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In Reception, this term, our teachers are Miss Dance and Mrs Hodgson and our teaching assistants are Mrs Diegnan, Mrs Trott and Mrs Weller.


Our topic for the first half term is ‘Water’.

We shall be looking at how important water is to help us live and grow food and plants. We shall have fun planting a range of seeds and hopefully (!) watching them grow. Also linked to our understanding of the World, we shall be investigating floating and sinking and thinking about predicting what might happen and why. We shall be finding out about animals that live in water.

We shall be getting creative investigating colour mixing and rainbows. This will be linked to looking at the weather and the passing of time (days of the week, months of the year).

We shall be looking at 2D and 3D shapes, graphs to collect information, ordering numbers to 20, counting in 2s and beginning to share objects (division).

In phonics, we will be continuing to learn and apply our phase 3 phonemes

j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, ch, th, sh, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, ure, er

We will be looking to read and write words containing these phonemes.

We shall be focussing on our fine motor skills to help us hold our pencil and form all the letters in our name correctly.


Our topic for the second half term is ‘Meet the minibeasts’.

We shall be searching and identifying minibeasts in a range of habitats. Maybe some of the minibeasts will like the plants we will have grown?! We will be looking at the ways different minibeasts move and using this in our movements. We will be counting wings, legs, spots!! We will also be weighing and measuring lengths as well as looking more closely at addition and subtraction using numbers to 10. We will be challenging ourselves ‘How many different ways can you…..?’

We shall be using non-fiction books, stories and the internet to help us find out more about minibeasts.

We will be thinking about how to take care of the minibeasts and being kind to them and some may need a little bit of our value of courage to look closely at them!