Welcome to Reception

Our current topic is: Are celebrations all the same?


This Autumn term 2 our learning is centred around the question, Are Celebrations all the same?  

First we will be looking at the different celebrations at this time of year, such as Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Diwali, Hanukah and Christmas, The Nativity Story.  We will be taking part in the KS1 Nativity Play too.

Our focus books this term will be The Runaway Chapatti, Little Owl and the Star and the story of Rama and Sita.


This week (week ending 7th December 2018) 

Maths: In maths we will be looking at adding and subtracing one or two numbers.

English: We will be learning about the story of the Little Owl and the Star and retelling it orally. The children will be drawing characters from the story and a story map.

Phonics: We will be learning and recapping some phonemes from Phase 2.

Key words: I, it, is, in, at, as, no, go, his, him, of, dad, mum, up

New key words:   he,she,we,me,be

Understanding the world: We will be looking at why Christians celebrate Christmas and the Nativity Story.

Personal, Social and Emotional: The children will be learning about how to keep safe in the dark and we will look at Road Safety.

Expressive Arts and Design: We will be doing textured painting.

Physical Development: This term we will be doing Fundamental movements and Gymnastics.


Reading: Please read with your child daily. Reading books will be changed weekly.

Key words: Phonemes and Key words are essential in supporting your child to read, please practice them little and often.

Next Term our learning will be centred around the question, Where does the day go at night?