Our first topic will be ‘All about me’. In this topic, we will be looking at our families, our senses, similarities and differences, and belonging to our school community. This project crosses all areas of our learning and is underpinned by our school ‘BASICS’ ethos. Reading will be taught through guided reading as well as through literacy and phonics lessons.
This half term we will be introducing daily phonics sessions. In each lesson the children will be introduced to a new sound and will practise saying, writing and applying the sound to words.
‘10 green bottles sitting on the wall…’
We love to sing in Reception! Using well-known number songs and rhymes the children will be learning a number of maths concepts such as counting forwards and backwards. We will set up activities both indoor and outdoor to practise key maths skills including number recognition, number ordering and one to one correspondence.
We will be developing the children’s knowledge and understanding of patterns and simple 2D shapes. Some of the practical activities we will be doing include making repeated patterns and shape pictures.
This half term we will be focussing on the following two characteristics:
We will develop fine motor skills through a range of activities such as threading, play dough, small construction and finger painting.
We will develop gross motor skills through weekly dance and PE lessons.
This half term we will be playing parachute games and will be exploring different ways to move our bodies.
We believe it is vital for children to feel safe, secure and confident within their environment.
During circle time we will be playing games to help children learn about one another. We will discover things that we have in common and things that are different.
We will organise activities to support developing positive friendships and feeling comfortable in our new class.
We will be making self-portraits for our classroom display. While learning about senses we will be exploring the importance of them.
We will be taking part in developing the role play area in each class. This half term will be a home corner, where we will paint the house and decide on additional props to make the house an exciting place to be.
We will start by looking at ourselves, our family, and our school environment.
This half term we will be going on an Autumn walk to look at the seasonal changes in the environment. We will make our own Autumn page about the things we have seen on our walk and will be exploring animals that hibernate, what this means and why they do this.