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Welcome to Reception Class

        Spring Term 2018

During the first half of term, learning will be enhanced by the learning theme ‘Once Upon a Time’ where we will be using traditional tales and fairy tales to inspire our learning activities. We will also be creating stories as part of our stories4schools project too. We will be continuing to develop our reading skills and we will also be working on writing words and sentences more independently. Developing our writing using a cursive script will also be a focus.


We will be incorporating maths into our everyday learning through continuous play provision and teaching. We are continuing to work on 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 doing gymnastics and dance and working on using the space around us, balancing using different body parts. We will also continue to do our daily Dough Disco 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. Cooking will be inspired by our learning theme of traditional tales so Gingerbread and porridge will be on the menu.

We will be using bible stories about Jesus to develop our understanding about Christianity and later on in the term we will begin our Easter learning. The worship value of love will be a focus too. The children have planned to develop our writing area into a knight and fairy tale castle and have already come up with some super creative activity ideas. In music we will be looking at pitch and tone and lots of our music activities will be enhanced by our traditional tales theme.


After half term our learning will be inspired by the learning theme' All Around the World'. We will be looking at stories from around the world, learning about the lives of children all over the globe, including learning about our partner schools in Uganda, India and Malawi. We will be thinking of these children as we create our work for stories4schools. We will be encouraging the children to share items and experiences about different countries and cultures.


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 2017-2018

Autumn 1

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



New Reception Tigger's Tea Party

African Djembe drums kye kye kule

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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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