Summer Term Topic
Our topic this term is ‘Land Before Time’ which will be taught through Early Years Foundation Stage and the following areas of learning: Religious Education, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
As part of our topic we will look at different types of dinosaurs, discover how they lived, make our own fossils and go on dinosaur hunts. We will stomp off into world of dinosaurs to discover what happened many years ago. We will then look at the Stone Age and discover how cavemen lived and hunted. Here are just some of the activities that the children will be doing in the next term, although this will be guided by the children:
- Learning about the different types of dinosaurs that ruled the earth
- Researching the history of dinosaurs- look at dinosaur fossils (photographs) and make our own Creating a dinosaur environment to show where dinosaurs lived
- Learning about volcanoes and make our own exploding volcanoes with vinegar and baking soda
- Following a map to find dinosaur eggs, then design and write our own maps
- Finding out what dinosaurs eat- carnivores & herbivores
- Dancing and moving to new dinosaur songs Sketching and drawing fossils and cave art on stained paper
- Making paper mache eggs, dinosaur skeletons and other exciting creative activities Finding out facts from non-fiction books and looking at features of non-fiction books
- Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s Learning number bonds, addition and subtraction facts to 10 and 20
- Securing our understanding of properties of 2d and 3d shapes
- Learning how different communities lived and what they did on a regular basis.
Spring Term Topic
Our topic during the Spring term is ‘Step into a Story’ which will enable our children to learn a variety of Traditional Tales, and will be taught through the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, incorporating the following areas of learning: Religious Education, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
As part of our topic we will look at a range of different traditional and fairy tales and learn some of these by heart, using ‘Talk for Writing’ techniques.
Here are some of the activities that the children will be involved in during the next term:
Learning new songs, rhymes, poems & stories about range of traditional stories, including using drama, music and movement to bring the characters to life; sequencing stories correctly; considering what the characters’ actions tell us about making the right choices; baking and following recipes; growing and learning about how to care for plants; learning to tell the time (o’clock); practicing counting, adding and subtracting numbers to 20; counting in 2s; ordering numbers to 20 and understanding 1 and 2 more and less; measuring (weight, length and capacity); recognising coins and counting money.
In RE, our units of work will focus upon Baptism, Weddings, Lent and Holy Week in preparation for the season of Easter.
We will also be reading a range of stories by our class author Giles Andreae.
Reception Trip to Rode Hall
Everyone had an amazing time at Rode Hall!
To enhance the children's learning about Gruffalo the children took part in lots of activities:
- Had the opportunity to go on a Gruffalo Hunt in the woodland
- Had a story around the fire circle
- Played 'hide and seek' games to find the animals in the story
- Made Gruffalo Crumble in the wood
- Made woodland habitats using sticks and straws.