The teachers in Reception are:
Apple - Mr Shelley Plum - Mrs Cole Cherry - Miss Cole
Our topic this half term is How Does Your Garden Grow. We will be looking at how fruit and vegetables grow and investigating different minibeasts and their habitats.
Our core texts will be: The Enormous Turnip, Handa’s Surprise and the Beeman. We will be developing our knowledge of story structure by creating story maps and recalling different events from stories using oral rehearsal and song. Now that we have built up a bank of phonic sounds we are beginning to use our phonic knowledge to write words and build sentences using finger spaces between each word so that our writing can be read by others.
In maths we will be focusing on numbers 10 and comparing their values. We will also look at number bonds and introducing addition and subtraction using the correct symbols. We will look at size and compare and order different objects. We will look at different mathematical language related to the different areas.
We will be looking at what is needed to help growth of different fruits and vegetables. To support this we will be visiting the school gardens and take an exciting trip to Lewisham Market to see the range of fruit and vegetables on offer. We will also be exploring minibeasts and their habitats. We will be investigating our Forest School area which will also develop the children’s social and communication skills.
We will be continuing to experiment with a range of different materials to create objects. We will be creating collages and printing pictures using fruit. We are continuing to focus on how to be responsible and independent learners and using that independence to solve problems on our own.
To support the children's physical development we encourage all children to change independently for P.E, so please continue to practice this at home as well as allowing children to practice zipping up coats and fastening buttons. We are also developing our letter formation using pre-cursive script.