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Summer Term 


'How Does Your Garden Grow?' is our learning theme for the first half of this term. the children have been very excited as we have our very own chick eggs to look after and the children have created their own count down chart to the egg-citing hatch day! We are also awaiting the arrival of our caterpillar eggs and have started learning about the life cycle of a butterfly.


The children have planned their learning and our themed writing area will be inspired by the stories and illustrations  of Eric Carle.  We will be involved in a variety of creative and explorative activities with this theme; and children are welcome as always to bring in and share items and books related to their learning-providing a super opportunity to develop their confidence and speaking and listening skills. If you have any seeds or seedlings  spare,  the children would love to plant them in our vegetable garden.


The children will also be preparing for our stories4schools book launch event when the community will be invited to share our learning and buy a copy of our published book that every child in the school was involved in creating. After half term our learning theme will be 'Commotion in the Ocean' and we will be planning our learning around this theme.


We are continuing to work hard with developing our phonic knowledge and on reading and writing more independently using cursive. We are also continuing to work on our counting skills and our outside space is being used to develop lots of our measuring, estimating and problem solving skills . Our Roald Dahl Themed Story Shed is a great place to create and act out stories too. Our Building Learning Power focus this term is Resilience while we continue to develop our listening powers and other BLP capacities. 


If you have any queries or questions about your child’s learning or would like to help this term please don’t hesitate to come and speak with us.


Thank you for your support so far.


Mrs Cathy Amos-Simpson 
Reception Class Teacher



Reception Learning Themes 2016-2017

Autumn 1 Marvellous Me!           Autumn Harvest
Autumn 2 Out of this World         Festivals
Spring 1 Once Upon a Time          
Spring 2 Around the World       (Whole School The Arts)
Summer 1 How Does Your Garden Grow?
Summer 2 Commotion in the Ocean



African Djembe drums kye kye kule

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Forest Music

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Pupils sing twinkle twinkle to our forest instruments


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Stories4schools- learning about our local heritage and history and comparing it to our partner schools in India and Malawi

Sign Language

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  • Rugby, United Kingdom, CV23 9NF
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