Reception/Early Years


In Maths this week we will be looking at halving numbers up to 10. The children will be engaging in lots of fun activities whilst they learn how to half a number. We will be using a vast range of mathematical resources to aid deeper understanding and make learning fun.

In English this week are looking at writing independent short stories. The children will be focusing on sentence writing as well as story structure. We will be putting our previous learning of WOW words into good use throughout our writing. Reception children will continue their sentence writing throughout the term, using punctuation such as capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Text – Lost and Found.

Key Points

  1. PE will take place on Tuesday. All PE kits will be placed in children’s bags on Friday for washing over the weekend. Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly marked with your child’s name.
  2. Reception children must wear an apron for dinner. All aprons will be sent home on a Friday for washing.
  3. Show and Tell will take place on Friday afternoon.
  4. Merit and Achievement assembly takes place each Friday at 8:45 am. Children are welcome to bring certificates, badges, trophies etc to share with the school. Parents are welcome to stay for this assembly.
  5. The children will read twice a week. Reception reading days are Tuesday and Fridays, please make sure that their folders are in school on these days. It is important that your child reads as much as possible, children who have read more than three times at home will be placed on the star readers display.
  6. The children will need 2 healthy snacks per day for break time, please refrain from giving yoghurt as this tends to get a little messy. Toast and fruit may be purchased at break time.
  7. Please can all children have appropriate outdoor wear for playtime. As the weather changes they will need to wear a hat, gloves and scarf.
  8. Children are provided with milk or water after break times. If you wish your child to bring in a drink bottle please can we kindly ask that it is just filled with water.
  9. Homework for Reception will be given in the form of a learning log. Within the learning log will be a set of challenges relating to our termly topics. Children will have between 2-4 weeks to complete as many challenges as they can. Learning logs will be marked and sent back home every Friday.

The work we will be covering this half term, can be found displayed in the classroom. If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to drop in and speak to me.

Many Thanks – Miss Santana

Mrs Tagg


Early Years Curriculum Spring 1


Maths:   In Maths we will be learning how to double and half numbers up to 20. During this topic the children will partake in daily problems and group discussions where we will investigate many different maths problems in relation to addition, subtraction and counting; we will use lots of different mathematical equipment to help us do this.


Literacy:  In Literacy we are focusing on WOW words. We will be looking at what adjectives are and how they are used in familiar texts. We will look at how adjectives can make a sentence more exciting and translating this into our own writing. We will then transfer this learning into writing our own short stories. Work will be completed in literacy books however final pieces will be displayed on our working wall for parents to see. We will be practicing our letter formation and writing daily.


Topic – Our topic is this term is ‘All Around the World’. During this topic we will be looking at various different countries and continents that help make up our wonderful planet. We will focus on a new country every week and creating pieces of work to contribute towards our Topic Display. The children will be focusing on such things as: the work of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, The amazing rainforest in Brazil and the colourful Holi festival celebrated in India. We will be taking part in lots of craft and physical activities as we explore this wonderful topic.


Understanding the world

The children will be looking at the changes that occur in Autumn and the different festivals celebrated during this season.

Expressive Art and Design

All craft will be topic based and the children will have the opportunity to handle a variety of materials.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The children will be discussing being friends, taking turns, good behaviour, relationships and cooperation. They will learn the importance self-hygiene and being able to care for themselves.

Physical Development

During PE children will learn how to develop spatial awareness and safety around the PE equipment. They will develop their skills for running, jumping, catching and throwing. They will be learning to navigate their way around the large apparatus.

Communication and Language

Children will be learning to retell a simple story in the correct order. Use talk to connect ideas and explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next. Use a range of tenses and use intonation, rhythm and phrasing to make the meaning clear to others.