The spring term
Our exciting first topic this term is called ‘Dinosaur World’ were we start this term by learning all about dinosaurs and what the Earth was like when they roamed. We will compare dinosaurs to animals that we are familiar with, and discuss them scientifically.
For our second half term, we learn all about growth and changes in ‘Watch us grow’. For this, we will learn about different life cycles and how animals and humans change, grow and what they need to survive. We will explore the teamwork of bees, the metamorphosis of frogs and butterflies, and even look at the eggs of snakes.
During this term the children will continue daily phonics lessons, taking place daily as they learn new sounds. After each phonic session, the children get a sticker to show their new sound which they can then continue to practice at home. As the children are learning more sounds, we will continue to write words, captions and even sentences using our learned phonics knowledge.
In maths this term, our Reception children will be focusing on numbers. This will be underpinned by counting, using addition and subtraction when sorting into groups and comparing groups of objects. The children will be focusing on the numbers 0-5 and what numbers look like in real-life context. Even the rhymes that we sing, help our children learn their number knowledge throughout the day.