It is wonderful to see the children’s bright smiles back in school and they all look as though they have grown over the Easter break 😊.
For the first half of the Summer term our topic will be ‘Food and Farming’ where we will be sharing the stories of ‘Farmer Duck’, ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and ‘Handa’s Surprise.’
During the second half of the Summer term our topic will be ‘Adventures and Journeys’ where we will be sharing the stories of ‘Astro Girl’, ‘Where is the Dragon?’ and ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped a Pirate.’
In phonics we will be consolidating our knowledge of Phase 2 and Phase 3 single letters, digraphs and tricky words. Over the next four weeks we will be teaching Phase 4 which concentrates on the reading and spelling of words containing adjacent consonants and polysyllabic words. We will continue to develop our blending and segmenting skills with a focus on re-reading for fluency and understanding. This will enable us in becoming more confident readers.
Within Maths, we will continue to develop a deeper understanding of number and focus on teen numbers. This will include ordering, partitioning and representing ‘teen’ numbers as well as addition and subtraction. We will also explore and represent patterns within numbers up to 10, including evens and odds, double facts and will learn how we can share quantities equally.
As part of Understanding the World, we will explore the changes we see outside as our seasons change from Spring to Summer. We will learn about St. George’s day, Eid-al-Fitr and Father’s day. We will also be involved in activities and traditions for our school Summer Fair preparations. These are in addition to our planned focus activities linked to our topics.
In Expressive Art and Design we will be developing our artistic skills through creating simple representations of farm animals, fruit and vegetables. We will be painting and drawing using different media including crayons, charcoal, chalks and pastels. We will be manipulating materials to make boats and will be using recycled boxes and bottles for construction. We will be continuing to develop our music and singing skills by listening and responding to a variety of music from around the world.
Spring Term Planning 2022
It is lovely to see you all back after the Christmas holidays and we hope that you have had a wonderful time celebrating with your family 😊
For the first half of the Spring term our topic will be ‘Heroes and Helpers’ where we will begin our adventure with the story ‘My Mum is a SuperMum.’ We will then zoom onto learning about Firefighters and the Police.
During the second half of the Spring term our topic will be ‘Nature and Changes’ where we will share the books ‘Tad’, ‘Christopher Nibble’ and ‘The Bug Collector.’
In phonics we will be consolidating our knowledge of Phase 2 and Phase 3 single letters, digraphs and tricky words. We will continue to develop our blending and segmenting skills enabling us to become more fluent readers and writers. We will also begin to develop narrative skills through oral and written stories.
Within Maths, we will continue to develop a deeper understanding of number and link these to shapes. We have learnt up to the number 9; linked to the shape nonagon. As we move beyond 10, the children will work on ordering, partitioning and representing ‘teen’ numbers as well as addition and subtraction with single digit numbers.
As part of Understanding the World, we will explore Winter, Chinese New Year and Pancake Day and then following the half-term break we will explore the change of the season from Winter to Spring, Mother’s Day, Easter and Sport Relief. These are in addition to our planned focus activities linked to our topics.
In Expressive Art and Design we will be developing our artistic skills through creating different emergency vehicles, painting and drawing using different media with a focus on observation drawings and learning about transient art. We will also be honing our performance skills including singing, dancing and acting out different roles.
Autumn Term Planning 2021-2022
Summer Term Planning 2020-2021
Spring Term 2 Planning 2020-2021
Our theme this half-term is ‘Imagination’. The stories we will be exploring are ‘The Dot, Where The Wild Things Are and The Dinosaur Who Pooped a Planet’ and you will find more information about these stories on your knowledge organisers. During this theme we will really be exploring the wonderful places our imaginations can take us and developing our skills as artists and story tellers.
In phonics this half-term we will continue to consolidate Phase 2 and Phase 3 of Letters and Sounds with as real focus on using our blending skills to read words independently to help us become more fluent readers.
In maths we will be working with numbers from 11-15 and really exploring how those numbers are made up to deepen our knowledge. We will focus on partitioning, using number sentences to add and subtract and teaching different skills to solve number problems.
Spring Term 1 Planning 2020-2021
Our theme this half-term is animals. The stories we will be learning and basing our activities and learning around are ‘Farmer Duck, Tiddler and Dear Zoo’ and you will find more information about these stories on your knowledge organisers. In PSHE we will be thinking about our goals and dreams with links to friendship and how to voice our opinions.
In phonics this half-term we will begin to consolidate Phase 2 and Phase 3 of Letters and Sounds as we have now learnt all of the phonemes within the phases.
In maths we will be consolidating our knowledge of working with number upto 10 where we will have a focus on partitioning, adding and subtracting. We will continue to develop our knowledge of pattern and shape.
Autumn Term 2 Planning 2020-2021
Autumn Term 1 Planning 2020-2021
Autumn Term 1
Spring Term Planning 2019/2020
Welcome to Reception
During the first spring half term our topic is ‘Traditional Tales’. We will be focusing on the books ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’, ’The three little pigs’ and ‘There is no dragon in this story’, and will be basing many of our activities around these. We will be focusing on our story telling and will be using role play, talk for writing and drama to help us with this. We will also be having a go at writing our own stories and looking at how we can make our writing even more exciting! As part of understanding the world, we will be carrying out lots of exciting experiments including what makes ice melt fastest to free the bears and the best materials to use to build a house for the 3 pigs!