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Summer Term

 

Nursery

We are now in our last term and enjoying the good weather. The children have made great progress over the past two terms and are looking forward to their learning this term.

Our themes this term are Its a Bugs Life and Come to Tea. These are very exciting topic which children love learning about. We will be discovering and learning about different insects, habitats and cooking.

This half term we will also have a class trip to Pizza Express. There will be opportunities for Forest School during the summer term.

The teachers and students are looking forward to another big term of learning and exciting activities. The school value we are focussing on this term is Courage.

Our theme this term is It's a Bugs life and Come to Tea.

Numeracy

Children will be learning to count and recognise numbers. They will be exploring shapes in their environment and using language to describe them. Children will learn about positional language. The children will also be learning about capacity and will be learning about full, half full and empty.

 

Literacy

Our books over this term include Jasper's Beanstalk, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Bugliest Bug. We look at characters and learn about the structure of stories. 

RE

Our RE topic for this half term is all about 'Courage'.

The children will be listening to stories about being courageous. The children will take part in circle time and take part in some role play activities.

We will also be thinking about being a friend, taking turns and sharing.

How you can help 

Talk about the things you see outside in different places. Look at books about animals which live outside. Discuss the seasons, weather and different clothes you need to wear. Share stories and rhymes with your child.

Look for numbers in the environment. Discuss more/less and the same.

Count small sets of objects, different movements and using your fingers.

 

Reception

Welcome back!

The teachers and students are looking forward to another big term of learning and exciting activities. We will be working on becoming more confident with speaking in front of the class. We will also be learning how to show sensitivity to other people's needs and feelings. the school value we are focussing on this term in Courage.

Our theme this term is Minibeasts

 

Numeracy

In Maths the children will be learning the concept of capacity and weight. They will be doing many experiments using different sized jugs, cups and containers. They will also be learning how to subtract two single digit numbers using many strategies. Another focus will be understanding position (under, over, beside, behind).

 

Literacy

We will be focussing on three stories this half term. Jaspers Beanstalk, jack and the Beanstalk, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The children will be focussing on key events in the story using beginning, middle and end vocabulary. The children will be looking at different insect facts and creating writing pieces. We will be planting out own individual bean stalks and keeping a diary so that the children can see the growing stages. We will also be looking at the life cycle of a butterfly and put pictures in order.

RE

Our RE topic this half term is all about 'Courage'.

The children will be listening to stories about Courage. The children will take part in circle time and take part in some role play activities.

We will also be thinking about things that scare us and how we can overcome these fears by being brave and courageous.

 

How you can help

Read with your children and practise key words.

When reading with your children ask them questions about the stories. Use mathematical vocabulary as much as you can within their daily routines, for example:

What is under the table? Where is that book? Beside the lamp.

Create subtraction number sentences with your children and have them answer the questions and explain how they got the answer.  

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