Reception

Topic Overview Summer 2 Newsletter Term: Summer 2
Topic: Life in other countries

This term our topic is life in other countries. We will be looking at some of the Julia Donaldson stories, where we will fly and sail off to different countries. We will be writing a recount all about our trip to Manchester Airport and we will be comparing life in other countries and how it is different to that of our own country.

In Literacy we will be using adjectives to make our writing exciting. We will describe settings, look at character descriptions and even write our own adventure story.

In mathematics, we will be looking at problem solving involving addition and subtraction. We will revisit to secure our knowledge of shape and capacity in preparation for year 1.

During our topic lessons we will look at transport and how this has changed over the years. We will draw and paint different vehicles and use different construction materials to build tracks and roads. We will look at similarities and differences in other countries and look at our environment and what we can do to look after the world we live in.

Topic Overview Summer 1 Newsletter Term: Summer 1
Topic: Fantasy Land

This term, our topic is 'Fantasy Land'. We will be looking at Peter Pan and other Pirate stories. We will write character descriptions and even go on an adventure!!

In Literacy we will continue to practice writing sentences using our phonics skills, a capital letter, full stop and finger spaces. We will also try to use connectives in our writing to extend our sentences.

In mathematics, we will continue to practice adding and subtracting by counting on and back using a number line. We will recap money and time to apply our skills that we already know to help us to solve worded problems.

We will be making our own pirate maps, flags and telescopes and looking at pirate rules and diets. We will make our own boat and carry out an experiment to see if our boats float or sink!

Topic Overview Spring 2 Newsletter Term: Spring 2
Topic: All Creatures Great and Small

During this half term, we will be looking at 'All Creatures Great and Small'. We will investigate the life cycles of different animals. Our role play area has been transformed in to a barn! We will also start to look at non-fiction texts.

In mathematics, we will continue to explore 2d and 3d shapes and their properties. We will also consolidate our understanding of addition and subtraction, and we will begin to solve worded problems.

Topic Overview Spring 1 Newsletter Term: Spring 1
Topic: Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?

During this half term, we will be exploring Traditional Tales. We will start by focusing on the story of 'Little Red Riding Hood' in our literacy lessons. We will look at the different characters within the story and will have the perfect opportunity to explore the setting as our role play area has transformed into Grandma's cottage.

In our Maths lessons, we will be continuing with money adding and subtracting with coins. We will be measuring weight and capacity using different equipment, and will start to tell the time to the hour.

Topic Overview Autumn 2 Newsletter Term: Autumn 2
Topic: Winter Tales

During this half term, our topic will be winter tales and we will start by focusing on the story of 'The Gruffalo' By Julia Donaldson.

In literacy we will use the Gruffalo to write labels and use adjectives to describe this friendly character. We have transformed our role play area into the Gruffalo's cave giving us the perfect opportunity to act out this fantastic story.

In mathematics, we will continue to become confident with numbers up to 20. We will look at different methods that we can use when adding and subtracting. We will look at ordering familiar events and measure time in simple ways.

Topic Overview Autumn 1 Newsletter Term: Autumn 1
Topic: Cbeebies Land

Our role play is Greedale Village Store. In our role play we have lots of activities linked with our topic, where the children use their imagination and play alongside their peers. We even have our very own shop!

In Literacy we will be reading many CBeebies stories and writing about our favourite characters using our phonics skills, finger spaces ,capital letters, and full stops. We will be writing a trip recount using simple time connectives.
In Maths we will be counting objects, recognising numerals and learning to add 2 single digit numbers. We will be looking at positional language, ordering items by height and length and going on a shape hunt!!

During our topic lessons we will learn about the role of a postman, create art using ICT and have lots of fun with Mr Bloom planting our own seeds!!

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