This term, Reception will begin a very exciting new term, settling into their classrooms and routines. The pupils will have many opportunities to explore their new learning environments, indoor as well as outdoor. Pupils will also have many opportunities to have fun in our indoor role play areas, pretending to be doctors and nurses inside our hospital and baby clinic but using these experiences to enhance their learning. For our outdoor role play areas, pupils will have access to a mud kitchen and bug garden, as well as a pretend car mechanics.
This term our focus text will be ‘Here’s a little poem’, which is a collection of fictional poems which pupils will explore through the topic ‘All about me’. Pupils will read poems about families, growing up and birthdays. In Literacy, Pupils will also learn to write their own name from memory and begin to recognise and write initial sounds in words. Through our Phonics scheme, ‘Read Write Inc.’ pupils will learn the sounds associated with most letters of the alphabet and will begin to use these sounds in their writing.
Through our topic, pupils will also look closely at the similarities and differences between themselves and others. Pupils will discuss their families, and draw self-portraits and family pictures. Through drawing, they will experiment with appropriate colours for their skin, eye and hair colour and use their writing skills to label the members of their family.
Pupils will later explore the differences and similarities between fiction and nonfiction books, focusing on the human body, describing the different body parts using labels, and the purpose of each body part.
In Maths, pupils will learn to recognise and order numbers from 0-20, and will work on developing strategies to support counting. Pupils will also learn about 2D shapes, and the use of mathematical language such as sides and corners to describe them.
We look forward to seeing all of the wonderful success our pupils achieve this year. Keep an eye on the school website for further updates and ‘Wow Work’!
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