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Spring 2

Reception

 

January – February 2019

Welcome back to all of our children!

 We hope you have had a fantastic Christmas holiday and are ready to get back to school for all of the exciting learning we have planned for this half term. This half term we will be basing our learning around the topic ‘Once Upon a Time.’ Over the next few weeks we will be focusing on the two traditional tales ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’ and ‘The Three Little Pigs’. This half term we will also be learning about the celebration of Chinese New Year.

 

Important dates and days

Monday 6th January 2019- Back To School

Friday 14th February 2019- Closed For Half Term

24th & 25th February 2019 – school closed for training days.

 

This half term we are learning about…

  • The settings of traditional stories/ tales
  • How to describe characters in stories and how different characters might be feeling
  • How to use story language and structure when both speaking and writing
  • How to create a story map
  • How to write letters, instructions, wanted posters and recipes
  • How to order and measure height (through measuring story characters)
  • Numbers 10-15, this includes one more and one less, how the number is made, doubling, halving and sharing the numbers
  • Testing materials when making a raincoat for baby bear
  • How to record a tally chart to record favourite story characters
  • Chinese New Year; who celebrates it, what people who celebrate this festival believe and how people celebrate this festival
  • How to make their own sandwiches
  • Predictions and estimations

 

The children will be:

  • Creating their own role play masks
  • Sequencing stories and retelling them using ‘Talk for Writing’ actions
  • Making a dragon’s head so that we can perform a Chinese Dragon dance
  • Trying to use chop sticks and comparing their own traditions to those of others
  • Tasting and exploring a range of new foods
  • Investigating a crime scene when pretending to be police officers
  • Exploring the resources available within our ‘police station’ role play
  • Making jam sandwiches and enjoying a teddy bears picnic

 

You can help your child at home by:

 

  • Listening to them read at home
  • Encouraging your child to practise ordering and recognising numbers to 20
  • Encouraging your child to sound out words themselves when writing and encouraging them to write labels and captions
  • Helping your child to learn their tricky and high frequency words
  • Talking to your child about how we can find out information from the internet and books
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