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What are we doing this term?

Spring 1 2022


Our over-arching topic for this half term is 'Animal Adventures', based on the children's interests.


We will start with the mini topic 'Pets in Space' and we will learn about the first dog cosmonauts, Laika and also Belka & Strelka, using our key non-fiction text 'Dogs in Space' by Vix Southgate.


We will then go 'From Pole to Pole' using the story  'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers.


We will be holding a reading workshop style meeting for parents soon, to demonstrate the methods used to support your child with the next stage of learning to read-the date of this will be confirmed asap.


Forest School is changing to Wednesday afternoons, and PE continues to be on Thursday and Friday afternoons.


Please see the curriculum guide below.


More details of the learning for each week will be on the 'What are we doing this week?' page, with links for Home Learning either for consolidation, or in case your child needs to miss school.

Autumn 2 2021


Our over-arching topic for this half term is 'Light and Dark', through which we will explore different themes.


We will start with the mini topic 'Autumn Celebrations' and our Rainbow Challenges and learning opportunities will be based around some of the festivals of this time of year.


We will then go 'Into the Woods' and explore 'The Forest at Night'. Please keep an eye on 'What are we doing this week?' for more information.


We will be joining Class 2 in preparing a nativity play which will hopefully be performed to a live audience in December!


Forest School continues to be on a Thursday morning, and PE on Thursday and Friday afternoons.

Autumn Term 2 2021 Curriculum Summary

Autumn 1 2021


Our topic work this half term is called 'Home & Away'. 


The first 'mini-topic' which will run for the first 2 part-time weeks is called 'Me, you, us' as we will be getting to know each other, talking about ourselves, our feelings and our families; finding out about new friends, sharing & taking turns and learning about the classroom, playground and routines.  


We will reinforce the importance of good hygiene practices and learn the NHS hand washing song which teaches the best way to clean hands thoroughly.

Spare Clothes

It is a good idea for the children to keep a spare set of clothes in school in a drawstring bag, and they could use their PE bag for this, as the children will wear their PE kit to school on PE day. The bag would stay on their peg and only come home at half term.


Spare clothes are useful for various reasons; a child may have a 'little accident' or they may fall over on a rainy day and get wet and muddy. They may get muddy during a forest school session or they may become poorly and be sick!


These clothes do not have to be school uniform, just something comfy and practical, such as leggings and a long-sleeved T-shirt, pants and socks.


If all items of clothing, as well as the drawstring bag could be named please! You can send these in this week or next, Thank you! LK

A leaflet with information about Forest School

Reception (Class 1) is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage. We work from the same framework as your child’s nursery or preschool. If you are unsure about this or would like information about the end of year expectations then please take a look at the ‘Supporting your child in class 1’ page. This year, the Early Years curriculum has been tweaked a little and a new baseline assessment has been introduced. The baseline assessment is a literacy and numeracy activity that will be completed one to one over the first few weeks. If you would like more information about this, then please do ask.