Hello and welcome to our class
Our learning is cross curricular and is linked to our termly topics.
Our topic for the Spring Term 2020 is...
'Arden to Amazon'
Our main focus for the term will be 'Into the Forest'. During the first half of the term we will be exploring our local area, developing our mapping skills and understanding more about physical and human features. We will be using our trips to the Heart of England forest to continue to learn about forests within our local environment . For the second half of the term we will look at the Amazon Rainforest, where we will explore any similairities and differences with our local forest environment.
Some of the stories we will look at are... Little Red Riding Hood and The Gruffalo. 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 (New Year, Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Easter)
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!!