Welcome back to the Spring Term! We have had a very busy and exciting start to the term with Reverence week, which has involved a whole school project using the book 'Quest' by Aaron Becker. This has involved developing our learning capacities and using Building Learning Power to help us all be Super Hero Learners! The first half of term our learning and activities will be inspired by the learning theme 'Once Upon A Time' We will we using Fairy Tales and Traditional Tales to enhance our learning across the curriculum. The children have lots of exciting ideas planned, including lots of favourite stories they would like to focus on, as well as making a Fairy Tale Castle ,Enchanted Wood, cooking Ginger Bread Men and building bridges for the Three billy Goats Gruff!
Later in the term we will be creating our own stories and poems as part of our stories4schools project. The children's work will published and available to buy in the Summer Term. Our learning theme for the second half of term will be 'Around the World' when children will have the opportunity to learn about people, places and cultures from around the world.
We will be developing and consolidated our sounding and blending skills and recognising tricky exception words during daily phonics and weekly Guided Reading sessions. This term we are focusing on developing our cursive hand writing, using our word wands to create letter shapes, and check our pencil grip.
We will be using Ginger bread Man Maths and Numicon to support lots of our Maths learning this term. We will also continue to 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, Go Noodle or Funky Fingers to improve our dexterity, fine and gross motor skills.
We will continue to 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. Joshua and Anna our persona dolls will be helping us learn about the Easter Story and developing an 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
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|