Reception GB & ZM

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

In Reception our topic for this half term is 'Fantasy Land' where we will be looking at a range of fantasy stories including 'Peter Pan' and 'The Night Pirates' as well as other pirate and adventure 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 counting, finding one more or one less as well as adding and subtracting by counting on and back. We will recap weight and capacity and apply our skills 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 and Friends

In Reception we are very excited about our new topic 'The Gruffalo and Friends' as we will have the perfect opportunity to explore a fantastic story and the changes in the season! We will start by focusing on the story of 'The Gruffalo' By Julia Donaldson in our Literacy lessons, using the friendly character to help us to begin to write sentences containing adjectives to describe him. We have transformed our role play area into a Gruffalo's Cave and will be using it to help us to act out the story. In mathematics, we will continue to become confident with numbers up to 20. We will look at estimation, sharing and time. We will also create autumnal leaf colours and make clay hedgehogs and a shelter for a woodland animal. We are all looking forward to our educational visit this half term as we will be going to Tamworth Snowdome where we will explore the snow and have fun in the snow setting. We will also have the opportunity to watch the Santa Show and meet a range of animals including some reindeer.

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

This half term our topic is 'CBeebies Land'. We will be sharing lots of our favourite stories from the CBeebies range and talking about the characters, such as Mr Bloom, Postman Pat, Mike the Knight and all their friends. We will be talking about the characters appearances and what they do for their job. Every day, we will be practising our phonics, reading and writing focusing on simple sentences including capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

In Maths, we will be concentrating on our numbers to 20, practising our reading, writing and counting up to 20. We will also be looking at addition, subtraction and carrying out some practical calculations. During this term we will be enjoying a visit to Alton Towers to explore Cbeebies Land and their fabulous rides, we are all very excited!

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