Reception/Year 1

Class Teacher – Mrs Adam & Miss Clark
Dear Parents/Carers, This information gives a brief idea of the things we will be learning about in the coming half term. More detailed information can be found in our planning on the Parents’ Information wall in the classroom. If you need any further information please feel free to call in and see us. Thank-you for your continued support.

Autumn 2017 First Half-Term

This term’s topic is ‘Fruitastic’

We will be reading familiar stories with repeated language and beginning to write short sentences. We will write lists, labels and captions and write instructions for making healthy sandwiches and fruit kebabs.
In Geography we will look at the local area visiting St George’s park, the Healthy Living centre, the library and churches. In history we will be using timelines to place events in  our lives in the correct order and finding out about how people lived in the past.

In maths we will be learning to recognise and identify numbers, to count accurately with 1 to 1 correspondence, to measure and weigh by direct comparison and to recognise and name 2D shapes.

In Science we will be looking at Humans and other animals. We will be finding out how we use our senses to explore the world and also looking at similarities and differences in ourselves and other animals.

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In DT and Art we will be learning how to look closely at fruits and vegetables and make detailed drawings of what we see. We will practice using tools safely to cut fruit to make kebabs and will use construction and junk materials to build stable structures.

Learning at Home
Please listen to your child read at home everyday, it has such an impact on their progress and also helps towards their reading challenge! Please help your child to recognise numbers and their names up to 10 and 20. Practice writing their 1st and last name using correct letter formation. We will sometimes have a chocolate button challenge on Fridays and your child will have a small task to practice during the week before.

Other Information
Resources in school get a lot of use and we regularly need to replace items due to wear and tear. We are always looking for anything we can use in class including, but not limited to, things like notebooks, old diaries, colouring books, dot to dot books, pencils, crayons, pegs, scrap fabrics, non-fiction books, bath/water & sand toys, pipes, funnels, tubes, cable ties, old pots and pans, dressing up clothes. In fact anything you no longer need that we might be able to make something out of !
Children will read with an adult daily so they need to bring their book bag and reading record each day. They also need to keep a PE kit in school; an old T shirt and shorts and a pair of pumps or trainers is fine. PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays so please remove earrings on these days.

Links to details from previous term’s topics


Spring Term 4 – ‘Marvellous Minibeasts’

Spring Term 3 – ‘Once Upon A Time’

Autumn Term 2 – ‘Popular Culture’

Autumn Term 1 - ‘Fruitastic’


Summer Term  6 –  ‘Amazing Animals’

Summer Term  5 –  ‘Superheroes’

Spring Term 4 –  ‘Through the Door’