Welcome to Topaz class. This term our theme is 'ourselves'. We will be learning all about our new friends, talking about our families and things that are special to us as well as how to keep ourselves healthy and strong. Please take the time to read our curriculum letter which outlines the terms learning in more detail.
Welcome to summer term of Reception, we are really looking forward to learning around our main theme of 'Journeys'. The children will be focussing on journeys of all different types - in a plane or rocket, on foot, by train, boat or car - and to lots of different places. As well as this, we will be enjoying the outside environment as the weather is getting warmer, by digging and planting, bug hunting and bird watching, and looking at and explaining all the differences in the environment as the seasons change; including life cycles by hatching our own tadpoles and butterflies.
In maths we will be learning about doubling, halving and sharing in practical contexts as well as securing our existing mathematical knowledge of counting, addition, subtraction, shape and using mathematical language. We will continue learning new sounds, and practising our segmenting and blending, as well as becoming more confident with our word walls. We will develop our writing through increasing confidence and independence, allowing us to write some super sentences. We will also continue our shared writing through exploring different books, creating story maps, writing about them, acting them out and creating our own versions.
Spring Term 2017
Welcome to the Spring Term. the children are growing in independence, skill set and knowledge. To reflect this our topic of 'Homes' aims to develop the children's knowledge and understanding of the world around them. The children will take a tour of their local environment to learn about the different types of houses and will be visited by an Estate Agent. They will investigate materials and learn how to sort and describe them; they will observe similarities and differences as well as changes over time. The children will continue to develop their skills with the much loved variety of construction kits by planning and building more amazing structures!
Autumn Term 2016
We welcome a new academic year with a fabulous new class of children. This term we learn all about 'Ourselves'. We will learn about our bodies and investigate our senses. We will talk about our favourite things and our families, celebrating the ways we are different. We will continue to develop our phonics and early maths skills, focusing on ordering numbers and addition. We will be sharing superhero books and talking about our special powers and talents!
Welcome to the summer term! This term we are learning about journeys. We will plan and take more walks around the local area; preparing picnics and learning more about road safety. Our shared writing will focus on adventure texts which will develop our skill of story mapping. We will follow tadpoles and caterpillars on their journey to becoming frogs and butterflies. We will share stories of our holidays and favourite places to visit as well as reviewing what Biskit has been up to over the past year. A very busy time ahead as we prepare for the next step to our journey at Winhills.
We are very excited to start our Spring Term 2016. This term we are learning under the theme of 'Homes'. We will be walking in our local area to identify features of our own environment and compare those to homes in other countries. We will continue to expand our knowledge by looking at the homes of different animals. We will develop our reading skills, blending those sounds we have learnt and increasing our sight vocabulary. We will role play in an estate agents and quiz real estate agents that come into visit! So much to look forward to!