The autumn term
Our exciting first topic is called 'Magical Me'. We start this year learning all about each other and making lots of great, new friends. During our first few weeks, we will focus on the importance of our school rules and how to keep us all safe and happy in our amazing EYFS environment. Another important focus that will continue throughout the year, is the importance of handwashing and good hygiene in our daily routine.
Our second half term goes on a journey for 'Are we nearly there yet?'. We will take an adventure by flying high up into the air and riding on the open Sacriston Road. During this topic, we will read lots about transport and journeys, in fiction and non-fiction books, including 'We're going on a bear hunt'.
During this term, the children will be beginning phonics and this will continue daily as they learn new sounds. After each phonic session, the children get a sticker to show their new sound which they can continue to practice at home.
In maths this term, our Reception children will be focusing on numbers. This will be underpinned with 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 knowledge of numbers throughout the day.