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Autumn Term 2018 

We have been involved in our whole school project using the book 'Journey ' by Aaron Becker and learning lots about ourselves during our ' Wellbeing and Wonder' learning.  This term our learning and activities will be inspired by the learning theme 'Autumn Harvest' Percy the Park Keeper stories and Nick Butterworth will be our author of focus this term. Later this term we will be learning about space and planets in our learning theme 'Out of this World'. After half term our learning will be inspired by the learning theme  'Festivals' learning about Bonfire Night, Divali and Christmas.


We have been introduced to Fred the Frog who is helping us with our daily phonics. We  are working on developing our recognition of the shape and sound of letters to sound, blend and read and write words. We are also working on writing letters using a cursive font. We incorporate maths into our everyday learning through continuous play provision and teaching. We will be developing our problem solving skills, counting, recognising and writing our numbers correctly. As well as this we will be learning about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties and measuring and weighing too. In PE we will be travelling and moving in different ways, as well as learning to use the climbing apparatus. We will also do daily Dough Disco to improve our dexterity, fine and gross motor skills.


We will look at seasonal changes during Forest School activities and using our outside space to develop our knowledge of the world around us using our garden and Mud Kitchen. We hope to harvest some of our produce from  the vegetable garden and make our own bread. The children will be using their super noticing powers to look for Autumn treasure too. Joshua and Anna our persona dolls will be helping us learn about God, the Bible and develop understanding about Christianity.


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 2018-2019

Autumn 1

 Wellbeing and Wonder   Autumn Harvest

Autumn 2 Out of this World         Festivals
Spring 1 Once Upon a Time          
Spring 2 Around the World     
Summer 1 How Does Your Garden Grow?
Summer 2 Commotion in the Ocean



Forest Music

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Pupils sing twinkle twinkle to our forest instruments

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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