Hello and welcome to our class
Our learning is cross curricular and is linked to our termly topics.
Our topics for the Spring Term 2021 are...
'A Winter's Tale'
'Once Upon a Time'
For the first half of the spring term our topic will be 'A Winter's Tale' where we will begin by looking at the season of Winter. We will observe the different changes which happen in our local environment throughout this season and talk about the types of clothes we wear and the different weather we might experience. Our focus will then be on Arctic animals, in particular polar bears. We will look at the type of habitat and conditions which these bears live in. Some of the stories we will look at are... Jack Frost, The Last Polar Bear, Poles Apart. We will also look at a range of non-fiction texts and poetry to support our learning.
In addition we will be learning about the different festivals and celebrations which happen at this time of year (Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, Shrove Tuesday).
For the second half of the term our topic will be 'Once Upon a Time' where we will look at traditional stories and stories with a bear focus! We will look at different types of bears and their habitats and also have fun making porridge! Some of the stories we will look at are... Goldilocks and the Three Bears, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Paddington. We will also look at a range of non-fiction texts and poetry to support our learning.
We will observe the different changes which happen in our local environment throughout the Spring as well as learning about the different festivals and celebrations which happen at this time (Mothering Sunday).
Later in the term we will complete a range of activities for Children's Mental Health Week and Safer Internet Day where we will learn about keeping ourselves safe whilst online. We will also be starting Protective Behaviours in our PSHE sessions and learning about the importance of our Early Warning Signs.
As well as our class PE lesson, we will have a weekly PE session with our outside PE specialist.
"We like exploring and playing in our outside classroom."
Work at home: All children will be expected to read each night for at least 5-10 minutes (word cards and or reading book). Parents to write a brief note in the reading diary.
"We have our own designated Outdoor Learning space, where we like to have fun and extend our learning".
We have lots of fun in Reception!
We had a 'beary' busy and exciting time when we learnt about different types of bears, where they come from and what they like to eat. We looked closely at famous bears like Paddington Bear and in our role play we retold the traditional story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We had lots of fun making porridge, marmalade sandwiches, bear toast and bear biscuits! The best bit was when we got to eat everything!!