During the first half of term, learning will be enhanced by the learning theme ‘How Does Your Garden Grow?'. This will involve us learning lots of new things about mini-beasts and garden plants and flowers. We will be using the author Eric Carle as a particular focus using lots of his stories in creative and literacy activities. We will be having our very own class caterpillars to look after and learn about too.
We will be planning our stories4schools book launch event and we are very excited about showing off our own published book of stories and illustrations. 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 using bats and balls in games and later in the summer term athletics will be our focus. 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. We hope to get our seeds planted and our vegetable garden sorted this term too.
Joshua and Anna our persona dolls will be using bible stories about Jesus to help us develop our understanding about Christianity.
After half term our learning will be inspired by the learning theme' Commotion in the Ocean'. Using stories and non-fiction text linked to the sea including learning about sea creatures and underwater worlds, creating and enjoying stories about mermaids and pirates, as well creating our own sea soundscapes and using the story of Treasure Island in our music sessions.
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 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|