Reception SD & CG

Topic Overview Spring 1 Newsletter Term: Spring 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 practise 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 practise 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 Autumn 2 Newsletter Term: Autumn 2
Topic: The Gruffalo

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

During this half term our topic is CBeebies. In Literacy we will start by looking at the CBeebies character, "Mr Bloom." We will label items from the garden and write captions about growth. We will even plant our own cress heads and will write simple instructions on how we planted them using our phonic knowledge of the sounds we have been learning. We will have fun reading different CBeebies stories and will start to develop our comprehension skills.

In mathematics, we will be looking at counting and recognising numbers. We will start to combine two groups of items to learn simple addition methods. We will explore patterns and learn properties of 2d and 3d shapes.

In our topic activities we will start by looking at the garden. We will use a computer program to design a garden. We will get messy with paint and use vegetables to explore different types of media. Finally will sing along to our favourite CBeebies songs and have fun using the musical instruments.

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