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St Anne's Infants' School


Reach for the Stars

Term 5

What Can We See?


This term the children will share their experiences of journeys they have been on in the local area and journeys that have taken them further away from home.   We will think about journeys we go on everyday and compare them to those which we make less often.  We'll think about different ways we can travel and what we might see and hear.   


To introduce us to journeys, travelling and visiting places we will firstly be exploring the story 'The Train Ride' by June Crebbin.  We will then focus more closely on our local area whilst sharing the story of 'Shark in the Park' by Nick Sharratt. 


Our PSHE Jigsaw theme this term will be Relationships with a particular focus on friendships.  Well explore what being a good friend means, what being a good friend looks like and how we can be a good friend. 

Development Matters for Term 5


The Development Matters from the prime areas that we will be focusing on are:


Communication and Language

Use longer sentences of four to six words. Be able to express a point of view and to debate when they disagree with an adult or a friend, using words as well as actions.

Use a wider range of vocabulary.

Know many rhymes.

Be able to talk about familiar books, and be able to tell a long story.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Talk with others to solve conflicts.

Develop their sense of responsibility and membership of a community.

Physical Development 

Uses one-handed tools and equipment, for example, making snips in paper with scissors.

Be increasingly able to use and remember sequences and patterns of movements which are related to music and rhythm.

Collaborate with others to manage large items, such as moving a long plank safely, carrying large hollow blocks.


The Development Matters for the specific areas that we will also be considering are: 



Use letter like shapes when mark making.

Hear initial sounds in words.

Write some letters of their name correctly.

Engage in extended conversations about stories, learning new vocabulary.

Use some of their print and letter knowledge in their early writing.

Write some letters accurately.


Recite numbers past 5.

Experiment with their own symbols and marks as well as numerals.

Solve real world mathematical problems with numbers up to 5.

Begin to describe a sequence of events, real or fictional, using words such as ‘first’, ‘then…’

Understanding the World 

Know that there are different countries in the world and talk about the differences they have experienced or seen in photos.

Explore how things work.

Talk about what they see, using a wide vocabulary.

Show interest in different occupations.

Expressive Art and Design

Make imaginative and complex ‘small worlds’ with blocks and construction kits, such as a city with different buildings and a park.

Explore colour and colour-mixing.

Create their own songs, or improvise around one they know.