Reception

In January, the school was closed following government guidelines in response to COVID-19. Our remote education is now in place (more information can be found in the remote learning tab). The remote education will follow our curriculum as close as possible. Below is the intended learning for Spring term which will be closely mirrored in our remote education.

As we begin an exciting new term, our learning in EYFS will be based around ‘Sustainability’.  During the first half term, we will be reading the core text ‘Where’s the Elephant?’ by Barroux.  We will be exploring the environment and examining how human activity has impacted it.  During the second half term, we will continue our theme of ‘Sustainability’ through the core text ‘Why do we need bees?’ by Katie Daynes.  We will learn about different animals and habitats by making our own habitat collage.  We are looking forward to hosting animal handlers and beekeepers in the Spring Term.

In literacy, we will be learning to read and write simple words and sentences using our phonics knowledge developed in Autumn.  We will also be learning about what living things need to survive, as well as where different animals live.

In Spring Two we will have a focus on story writing by learning how to write, retell and act out our own stories.

In mathematics, we will be using Numicon to strengthen our understanding of numbers to 20.  We will be recognising one more and one less by practicing counting forwards and backwards. We will also be learning our number bonds to 5 and 10 as well as, subtraction and addition stories.

We will also be exploring similarities and differences and using everyday language to compare capacity, length and weight.

We will continue with weekly sessions in forest school thinking about how to keep ourselves safe in this environment, focussing on the weather and how to keep ourselves warm as well as using tools safely. This term nursery will continue to explore the forest school site and introduce different tools that we can use. We will also work together to develop our forest school and begin to create a growing station, giving us the opportunity to observe and discuss changes that we can see happening.

During PE nursery will continue to think about how we can move in various ways and how we can use the space. We will continue to think about our spatial awareness and play different games to support us with this. This term, nursery will focus on developing various gross motor skills, such as, throwing and catching.

Parents can support their child's learning through reading with them every day and discussing the stories that they have read, and looking at story books on the internet to read about our topics.  Practicing counting and number skills when out and about will support children’s development and understanding in maths.  In line with the termly theme based on ‘Sustainaibility’, reading your child a story focusing on animals and talking about their local environment through a trip to the park will help them to develop their ideas.  If you would like to discuss more about how you can help your child at home please see your child's class teacher.