Hello and welcome to our class
Our learning is cross curricular and is linked to our termly topics.
Our topics for the Summer Term 2021 are...
'Gardens and Growing'
For the first half of the summer term our topic will be 'Gardens and Growing'. We will observe the different changes which happen in our local environment as we move into the season of summer, talking about the types of clothes we wear and the different weather we might experience.
Our focus will then be on gardens where we will explore the different ways in which they are used. We will also look at objects which might be found in gardens and their uses. We will talk about the different things which people might grow in their gardens, including plants and vegetables and we will grow our own beans and sunflowers and learn about optimum conditions for growth. We will also help to care for our school garden and will enjoy time at the Heart of England Forest.
Some of the stories we will look at are... Jack and the Beanstalk, and Jasper's Beanstalk.
For the second half of the term our topic will be 'Magical Minibeasts'. We will look at different types of minibeasts and their habitats and we will think about how we can care for these living creatures. Some of the stories we will look at are... The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Mad About Minibeasts and Superworm.
Throughout the term we will also look at different non-fiction texts and poetry linked to our topics to support our learning.
We will also be starting Protective Behaviours in our PSHE sessions and learning about the importance of our Early Warning Signs.
Towards the end of term we will enjoy taking part in sports day and we will prepare for our transition into Year 1.
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!!