Reception/Year 1

Class Teacher – Miss Smith
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.

Summer 2017 Second Half-Term

This term’s topic is ‘Amazing Animals’

Phonics stages 4 and 5.
Reading and writing stories about animals.
Looking at Non-Fiction books and writing simple instructions for looking after pets.
Reading and writing poems linked to Animals.
Grammar and Spelling games.

Number ordering activities and counting on and back using number square. Continuing to work with bigger numbers including 2 and 3 digit numbers.
Playing number games and singing counting songs.
Learning about money and completing money number problems.
Addition and Subtraction problems.
Simple activities for telling time.

Looking at adult animals. and their young.
Learning about habitats and how animals adapt to their habitats and  sorting and classifying animals. .

Learning about collage. Exploring a range of different paper types  and how to make  layer them and make pictures.
Animals and African  art work and craft activities. The Artist- Henri Rouseau.

Using the computer to find out about our topic. Learning how to open and save work and use a paint programme confidently.
ONLINE SAFETY- continued work on keeping safe.

Learning about the places that different animals  came from. Particularly looking at Africa and Safaris.

Listening to different kinds of African music.
Exploring making music with African instruments.

The stories that Jesus told.
PSHE-Thinking of others, following rules, taking turns.

Dance – Exploring making up our own dances on a theme of animals and Africa.
Games – Playing games following rules. Outdoor  and sports day linked activities.


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’