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Learning, dates and more
Iwona Mousli
Reception Teaching Assistant
Lottie Atkins
Early Years Practitioner
Lara Kowale
Reception Teaching Assistant & Owls Supervisor
Lauren Hogg
Year Leader & Reception Teacher - Early Reading & PSHE Subject Leader
Nazifa Khatun
Reception Teacher & Early Maths Subject Leader

Useful things to know and reminders from the team

PE is on a Thursday.

Music is on a Tuesday.

Books are changed on a Friday, however it is important that your child brings their reading book to school each day.

Children have access to Reading Eggs at home.

Garden Days are Wednesdays.

Explore what we're learning this term below...

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Explore what we're learning this term below...


Dreams and Goals:
Staying motivated when doing something challenging,Learning to keep trying even when it is difficult, setting ourselves goals,using kind words to support others, working with a partner or a group,beginning to consider how our learning now can support us in the future, beingproud of ourselves.

Healthy Me:Making healthy choices, understanding how moving and resting are good for ourbodies, discussing different food groups, understanding why sleep is importantfor our bodies, the importance of handwashing and good hygiene, considering howadults can support us to stay safe and healthy.

Spring Term Books

People Who Help Us (Spring 1)
Heroes Who Help Us, When I Grow Up I Want to Be…,
Dylan the Doctor, Farmer Duck,
Colour Monster Goes to School,
The Detective Dog, Charlie the Firefighter.

Wonderful Wildlife (Spring 2)
Super worm, 
The Hungry Caterpillar, Book of Butterflies, Dear Dinosaur,
The Dinosaur Department Store,
An Egg is Quiet,
Erol’s Garden.

 

Phonics:
Phase 3graphemes
Words with double letters, i.e. dd, mm, tt.
Longer words
Words ending in -ing
Compound words
Words with s /z/ in the middle
Words with –s /s/ /z/ at the end
Words with –es /z/ at the end

Tricky words:
Reviewing Previous tricky words: Is, I, the, put, pull, full, as, and, has,his, her, go, no, to, into, she, push, he, of, we, me, be.
New tricky words: was, you, they, my, by, all, are, sure, pure.

Writing
Caption writing and labeling.

Writing some tricky words

CVC,CVCC, CCVC words.

Guided writing based on developing short sentences in a meaningful context.

Creating story maps. Practising correct letter formation.

Continuous provision opportunities: Labelling family pictures, Initial sound sensory trays, CVC light box word building, Den signs, Weather chart creations, Christmas list writing, letter writing.

Continuing to explore our local community - weekly garden trips, fire station visits, visiting local businesses.
Planting and growing.

Talking about different roles in our community.
Exploring different occupations.
Discussing the importance of natural objects and considering how they change.
Observing, drawing and recreating Spring items.
Discussing how to respect and care for nature.

Chick hatching experience - from egg to chick! Observing changes, discussing lifecycles and caring for class animals.

Minibeast workshop: learning about new animals, big and small!


Children will continue to have a weekly music session with Miss Rose, where they will get the chance to play and explore a range of musical instruments.

We will explore:
Vehicle creations - repurposing materials to make large scale pieces!
Comparing and describing different textures

Printingusing different materials, i.e. bubble wrap, sponges, potato printing

Kandinsky inspired, oil pastel shapes.

Creating pictures using Ipads/computers.
Symmetry paintings
Clay work - fossil making.
Observational drawings

 

Artists: Kadinsky, Eric Carle, Orla Kiely, Pamala Holderman.

 

Number and Pattern: Counting, counting andordering, addition, comparing and ordering, patterns.

 

Shape, Space and Measure: Measuring lengths andheights, capacity, 2D shapes, 3D shapes.

Children will have P.E with Coach Lewis this term. They will be focusing on body management, cooperating to solve problems, manipulations and coordinations and speed, agility & travel.

Within their independent choosing time, children have free access to the outdoor area and we will continue to visit the garden on a weekly basis this term.

 

Within the provision and during adult led activities, children will:

Manipulate a range of tools and equipment in one hand, including scissors and paintbrushes.

Continue to work on pencil grip (using the tripod grip)

Continue to work on letter formation to write recognisable letters independently

Continue to grow our independence in dressing ourselves - working on zips and buttons!
Pattern making and shape creations.

Plus:

Digging and planting
Obstacle courses and racing

Firefighter duties - climbing and using a strong hose!

STEAM week creations
Fossil digging
Creating bird feeders