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Autumn Term

We are looking forward to our learning this term.

We will start with a lovely book Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers. It will provide lots of talking opportunities , exploring our own lives and chatting to our new friends about who we are.

Stories will form the backbone of our curriculum and we will continue to read some lovely stories.

We will explore colour through the charming stories of Elmer and Winnie the Witch. The Colour Monster stories will help us to identify feelings.

Handa's Surprise, Oliver's fruit salad, The Enormous Turnip and Oliver's vegetables will allow us to explore the topics of fruit and vegetables.

We look forward to exploring the school grounds to find out about Autumn and the changes we can see and experience at first hand.

Funnybones will help to kick start our topic about Ourselves.

As Christmas approaches we will explore celebrations- our own birthdays, Diwali, Bonfire Night and then of course Christmas. Phew! What a lot we will learn. The knowledge organisers will provide you with some valuable information about the vocabulary the children need to know and use as they explore the topics. There will be ideas for activities to reinforce work covered in school- "The Extra Mile"-you can send your work to us digitally and we will include it on our Reception pages.

Spring Term

This term sees us continuing to learn about the world around us ,talking about Winter and then Spring.

We will learn about the animal world focusing on Polar regions and then having a look at pets.

Traditional Tales will form part of our work this term and we will learn about lots of lovely stories. A visit to the library in town and World Book Day will enhance our learning. We will be sequencing and retelling stories, story mapping and performing our stories, songs and rhymes. We will be talking about our favourite books and stories and sharing them with our friends and families.

Celebrations we learn about will be Chinese New Year, Pancake Day and Easter.


Summer Term

With better weather we can find out all about our environment in Summer. Our trip will either be to the farm or to Tropical World and will help continue our learning and understanding about the animal world. There are so many lovely stories about animals and we look forward to using stories to enhance our learning.

Towards the end of term we will explore the theme of the sea including creatures of the sea and pirates!! 

We will also plan and enjoy an outdoor picnic. 


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