Term 1 and 2 2018-19
Celebrations Through the Seasons
Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Developing new friendships and learning the rules and boundaries of Reception Class and John Hampden Primary School; Spending time with our grandparents in school on Grandparents Day.
Physical Development: We will participate in activities such as threading and playdough to strengthen the muscles in our fingers to help us hold a pencil properly and use it effectively.
Communication and Language: We will practise sitting smartly on the carpet; Phonics teaching will focus on Phase 1 of Letters & Sounds — enhancing our listening skills, differentiating sounds, hearing and extending rhymes.
Literacy: We will learn to write our names using the correct letter formation; We will learn simple stories to help increase our narrative language; As a class we will label body parts; We will make and write our own Christmas cards for family; We will hear a range of stories linked to fireworks, harvest, nocturnal animals and Christmas.
Numeracy: We will develop our counting skills using ‘touch, move, count’; We will learn to recognise and sequence the numbers 1-10 and beyond; We will explore size through looking at different vegetables and ordering them; We will learn lots of number rhymes; We will practise number rhymes to help with our number formation; We will look at numbers 1-25 on our class advent calendar; We will look at the day and date each morning during registration.
Understanding the World: We will learn the names of different body parts; We will learn about different celebrations and religions from around the world; We will explore changes in the natural world in relation to the seasons; We will learn about different occupations and ways of life such as farming.
Expressive Arts and Design: We will design art work to depict the different seasons using natural objects such as leaves , twigs, fruit and vegetables; We will take part in music and movement sessions linked to our bodies, ourselves and our families; We will use celebrations such as Bonfire Night and Christmas as a basis for artwork.
Term 6 2017-18
Tell Me a Story
Literacy: We will learn about different authors and increase our knowledge of different books; We will continue practising our letter formation; We will continue learning and applying Phase 3 sounds in our reading and writing (digraphs and trigraphs) as well as more tricky words and high frequency words; We will write our own stories and enjoy mapping and stepping them out; we will expand our descriptive and narrative language as we learn about rhyme and alliteration.
Mathematics: We will continue to practise one more and oneness than; We will continue to practise doubling and halving numbers and objects; We will use language related to time and begin to learn about the hands on a clock and hoot tell the time to o’clock; We will learn the names of the coins 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and will be able to match these to the correct pieces of Numicon.
Understanding the World: We will learn about some mini beasts and other animals that appear in different stories such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar; We will use some ICT equipment such as the school iPads and Beebots; We will look at the different cultures and lives of the characters in the stories we listen to.
Personal, social and emotional development: We will continue with our Jenie Jigsaw work – ‘Changing Me’; We will be looking at different emotions that characters feel in books; We will begin playing on the KS1 playground at lunchtime and will abide by the new rules; We will meet our Year 1 teachers and get to know the Year 1 classrooms.
Physical Development: We will continue to refine our fine and gross motor movements; We will begin practising for sports day; We will continue with PE lessons once a week; We will use our bodies to make actions for stories when e’step out’.
Expressive Arts and Design: We will learn new songs and poems related to the authors we are learning about such as Julia Donaldson; We will use our imagination to create stories and narratives in our play; We will design front covers for our own stories; We will learn about illustrators and try out different types of art work, such as those used by Eric Carle.
Communication and Language: We will hone our listening skills when being read different stories; We will develop our comprehension through answering questions about stories, and making up alternative ending; We will continue to develop our speaking and listening skills through small group work with Talk Partners and Kagan Groups.