Reception

Summer 2022

Our topic this term is ‘Land Before Time’, which will be taught through the areas of learning: Religious Education, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

In RE, we will be learning about Easter, Pentecost, People who help us and Prayer.

Here are just some of the many activities that the children will be involved in during the next term:

  • Daily phonics lessons to support reading and writing
  • Extending our writing using our phonics to write simple sentences, including punctuating with a capital letter and full stop.
  • Labelling dinosaurs using word banks
  • Reading and making non-fiction books about different dinosaurs
  • Learning number bonds to
  • Recognising and ordering numerals beyond 10
  • Learning doubles within numbers to 10, sharing and grouping
  • Learning even and odd numbers within numbers to 10
  • Comparing lengths and weights of different dinosaurs
  • Lots of crafts linked to dinosaurs
  • Explore different dinosaurs and their features.
  • Explore, compare and contrast dinosaur habitats to our environment now.
  • Know that some dinosaurs were herbivores and some carnivores.
  • Learning new songs/ rhymes/ dances
  • Making dinosaur fossils

We will also be reading lots of stories by our class author Roger Hargreaves, as well as lots of stories, poems and non-fiction books about dinosaurs, such as Dinosaur Galore, Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs, how to grow a dinosaur, dinosaurs love underpants, plus many more!

Reception Newsletter - Summer 2022

Spring 2022

Our topic during the spring term is ‘Step into a Story’, which will enable our children to learn a variety of Traditional Tales.  This will be taught through the new Early Years Foundation Stage framework, incorporating the following areas of learning: Religious Education, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

As part of our topic, we will look at a range of different traditional and fairy tales including Little Red Riding Hood, The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and many more!

Here are some of the activities that the children will be involved in during the next term:

  • Learning and sequencing traditional tales
  • Discuss what the character’s actions tell us about making the right choices
  • Discuss different seasons and explore the seasonal changes that we see (Winter and Spring)
  • Exploring different life cycles including chicks and frogs
  • Growing and learning about how to care for plants. (Jack and the beanstalk)
  • Baking and following recipes (The Gingerbread Man)
  • Exploring the composition of numbers
  • Comparing mass and capacity
  • Learning number bonds to 10 and exploring the properties of 3D shapes

In RE, our units of work will focus upon People who care for us, Weddings, Lent and Holy Week in preparation for the season of Easter.

We will also be reading a range of stories by our class author Roger Hargreaves.

Reception Newsletter - Spring 2022

Autumn 2021

Our topic is 'My World and Beyond’ which will be taught through the Early Years Foundation Stage areas of learning: Religious Education; Communication and Language; Physical Development; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

In RE, we will be learning about Creation, Weddings, Advent and Christmas.

As part of our topic, we will discuss our families; explore our local area and other countries. We will also fly off into space to discover and visit the moon and the planets within our solar system.

Here are some of the activities that the children will be doing in the next term:

  • Sharing our family photos with our friends
  • Learning about people who help us and their role in society
  • Exploring our local area and where we live. We will be finding out what Stoke-on-Trent is famous for and drawing our own maps to show the features in our local area.
  • Explore seasonal changes in autumn
  • Special events and celebrations including; St Martin’s Day, Diwali, Bonfire night and Christmas
  • Exploring other countries and launching our way into space
  • Daily phonics sessions
  • Learning new songs and rhymes
  • Exploring pattern, 1 more and 1 less, shape and the composition of number

And much, much more!

In some cases the activities will be guided by the children’s interests.

Reception Autumn 2021 Class Newsletter