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.