Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Reception

Class teachers: Mrs Aspall (Monday and Tuesday), Mrs Newton (Wednesday to Friday)

As well as delivering the EYFS curriculum, Reception and Nursery classes follow the whole school STEAM curriculum.  

This term:

 
 
 
 
 
 

Personal, Social and Emotional development 

 

 
 
 
 
  • building relationships with both adults and peers.  

  • Learning about ‘Good Choices’ and the expected behaviour within the setting, as well as learning how to look after our classrooms and outside space.  

  • Learning about the routines of the school day to ensure we all feel safe and secure within our school environment. 

 
 
 
 

Communication and Language 

 
 
  • Developing our attention, speaking and listening skills in circle time games, adult led activities as well as following our own interest.   

  •  Listening and speaking at group times, talking about ourselves and learning about the others within our classrooms.  

 
 
 
 

Literacy 

 
 
  • Begin to distinguish the marks we make when drawing diagrams.  

  • Begin to label work with our own names, using our mark making skills. 

  • Enjoy different stories based on bread and baking. 

  • Joining in with repeating refrains in stories. 

  • Describing what we see, touch, smell and taste and hear when exploring wheat, flour and bread. 

 

 
 
 
 

Mathematics 

 
 
  • Beginning to develop our understanding of bigger and smaller and patterns, in our environment and mathematical patterns 

  • Consolidating our understanding of the composition of numbers up to 3 e.g., 3 is made up of 2 and 1 

  • Counting numbers, objects, sounds up to 5 

  • Present and interpret data from simple charts e.g., Tally charts 

 

 
 
 
 

Understanding the World 

 
 
  • Begin to develop an understanding of where food comes from 

  • Understand the processes from field to table. 

  • Looking at different types of bread from around the world 

  • Use senses to compare a range of breads and express preferences, acknowledging everyone is allowed their own choice. 

 

Reading 

We are continuing to enjoy ‘Talk through stories’ this term, which provides the opportunity for children to really explore key texts, understand the principle of the story, learn new vocabulary and explore new characters. Each week we will focus on one key text which the children will become very familiar with.   

Our literacy key texts for this will be:  

  • Hooray for Bread 

  • Little Red Hen 

  • Sam’s Sandwich 

  • What I like most 

  • The Giant jam Sandwich 

 

STEAM 

This term our STEAM focus is Maths, and we will be answering the question ‘Can I create, carry out an experiment and present my data in a variety of different ways?’ We will be providing children with exciting opportunities to experience a range of breads. The children will be encouraged to notice differences using their senses. They will move on to looking at one of the main ingredients in bread making and then look at the similarities and differences of a variety of types of flour. The children will then be able to use a variety of physical skills to mix, knead, roll, bake and taste. Moving forward the children will look closely at wheat and use a pestle and mortar to observe the changes taking place. The children will also have opportunities to find out where wheat comes from, experience other foods produced by farms and learn about the Harvest process.  

 

Our PE day: Thursday

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