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This page will provide updates on our upcoming learning for the following week.  The key skills and experiences which relate to Reception will be written in green and the key skills and experiences which relate to Pre-school will be written in red.  There will also be updates on our classroom provision, which all children will access.  

Next Week

This week we will be continuing our learning about 'Fiction, Fantasy and Fairy Tales.     We will be using the story 'Supertato' to help us to think about Super heroes both in fiction texts and in real life.     

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We will be 

 - talking about super heroes in fiction texts and in real life.

 - designing and making our own Supertato 

 - exploring non-fiction texts about people who help us in our community 

- using our fine motor skills to squash 'The Evil Pea'  

- finding one more and one less 

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs 

 

Key Vocabulary This Week: - fiction,  non-fiction,  hero, conflict.  

 

Home Challenge:  Could you make a 'Supertato' style super hero using a different vegetable? 

Previous Learning

This week we will be starting our learning about 'Fiction, Fantasy and Fairy Tales.     We will be using the story 'Zog' to help us to begin thinking about dragons, castles and faraway lands.   

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We will be 

 - talking about how we can help people linked to the story 'Zog'.

 - finding out about real life super - heroes and people who help us in our community 

 - exploring non-fiction texts about castles and looking at images of local castles

- using construction materials to make castles  

- exploring patterns with numbers 

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs 

 

Key Vocabulary This Week: - Fiction,  non-fiction,  castle,  fantasy.  

 

Home Challenge:  Get stuck back in with your sound cards and reading books.  

Previous Learning

This week we will be thinking about 'Easter'.    We will be using the Easter story and the story 'We're going on an egg hunt' to help us to think about Easter traditions.  

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We will be 

 - talking about how we celebrate Easter in our families  

 - talking about the symbols and objects we may see around Easter time

 - being egg explorers on an egg hunt     

 - using our phonics to write a letter to the Easter Bunny 

 - using our creative skills to make Easter crafts

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs 

 

Key Vocabulary This Week: - Easter, celebrate, cross, past.

 

Home Challenge:  Have a wonderful Easter and have lots of fun with your family and friends. 

Previous Learning

This week we will be thinking about 'Planting and Growing'.    We will be using the story 'Jasper's Beanstalk' to help us to think about the parts of a plant and what they need to help them to grow.  

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We will be 

 - observing a range of plants and naming their parts 

 - talking about how to keep our plants alive and healthy 

 - talking about how to keep ourselves healthy     

 - using our senses to explore plants 

 - using our creative skills to make something special to take home

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs

 - Continuing and creating repeating patters 

- writing signs and labels for our plants 

 

Key Vocabulary This Week: - Change, Observe, Similar, Different, Grow, Stem, Petal, Leaf, Root, Seed.

 

Home Challenge:  Be a plant explorer in your garden.  How many different types can you see?  How could you record what you have found? 

Previous Learning

This week we will be thinking about 'Observing Change'.    We will be using the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' to help us to think about the life cycles of animals and how animals grow and change.  

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We will be 

 - Discussing the life cycle of the butterfly. 

 - Using repeating patterns to create a caterpillar 

 - Dancing outdoors and moving our bodies like mini beasts.    

 - Thinking about the similarities and differences between living here and living in Africa. 

 - Using our fine motor skills to make bugs out of play doh

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs

 - Singing counting and number songs

- Finding out about number bonds, using a tens frame to support

 

Key Vocabulary This Week: - Change, Observe, Similar, Different, Grow 

 

Home Challenge:  Can you find any bugs in your garden?  Draw or make a list of what you find

Previous Learning

This week we will be thinking about 'Africa'.    We will be using the story 'Handa's Surprise' to help us to think about the animals we may see in Africa and to discuss the climate and the environment in Africa. 

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We will be 

 - Discussing the animals we might find in Africa. 

 - Using a wide range of small tools and materials to create African inspired artwork 

 - Dancing outdoors and moving like jungle animals.    

 - Thinking about the similarities and differences between living here and living in Africa. 

 - Looking at prints and patterns in Africa. 

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs

 - Singing counting and number songs

- Finding out about numbers to 10.  Ordering numbers, One more/one less, finding ways to make numbers up to 10

 

Key Vocabulary This Week: - Change, Observe, Similar, Different 

 

Home Challenge:  This week we are working on addition to 10.  Can you work on adding up to ten at home? 

Previous Learning

This week we will be thinking about the things we see 'Under the Sea'.    We will be using the stories 'Hooray for Fish' and 'Commotion in the Ocean' to help us to think about things that we might find under the sea.    

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We will be 

 - Discussing the things we might see under the sea and making a class list.

 - Using a wide range of small tools and materials to create under the sea crafts 

 - Investigating water and ice

 - Dancing outdoors and moving like the creatures of the sea.   

 - Thinking about how to keep the sea clean and what we can do to help

 - Talking about the impact of pollution on the sea

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs

 - Singing counting and number songs

- Finding out about numbers to 10.  Ordering numbers, One more/one less, finding ways to make numbers up to 10

 

Home Challenge:  This week we are working on number formation of numbers up to 10.  Can you think of some creative ways to write your numbers?  

Previous Learning

This week we will be thinking about the things we see 'Up in the Air'.    We will be using the stories 'Someone Bigger' and 'Amazing Aeroplanes' to help us to think about things that fly.   

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We will be 

 - Discussing the things we might see up in the air and making a class list.

 - Designing and making our own kits and taking them for a fly on the field 

 - Making hot air balloons and writing our new year wish on the back.

 - Dancing outdoors and moving to the rhythm of the breeze. 

 - Outside we will be watching the clouds and using our vocabulary to describe them. 

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs

 - Singing counting and number songs

- Finding all of the different ways to make the number 5.   

 

Home Learning:  Practice finding pairs of number that make 5 e.g. 1 +4, 2 +3, 5 +0

 

Take out your sound cards and practice saying the sounds

Previous Learning 

This week we will be starting our Christmas theme.    

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We will be 

 - Creating Christmas crafts and decorations

 - Talking about the changes we can see in Winter.  What does it look like?  What does it feel like?

 - Talking about our family traditions around Christmas time

 - Our role play areas will be a Christmas post office and a Christmas Cafe

 - Wrapping present and writing cards and labels to go on them  

 - Sharing lots of stories and Christmas songs

   

 

Home Learning:  Go for a walk and look at the Christmas light and decorations

Previous Learning

This week we will be thinking the changes we see in our environment in Winter.   We will be using the story 'Stick Man' as our focus text.   This story also leads us nicely into our Christmas topic.   

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We will be 

 - Going on a walk around the school environment to collect natural resources.  We will then create our own stick man using the things we find.

 - Talking about the changes we can see in Winter.  What does it look like?  What does it feel like?

 - Talking about the things we are looking forward to as we approach Christmas

 - Making stick men with food

 - Developing our fine motor skills by wrapping wool and string around stick men. 

 - Outside we will be thinking about the vocabulary we use to describe the weather and the changing seasons   

 - Sharing lots of stories and Christmas songs

 - Singing counting and number songs

- Using language related to time.   First, next and then.    

 

Home Learning:  This week go on a frosty, wintery walk.  Talk about the things you can see and feel.  

Previous Learning

This week we will be thinking about our bedtime routines.   We will be using the story 'Can't you sleep little bear?' as our focus text.     

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We will be 

 - Sharing our bedtimes routines and what we like to do before we go to bed

 - Sharing bed time stories 

 - Talking about our favourite teddies and why they are special to us 

 - Making dens to snuggle up in and read to our teddies

 - Develop our cutting and snipping skills by making paper lanterns

 - Outside we will be thinking about the vocabulary we use to describe the weather and the changing seasons

 - We will have a teddy bears picnic.   

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs

 - Singing counting and number songs

- Looking at shapes in the environment.   

 

Home Learning:  This week have a real focus on brushing your teeth well!

Previous Learning

This week we will be thinking about nocturnal animals and light and dark.    We will be using the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' as our focus text.     

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We will be 

 - Discussing the word 'nocturnal'.  What does it mean?  Which animals are nocturnal?

 - Creating a mixed media piece of art work based on the Bear Hunt story 

 - Talking about the differences between light and dark 

 - Creating sounds with instruments to enhance the story 

 - Outside we will be thinking about the vocabulary we use to describe the weather and the changing seasons

 - We will go on a senses walk around the school environment.  What can we see?  What can we hear?  What can we touch?  What can we smell?  

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs

 - Singing counting and number songs

- Looking at shapes in the environment.   

 

Home Learning:  Now that the weather is getting chilly.  Please can you practise putting on and zipping up your coats, and putting on your own gloves.

 

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Previous Learning

This week we will be thinking about woodland animals and hibernation.    We will be using the story 'Owl Babies' as our focus text.     

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We will be 

 - Discussing the word 'Hibernation'.  What does it mean?  How do animals hibernate?

 - Using a range of natural materials to make woodland scenes and woodland animals 

 - Talking about a time when we have had to be brave, just like Bill in our story  

 - Looking at nocturnal animals and why they are nocturnal.

 - Outside we will be thinking about the vocabulary we use to describe the weather and the changing seasons

 - We will go on a walk around the school grounds to see how the environment is changing as the weather is turning cold. 

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs

 - Singing counting and number songs

- Looking at shapes in the environment.

 

This week we will also be taking time to think about Remembrance.  We will talk about people and animals who are brave and think about how we wear our poppies to say thank you.   

 

Home Learning:  Now that the weather is getting chilly.  Please can you practise putting on and zipping up your coats, and putting on your own gloves.    

Previous Learning (1st November)....

This week we will be thinking about celebrations.  We will be closely looking at the celebrations of Diwali and Bonfire Night.     

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We will be 

 - Talking about Bonfire Night and how we celebrate this in our families

 - Using a range of art materials and colours to create firework pictures.

 - Talking about our senses at a bonfire.  What can we see, hear and smell?  

 - Discussing how to keep ourselves safe at a bonfire

 - Making Diwa lamps out of salt dough

 - Painting and decorating our Diwa lamps

 - Outside we will be thinking about the vocabulary we use to describe the weather and the changing seasons

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs

 - Singing counting and number songs

 

Home Learning:  Watch some fireworks outside or on the television.  Which words can you think of to describe the fireworks?  

Previous Learning (wc 11th October).........

This week we will be reading the story 'Farmer Duck'. We will be thinking about Harvest time and what this means.   

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We will be 

 - Talking about Harvest time and what happens during this time

 - Using seasonal vegetables and leaves to make collages and prints

 - Spotting the signs of Autumn using our senses

 - Talking about the jobs that need to be done on a farm and enjoying playing in our farm small world play

 - Making crafts from Autumn treasures collected on our Autumn walk

 - Outside we will be working on taking turns, sharing and using kind words with our friends

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs

 - Singing counting and number songs

 

Home Learning:  Go on an Autumn walk.  What Autumn treasures can you find?  You could bring your treasures into school or share a picture on Tapestry. 

Watch our Harvest songs on - Morton Videos  

Previous Learning (wc 4th October).........

This week we will be reading the story 'The Colour Monster'.  This story helps us to think about our feelings.  We will be focusing on what makes us feel happy and what makes us feel sad.  

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We will be 

 - Thinking about what makes us happy and what makes us sad

 - Talking about what feeling happy can look like and what feeling sad can look like. 

 - Discussing the things that we can do when we feel happy and when we feel sad

 - Working as a team to create a large scale colour monster

 - Making happy and sad face masks using our imagination and creative skills

 - Outside we will be working on taking turns, sharing and using kind words with our friends

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs

 - Singing counting and number songs

 

Home Learning:  Talk about your feelings.  What makes the people at home happy?  What makes them sad?  Could you create a collage or do a drawing to show the things you have spoken about?   

Previous Learning...... (wc 27th September 2021)

This week we will be reading the story 'My Many Coloured Days'.  This story helps us to think about the colours we see all around us.  We will also use this story as an introduction into talking about our feelings. 

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We will be 

 - Thinking about our favourite colours and why we like them 

 - Looking for colours in nature  

 - Sorting the colours we find 

 - Mixing colours and talking about how we can make different colours

 - Outside we will be working on taking turns and sharing 

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs

 - Singing counting and number songs

 

Home Learning:  Go on a colour hunt around your home.  Can you find items around the house and in your garden that match each of the colours of the rainbow?  

Previous Learning (wc 20th September).....

This week we will be reading the story 'My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh'.  This story helps us to think about all of our families and all of the different and special families there are in the world.  .  

We will be 

 - Telling our friends all about our families 

 - Playing in the home corner role - play 

 - Having a go at writing our name (we will do this many times over the year to look at progression)

 - Outside we will be working on our ball skills e.g. kicking, rolling and throwing and using hoops to create their own games 

 - Creating pictures with spots and stripes

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs

 - Singing counting and number songs 

 

Home learning:  Talk about your families and who belongs to your family.  

Previous Learning (wc 13th September)....

This week we will be reading the story 'Super Duper You'.  This story helps us to think about all of the things that make us special and 'super'.  

We will be 

 - Looking at our faces in the mirror and painting self portraits 

 - Making pictures with our hand prints

 - Having a go at writing our name (we will do this many times over the year to look at progression)

 - Outside we will be working on our ball skills e.g. kicking, rolling and throwing

 - Sharing lots of stories and songs

 - Singing counting and number songs 

 

Home learning:  You could have a chat about what makes you special at home in preparation for next week. 

Welcome to your first week in Reception

wc 6th September

Hello, and welcome to Reception.  This term our overarching theme is 'All about me'.  This week we will be speding lots of time;

 - Getting to know each other

 - Exploring the classroom

 - Exploring the outdoor area

 - Thinking about our class routines 

 - Having lots of FUN!!! 

(don't forget to look at our class gallery to see what we have been getting up to)

 

Previous Learning .....(wc 14th July to 21st July)

Planning for 14th July to 21st July

Previous Learning.... (wc 12th June)

As this will be our last full week together we are going to have a week of fun times and celebrations.  We will think about our time together and talk about what we have achieved this year.  We will talk about what we are looking forward to as we continue our adventure through school.  

 

We have absolutely loved getting to know you all and learning with you this year.  You have made us all so proud and given us so many reasons to smile in another very strange year.

 

Keep being amazing, keep being you!

 

Reception:  Children will move up to meet their new teachers on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th 

Preschool - Will spend a session in Reception with the new children joining our school on Monday 19th 

Previous Learning  (wc 28th June and 5th July)

This week our learning will be based on 'Space'.  We will be reading the story 'Marvellous Moon Map' where a little bear and his friend, the mouse, try to find their way to the moon.    

 

  • We will be finding out facts about the planets
  • We will be learning a song all about the planets and the solar system
  • We will be using a range of art materials and resources to create the planets
  • We will be listening to some classical music called 'The Planets'
  • we will be spending lots of time outdoors 

 

 

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