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St Giles' Catholic Primary School

Part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Grow in Faith and Love

"In our school we value and respect every person as a child of God, as we grow together in faith, and love."

Reception

Welcome to Reception!

 

 

Reception Summer Term 1

I hope you all had a lovely Easter holiday! Below is a ‘snapshot’ of all the learning in Reception class this half term.  Please see the weekly ‘Reception News’ for information on our learning each week!

Personal Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

Show and Tell – The children really enjoyed taking part in show and tell last half term, so we will continue every day.  Three children will be chosen at random (everyone will get a turn!) daily to bring something in to chat about the next day. We love seeing places that the children have visited and asking questions!

Circle Time – We have circle time every Friday as an opportunity for children to share any news that they may have and an opportunity to talk about different topics such as differences.

 

Physical Development

Monday is our PE day and ASM will be coming to visit us to play lots of fun games!  Please make sure that PE kits stay in school (with all PE kit named) and that all PE shoes still fit.

 

Literacy

Phonics

We will be using and applying all our phase 3 sounds in phase 4 which focusses on writing. This involves using he graphemes;

  • j,v,w,x,y,z,zz,qu,ch,sh,th,ng,ai,ee,igh,oa,oo,ar,or,ur,ow,oi,ear,air,ure,er

 

Literacy

In Literacy this term we will be focussing on the under the sea books including;

  • ‘The Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfsiter,
  • Non, fiction under the sea books
  • Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz
  • Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson 

 

Maths

In maths this half term we will be focussing on;

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Doubling
  • Halving          

 

Religious Education

In RE this half term we will be focusing on ‘Easter’ and ‘Pentecost’.

 

Understanding the World

This half term we will be focussing on our topic ‘Under the Sea’! We will be learning lots about all the different creatures that live in the sea as well as how we can look after the sea by recycling and reducing the plastic we use. 

 

Many Thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Samuels

 

 

Reception Spring Term 2

 

Another busy half term ahead! Below is a ‘snapshot’ of all the learning in Reception class this half term.  Please see the weekly ‘Reception News’ for information on our learning each week!

 

Personal Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

Show and Tell – The children really enjoyed taking part in show and tell last half term, so we will continue every day.  Three children will be chosen at random daily to bring something in to chat about the next day. We love seeing places that the children have visited and asking questions!

Circle Time – We have circle time every Friday as an opportunity for children to share any news that they may have and an opportunity to talk about different topics such as feelings.

 

Physical Development

Monday is our PE day and ASM will be coming to visit us to play lots of fun games!  Please make sure that PE kits stay in school (with all PE kit named) and that all PE shoes still fit.

 

Literacy

Phonics

We will be completing Phase 3 in letters and sounds. This involves learning the graphemes;

j,v,w,x,y,z,zz,qu,ch,sh,th,ng,ai,ee,igh,oa,oo,ar,or,ur,ow,oi,ear,air,ure,er

We will then move onto Phase 4 in letters and sounds which focusses on applying the sounds that we have learnt in Phase 3 in our writing.  This half term we will be focussing on writing short sentences.

Literacy

In Literacy this term we will be focussing on the books, ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen.  We will be making story maps for the stories and thinking of how we can change the story to create an alternative one by changing a part, as well as doing lots of fun writing activities!

 

Maths

In maths this half term we will be focussing on;

  • Using five frames to find different ways of making five.
  • Using ten frames to find different ways to make 10 eg. 7+3=10.
  • Writing addition and subtraction number sentences
  • Using numicon resources to explore different ways to make 10.
  • Learning to tell the time using o’clock and learn the days of the week.
  • Recognising coins
  • One more and one less

 

Religious Education

In RE this half term we will be focusing on ‘Prayer’, ‘Lent’ and ‘Holy Week’. During our prayer unit we will be learning the ‘Hail Mary’ and the ‘Our Father’.  It would be great if you could practise these prayers at home!

Understanding the World

This half term we will be learning about the season of ‘Spring’.  We will be taking part in lots of spring crafts! We also have ‘Science Week’ this half term when we will be taking part in lots of different experiments and activities!  On 7th March we have world book day and will be dressing up as a book character.  As part of our work on ‘The Gingerbread Man’ we will be making our own gingerbread man!

Many Thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Samuels

Reception Long Term Plan 2018-2019

 

Communication and Language/ Literacy

Mathematics

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

Enhancement Days

Autumn 1

Ourselves/Autumn

 

 

 

The Little Red Hen

MMS

Fine Motor skills

 

Settling in; Develop independent skills;

Our Senses;

Diwali; Autumn

Using a range of materials and techniques to create art

Art and DT with CD

CAFOD fast day;

Diwali

Autumn 2

Fairytales

 

The Enormous Turnip

The Christmas Story

MMS

Cursive Handwriting

ASM PE

 

Being responsible – looking after our things and tidying up

 

Autumn; Keeping safe

Christmas activities

 

Art and DT with CD

Christmas Nativity,

Winter Wonderland Visit

 

 

Spring 1

Food/ Winter

 

The Gingerbread Man

 

MMS

Cursive Handwriting

ASM PE

 

Taking turns;

Being a good friend;

Helping others

 

Winter; Compare local area with Polar Regions;

Making a Gingerbread man

Colour mixing; cold colours;

 

Chinese New Year

Spring 2

Growing

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

MMS

Cursive Handwriting

ASM PE

 

Working together;

What I am good at

 

Growing bean plants; human growth and development; Life cycles

Planting cress

 

Holi

Summer 1

Animals

 

The Three Little Pigs

 

MMS

Healthy living; Cursive Handwriting

ASM PE

Working as a team;

Developing good relationships

 

Mother and baby animals; zoo animals, farm animals

Responding to different types of music; Creating sound effects

Trip to Peak Wildlife Park

 

Summer 2

 

Summer

 

Three Billy Goats Gruff

MMS

Cursive Handwriting

ASM PE

Solving problems;

Moving on

Scientific processes – magnets; floating and sinking; summer

Art based around the painting ‘Surprised!’ by Henri Rousseau

 

Sports Day; Transition visit

 

Suggested Books for Reception

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