Reception - Gruffalo & Billy Goat
Gruffalos & Billy Goats Classes
Our Learning This Term
This half term our topic is ‘Animals’ and our book focus will be ‘Dear Zoo and Handa’s Surprise’.
Little Wandle phonics:
Children will continue their phonics journey focusing on phase 4 cvcc and cvvc words. We will also continue to read and write tricky and high-frequency words from phase 2 and 3. Guided reading in school will also continue on a daily basis using Collins Cat phonics books to support your child’s current phonic level. Reading every day to and with your children is more important than ever. Please can you record the reading you do in their Reading Diary.
Our hook into writing will begin with a box being delivered to the school by mistake which was filled with animals that have now escaped. We will find the story Dear zoo as their main focus story to introduce learning about animals, their features and habitats. We will also read Handa’s surprise to look at animals that live in Africa. We will explore non-fiction books about animals to investigate our fact finding on where animals live. Our writing focus will include, writing animal riddles, creating our own lift the flap books and writing fact files.
In maths we are following the maths mastery approach. The children will begin to develop a deeper understanding of numbers by counting on and taking away, doubling, halving and sharing equally. We will also introduce the difference between odd and even numbers. We explore maths inside and outside the classroom using every day and natural resources as well as mathematical equipment so children can develop the ethos that maths is everywhere.
We will be learning about festivals and events taking place during this half term.
The queen and the platinum Jubilee,
celebration of Eid
Taking our first coach trip to Paradise Wildlife Park to cement our learning about animals.
Lessons will take place every Friday morning with our PE Staff. The children will need to come to school wearing their PE kits.
On Tuesdays, the children have a 30 minute French lessons with our French teacher, Madame Lee.
Please ensure that you are logged on to Class Dojo so that you can see the reception newsletter uploaded every Friday. This will explain the learning taking place the following week in school, homework and any important reminders and dates you need to know. Photos and messages will also be posted regularly to show you what your child has been learning at school.