Hunt, Percy’s Bumpy Ride, The Rescue Party, One Snowy Night and The Secret Path). Through stories we continue to develop children’s language and encourage the love of reading. Children will consolidate and develop their learning of the school rules, routines and how to use resources inside and out. Teachers and support staff will continue carrying out observations to assess your child so that we have a better understanding of what your child has learnt and what they need further help and support with. The children will continue with daily phonics sessions – moving from Phase 2 to Phase 3.
The second part of the Autumn Term also sees the children learning about the festivals of Diwali and Christmas. The children will also learn about Fireworks Night, Remembrance Day and St Andrew’s Day.
As we move from Autumn to Winter, the children will continue to observe how the seasons change. To add warmth to the cold, the children will help make vegetable soup with ingredients bought from a trip to ASDA.
Autumn Term (1) 2019
To start the first part of the autumn term we will be looking at “All About Me”. This is a great opportunity for us to get to know your child in all of the 7 areas of learning. As part of this topic children will be doing various activities such as painting self-portraits, discussing their favourite things with their peers and drawing pictures of them, talking about their family and special times and events. In the first part of the Autumn Term we will spend time exploring a range of books in our topic “Once Upon a Time”. This will help develop communication and language skills. We will also be spending a lot of time helping the children learn the school rules, routines and how to use resources inside and out. During this time, teachers and support staff will be carrying out observations to assess your child on entry to reception so that we have a better understanding of what your child already knows. Observations may be during play or small group adult directed tasks.
We will also be celebrating Harvest Festival where the children will do activities based around the story of “The Little Red Hen’ such as making bread and learning songs. We will also be looking at traditional stories such as ‘The Three Billy goats Gruff and The Enormous Turnip.’ We will use these stories to develop new skills and knowledge in all 7 areas of learning such as ordering the Billy Goats in size order, sequencing and recalling story events, role playing and also hot seating.