This Summer 1st half term is all about Minibeasts that
Wriggle, buzz and crawl!
This half term our topic is based around the theme of things in nature that ‘Wriggle and crawl’. We will be focusing on investigating mini-beasts and their habitats.
As Our topic is non-fiction based and we will be reading different types of information and facts about these species.
I hope you enjoy exploring and discovering the mini-beasts world around you!
What is Inside?
This term we will be finding out what is inside our bodies and learning lots of new vocabulary associated with different body parts with a greater emphasis on the human skeleton. Words such as bones, skull, ribs and pelvis will be used and explored throughout the term.
Funnybones stories will taking children to a magic journey through the human body.
The theme "What is Inside" is an opportunity to explore and discover the interior of bodies, eggs, treasure boxes, our school, hospitals, the sea, supermarkets etc.
What a great way to explore the world!
What can you see?
Our Connector for this 1st half of Spring term is:
Once Upon a Time...
Great focus on the structure of a story where children will learn about the beginning, middle and end.
The Gingerbread Man
8th -19th of January
How did the Gingerbread Man come to life?
What was he made of? Can you tell the main ingredients used to make him?
What animals has he met on his journey?
How did the story end?
Would you do it differently?
The Gingerbread Man game Counting, matching and ordering
Jack and the Beanstalk
22nd to 26th of January
Beans? Why beans?
Who did Jack meet at the top of the beanstalk?
What animal did he sell?
What would you sell?
The 3 Little Pigs
29th January to 2nd of February
Read the story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtP83CWOMwc
Celebrating Chinese New year
5th to 9th of February
Potions, Lotions, Smells and Spells
We will be encouraging children to be creative and look at ways they will predict and create fantastic scented herbal potions as they explore the world of fairies as well as funny, kind and friendly witches.
A great time for maths as well! How many spiders and frog legs can you use on your magic potion to make Mog, the cat, dance and sing?
We are learning the sounds of letters u, b,f,e. Can children find these initial sounds in words such as umbrella, big, fish and egg? What other words have these sounds?
We are celebrating Diwali this week, making fireworks paintings and beautiful divas!
Please be safe if your are out celebrating where there are fireworks displays.
Our letter sounds are g, o,c and k
A warm welcome to our Reception children and parents from Ms Vieira and Mary.
You will find the focus of your child's learning in this page as we move through the school academic year. What a great and exciting year it will be!
Please make sure your child has his/her name on all items of clothing that they bring to school. Children have constant access to the outdoor area so please ensure that your child wears suitable shoes for climbing, running and jumping. Shoes with velcro are highly advised as they are better and safer.
What was it funny about mum and dad?
What was mum's and dad's favourite animal?
What did mum like to wear?
What did dad like to wear?
It would be great if children could look for patterns and shapes around their homes
In maths we will be doing lots of counting objects, reading and writing numbers in numerals.
Try starting to count forwards and backwards from different numbers from a range of 1 to 5 (or a bigger range for the eager ones )
What happens when we add 1 more to a number? Does it get smaller or bigger?
Can your child be challenged to order numbers ?