Welcome to Reception

Our current topic is: Are celebrations all the same?


This Term our learning is centred around the question, What makes Spring marvellous?

First we will be looking at signs of Spring and what the children have noticed.  We will learn about Shrove Tuesday, Lent and why Christians celebrate Easter.

Our focus books this term will be The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.


This week (week ending 15th March 2019) 

Maths: In maths we will be adding and subtracting single digit numbers.

English: We will be learning our new version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar that the children have decided upon.

Phonics: We will be learning and recapping some phonemes from Phase 3.

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

New key words:   he,she,we,me,be, my, was

Understanding the world: We will be looking at why Christians celebrate Shrove Tuesday.  The children will learn about the different signs of Spring and the lifecycle of a Butterfly.

Personal, Social and Emotional: We will discuss how to be a good friend and how to share.  We will learn about Healthy Eating and why it is important to eat healthily.

Expressive Arts and Design: .The children will be printing, selecting colours and objects to make collages in the style of Eric Carle illustrations.

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


Reading: Please read with your child daily and write in their reading record. Reading books will be changed weekly.  

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

Next Term our learning will be centred around the question, Was the Wolf really bad?