Term 3 in Reception!
Our topic this term is ‘Winter'. We will be learning about animals – nocturnal/diurnal, woodland and Artic, dark and shadows as well as snow and ice. If you have anything wintery – photos, artefacts, objects, natural things, books etc that we can add to our investigation station to explore we would be most grateful. We will be visited by owls and going for a walk to the local woodlands for a welly walk and a gruffalo hunt. We will be holding an exhibition at the end of term to share with you all the fantastic learning that has taken place throughout the term.
Throughout this term we will be focusing on the stories of Owl babies and Gruffalo’s child – the children will be re-enacting the story, sequencing the story, Fred talking cvc words and writing simple sentences.
In Maths we will learning to add, subtract, explore shape (2d and 3d), telling the time, weighing and measuring.
Forest Schools have begun for Earth class children, each class will have a forest school meeting to learn more about forest schools, what will happen, what the children will need and of course what you can do to help us to facilitate forest school for your children.
Forest school meetings:
- Moon class – Friday 20th January 3:00pm
- Mars class – Friday 7th April 3:00pm
Show and Tell - If your child has something that they wish to share with their classmates, please upload pictures and write up on tapestry so we can share it in class.
Sand kitchen, If you have any old or unwanted kitchen utensils or items we would love to have them for our outdoor sand kitchen.
Outside construction, If you have any odd bits and bobs for example, pipes, tubing, tyres, wood, nuts, bolts, screws, material, etc that you no longer want or need please can we have it for the children to create large scale construction and models.
Please continue with supporting the children to read at home and practising their letter and number formations.
Thank you for your continued support
The Reception team
Term 3 – ‘Winter’ (3rd January-10th February)
|Letters & Sounds**||y, z, zz, qu||ch, sh, th, ng||ai, ee, igh, oa||oo, oo, ar, or||ur, ow, oi, ear||Consolidation|
|Tricky Words||I, the, to, no, go, into||was, we, she||he, they, me||be, you, all||are, my, her||Consolidate|
|Key Word||a, an, as, at, if, it, in, is||of, off, dad, on, can, up, had, back, and||big, him, get, his, mum, but, not, got, put||
will, then, that, this, them, with
|see, for, now, down, look, too, his||Consolidate|
|Week & Theme||
Assessment & Introduction of Topic
Snow & Ice
|Literacy||Assessment||Owl Babies - re-telling a story & writing words||Owl Babies - writing about the story & sequencing the story||The Gruffalo's Child - Saying and writing a sentence||
The Gruffalo's Child - using adjectives
|Happy feet - sentence plotting|
|Mathematics||Assessment||Addition||Describing shapes 2d & 3d||Subtraction and finding one less||Telling the time||Weighing & measuring|
|Key Events /Activities||Assessment||Shadows, dens and hibernation||Owl visit & welly walk||Gruffalo hunting||Snow investigation/ Melting||Artic animal habitats|
Dreams and Goals