Welcome to Reception!
In the Reception class we play together, talk together and learn together developing as happy, confident and independent people and we do this by exploring a variety of themes.
In Literacy this term we will enhance our comprehension skills by listening to and discussing stories, poems and rhymes by sharing a range of big books including traditional and fantasy stories on our themes. We will give meaning to our marks and write labels, captions, lists and stories independently. We will continue to explore rhyme and alliteration and blend and segment phase 2 and 3 sounds.
In Maths this term we will read write and order numbers to 20 and find one more or one less than a given number. We will find the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them. In practical activities and discussion we will use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtraction. We will continue to use mathematical names for 3D and 2D shapes and order items by length, height, weight and capacity. We will use the language related to money and time.
Understanding the World-People and Communities -The World Technology
Our themes for this term include: - People Who Help Us, Chinese New Year and Dragons. We will talk about the jobs people do by questioning a variety of visitors including a Police Officer, a Nurse and a Doctor. We will also find out about the similarities and differences between us and other communities by observing video clips, power points and sharing big books on Chinese New year. We will discuss some of the things that we have observed in the natural world and look closely at change both in the environment and when cooking. We will operate simple equipment, programmable toys and complete a program on the computer from Crickweb, Priory woods and Espresso.
Expressive arts and Design-Exploring and Using Media and Materials Being Imaginative
We will be learning new songs and making music with a variety of instruments and will be experimenting with colour and materials to create dragons and moving vehicles. We will also be using the dough and clay to make a variety of models using simple tools to effect changes. We will create a variety of structures with the construction materials and will move in response to music and make up simple songs and rhymes. We will will engage in imaginative role-play using resources to create props.