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Reception - Summer Term 2021

Welcome back to all the children in Oak and Willow Class. We hope that you all had a lovely Spring break and that you are ready for your return to school. We have planned lots of lovely, fun and interesting activities for the Summer term which we are excited to share with you. 

Reception Class Teachers

Mrs Devlin EYFS Lead

                 

Mrs Wilson

      

Miss Hooks

Our Summer Topic

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The Naughty Bus

Our topic for Summer 1 is the 'Naughty Bus'. This is a lovely text that we will use across the curriculum to support teaching and learning. We will look at different types of transport including buses and the journey's that can be made by these vehicles. We will explore old buses and new buses and look at how they have changed over time. The children will have the opportunity to make their own bus (or other vehicle) using recyclable materials. We will look at what it means to design and plan what we would like to make. 

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Paul Klee

We will be looking at the Artist Paul Klee and continue learning about printing. The children will have the opportunity to create their own art work linked to our topic. 

In addition to this we will be thinking about upcoming celebrations and events in our world. We will learn about St George's Day (23.04.21) and how this is an important day in England. 

We will look at the Islamic festival Eid-Al-Fitr and learn that an important part of Ramadan for many Muslims is helping others and doing good deeds.

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Growth and change

We will observe how the world changes around us. In Spring Term we planted seeds which have begun to grow. We will continue to care for these plants, thinking about what they need to grow and be healthy. We will also look at changes in the environment around us, considering changes such as leaves on the trees and the hours of daylight getting longer.

Music

We will be looking at a unit called ‘Our World’ which links with the ‘Naughty Bus’ going on adventures and seeing exciting things in the world around around us. We will look at and begin to appraise different pieces of music, thinking about how they make us feel and what they make us think about. We will learn about finding the pulse in different ways, exploring and changing the rhythm and exploring pitch.

PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development)

Kitemark Assured PSHE and SMSC e-Learning | 1decision

We will be carrying on with weekly PSED sessions. We use a scheme called 1decision where different emotions are explored through using friendly 'dilemma drops' who are different coloured raindrops that come to life in stories. Through these stories and through giving children scenarios to discuss we can help the children to settled back in to school. You can click the link below to meet the Dilemma Drops. We will continue to explore the topic 'Getting on and Falling out'. This topic explores friendship and ways to deal with different situations. We will also be looking at recognising and naming different feelings.

 

Forest School 

We will continue with our Forest School sessions during the Summer term. Willow Class on a Thursday and Oak Class on a Monday. Please continue to send your child to school in their Forest School kit on this day. 

 

   Literacy 

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 During the Summer Term we will be reading Naughty Bus, all about a London bus that goes on an exciting adventure. The book is fantastic for encouraging conversation and imaginative play. We will talk about our experiences of bus journeys and imagine where we could travel to in our own Naughty Buses. There is an animated version of the story on You Tube if you search for ‘Naughty Bus’. 

 

 Mathematics
During the Summer term we will be working on the following objectives which will be linked with our topic work:

-Ordering and recognising numbers to 20 and beyond. Matching numerals to quantities.  

-Working out one / two more and less. 

-Doubling and halving.

-Simple addition and subtraction / problem solving. 

-Exploring weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities, objects and to solve problems. 

 

Websites
Phonics (Alphablocks

https://youtu.be/tP8gK_VCjRM (Meet the Dilemma Drops)

Ramadan and Eid - 1st level Religious and moral education - BBC Bitesize

Plants and Growth - There are lots of useful clips on BBC Bitesize including - 

BBC iPlayer - Maddie, the Plants and You - Series 1: 4. The Plants We Eat

What does a plant need to grow? - BBC Bitesize


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Topmarks
Crickweb

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