Have a look at what we will be learning this year in 2016/17...
Welcome to Reception!
Summer 1 2017
In phonics this term we are applying our phase 3 sounds when reading and spelling. We will be learning new letter patterns in phase 4 andmore tricky words. We will be looking at the 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and 'Jasper's Beanstalk' and using our imaginations to innovate our own stories. Our friend 'Champ' will be setting us regular challenges linked to writing and reading and he will be looking out for us to follow all of the sentence rules.
We will be practising addition and subtraction within 20 and saying and writing number stories to show our understanding. Through our shopping topic we will look at coins and find ways to make small amounts using mixed coins. Following this we will be looking at time and weight and solving real life problems.
This term our topic is 'Shopping'. For our entry point we set up our own supermarket and garden centre, added our own prices and took on the roles of the shopkeeper and customer. We will be looking at our local town and the shops within it, and comparing this to Manchester.
Spring 2 2017
We are continuing to consolidate Phase 3 letters and sounds, especially vowel digraphs (oa,ee, oo, ai, oi)
Children will be applying their phonic knowledge by writing lists, non-chronological reports and simple stories. This term we will be looking at the stories of 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'The very hungry caterpillar', using talk for writing actions to support our story retelling.
During Spring 2 we will be focussing on measures - capacity, length and height as well as doubling and halving given amounts.
Children are gaining more independence in their work and they are beginning to apply their knowledge in different contexts, especially within our reasoning lessons.
This term we are still exploring the topic of Changes. We are focussing on growth and change - looking at the life cycle of a hen and the life cycle of a butterfly.
Check the events page to see photo of the Chicks, our new members of the class!
Spring 1 2017
We are continuing to practise Phase 2 and 3 letters and sounds. Children are applying their phonic knowledge by writing menus, recipes and shopping lists this term.
Also, this term children will be exploring the stories of ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and ‘The Three Little Pigs’. Children will sequence the stories, act them out, describe the characters as well as innovating the stories!
During Spring 1 we will be focusing on addition and subtraction. Children will be counting 2 groups to find how many there are altogether, counting on or back from a given number and ‘making jumps’ along a numberline.
To support children to gain a greater understanding of number, place value and calculation they will use numicon, different objects and numberlines.
Keep checking back to see examples of the children’s fantastic work!
This term our topic in Reception is ‘Changes’. Through this topic, we will be exploring changes of state. We will begin with our ‘Entry point’ which the children will create their own café and try food in various ‘changes of state’ such as chocolate, bread and water.
Children have followed a recipe to make some tasty, healthy smoothies. They tasted delicious.
Autumn 2 2016
In phonics children are continuing to learn Phase 2 and Phase 3 letters and sounds.
The graphemes that we are currently learning are:
We have different actions to support us in remembering the different letters and sounds. An example of some of the actions that we use can be found by following this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCjJYB07aS
Using their phonic knowledge, children are beginning to segment words to spell them.
The children are doing so well with their letter formation and are trying really hard with the pre-cursive script.
This term we will be looking at the story 'Aliens Love Underpants' by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort.
We will be sequencing the story, using adjectives to describe the different aliens and underpants as well as writing our own sentences including capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Keep checking this page to see examples of the children's amazing writing!
This term in Maths we will begin by exploring money. Children will be identifying the different coins, ordering them from the most value to the least.
Is your child able to identify these coins?
This term's topic is Clothes.
In this exciting topic the children will be exploring different types of clothes, sorting clothes into seasons and even designing their own pieces of clothing!
Keep your eyes peeled for examples of the children's work soon!
The children will be beginning to learn Phase 2 letter and sounds,
The letters the children will learn are:
Set 1: s, a, t, p
Set 2: i, n, m, d
Set 3: g, o, c, k
Set 4: ck, e, u, r
Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss
We will be looking at the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ sequencing the story and describing the characters.
This term we will be concentrating on number and counting. We will be recognising numerals up to 20 and matching amounts to them. As well as this we will be counting irregular arrangements of objects and find 1 more or 1 less than a given number.
There are endless ways in which you can help your child develop their mathematical understanding at home.
Here are just a few of the starting points you may find useful:
• When shopping ask them to collect 4 oranges, 5 bananas, etc.
• Ask them to keep a record of how many red cars they pass, or how many blue ones
• When out walking with your child ask them if they can identify the different house numbers.
This term we will be following the topic of ‘All About Me’. The children will be painting self- portraits, mixing colours to match out hair and eye colours, exploring who is in their families as well as investigating our likes and dislikes.