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Spring Term 2020


During the Spring Term term lots of our activities and learning will be inspired by the learning theme 'Once Upon a Time.' We 'll be using Traditional Tales and Fairy Tales to inspire us. This term a key focus is developing as independent learners, we will be sharing our favourite stories and together have planned our themed Reading Area, Knights, Princesses and Jack and the Beanstalk will all be incorporated!


We continue to develop our dexterity and gross motor skills. PE sessions are being provided by Epic Academy on Multi skills  and we also continue with our Daily Dough Disco and have started to practice writing using a cursive font, have created our own word wands and are becoming Word Wizards! We are trying hard to blend letter sounds and read and write words and sentences in our daily phonics sessions. As well as writing independently during our play provision and in more guided sessions. We have started to use our FANTASTIC's lenses to help us develop our vocabulary and are incorporating this approach into our reading and writing sessions. 


In maths we are learning to recognise our numbers up to 20 and beyond and count and develop our problem solving skills through daily teaching sessions and through play provision. We are also using lots of practical activities to develop our knowledge on shape, space and measure. Our outside space and classroom are  designed to inspire curiosity and provide opportunities for our children to explore and develop their skills and knowledge across the curriculum. We will be using our Forest School Space and hope our Story Shed enables children to develop their communication and language skills as well as develop their imaginative powers. 


We will also be involved in 'stories4schools' after half term. We will collaborate to  create stories and illustrations for a book that that will be printed and sent to our partner schools. Our whole school are involved in this project, further information to follow this term.  After half term we will also be involved in a 'Zero Waste' project with a partner school in Spain. This will be a part of our 'Beautiful World' learning theme, with a focus on how we can make the world a better place using the book 'The Promise'.

As you see we have a very busy term ahead of us!



Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns or would like to offer your help or support in any way

Thank you 

Mrs Cathy Amos-Simpson 

Reception Class Teacher



Reception Learning Themes 2019-2020

Autumn 1

Autumn Harvest /Under African Skies

Autumn 2 Space/  Festivals
Spring 1 Once Upon a Time          
Spring 2 Beautiful 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

Sign Language

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  • Hill Crescent, Stretton-on-Dunsmore,
  • Rugby, United Kingdom, CV23 9NF
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