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St Anne's Infants' School


Reach for the Stars

Term 6

What can you do at the seaside?


This term we will be starting of by exploring the story The light house keeper's lunch by Ronda and Davide Armitage. We are going to be looking at healthy eating, making our own picnics and enjoying a picnic lunch together outside (so long as its dry). We will also be reading Lucy and Tom at the seaside by Shirley Hughes, discovering all the fun things we can do at the beach, such as eating ice creams, making sandcastles, and discovering creatures and treasures in the rockpools. We will finish the term by reading a variety of poems all about sea creatures through the book Commotion in the ocean by Giles Andreae, we will  exploring, drawing and creating our own sea creatures using a variety of materials such as junk modeling or playdough/clay.


Our PSHE Jigsaw theme this term is Changing me, we will be discussing our transition into Reception, finding out who our new teachers will be and meet them to share stories. We will also be learning about sun safety, so that we can be safe whilst having fun in the sun and on our holidays.


Through our phonics we will continue to learn new letters, their sounds and letter names as well as how to correctly form the letters. We will continue to develop our blending skills to read consonant, vowel, consonant (CVC) and Consonant, consonant, vowel, consonant/consonant, vowel, consonant, constant (CCVC/CVCC) words. As well as listening very carefully to the sounds in words in order to write them, using sound mats and the letter formation ditties to help us.

Development Matters for Term 6


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

Communication, Language and Literacy

Understand how to listen carefully and why listening is important.

Ask questions to find out more and to check they understand what has been said to them.

Listen to and talk about stories to build familiarity and understanding.

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

Express their feelings and consider the feelings of others.

Show resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge.

Physical Development

Revise and refine the fundamental skills they have already acquired:

rolling, crawling, walking, jumping, running, hopping, skipping, climbing.

Develop their small motor skills so that they can use a range of tools competently, safely and confidently.

Further develop the skills they need to manage the school day successfully: lining up and queuing, mealtimes, personal hygiene.


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


Read individual letters by saying the sounds for them.

Form lower-case and capital letters correctly.

Blend sounds into words, so that they can read short words made up of known letter-sound correspondences.


Count objects, actions and sounds.

Count beyond ten.

Continue, copy and create repeating patterns.

Make comparisons between objects relating to size, length, weight and capacity.

Understanding the World

Explore and talk about different forces they can feel.

Talk about what they see, using a wide vocabulary.

Show interest in different occupations.

Recognise that people have different beliefs and celebrate special times in different ways.

Understand the effect of changing seasons on the natural world around them.

Expressive Arts and Design

Sing in a group or on their own, increasingly matching the pitch and following the melody.

Create collaboratively sharing ideas, resources and skills.