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Autumn Term 2019

During the autumn term lots of our activities and learning will be inspired by the learning theme 'Autumn Harvest.' We 'll be harvesting our own vegetables from our garden, baking our own bread and reading lots of stories and creating and making with this theme in mind. The first few weeks of term as well as getting settled into the routine of school life, getting to know each other and develop ourselves as independent learners, we will be sharing our favourite poems and creating our own inspired by our class poet focus James Carter.


We will be developing our dexterity and gross motor skills, doing PE sessions with a focus on Gymnastics and doing Daily Dough Disco. We are learning to recognise letters by shape sound and name, and are trying to blend letter sounds to make words in our daily phonics sessions. There will be a Reading Workshop for parents later this term to learn about how we teach children to read including how we teach phonics. 


In maths we are learning to recognise our numbers 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 'Under African Skies' a whole school project where we will immerse ourselves in the art, culture, and environment  of our partner schools in  Malawi and Uganda. 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

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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