To start the Summer term, we have been developing our knowledge of different occupations and discussing what job role the children would like to pursue when they are older. The children have shown fascination with health professionals and in particular,  the human body, therefore we have been exploring the human skeleton and real x-rays. We have also recently celebrated the children being in school for 100 days by having a party with our peers as well as decorating biscuits and taking part in lots of party games. 

 
This term we will be looking closely at our environment and the amazing changes happening. We will be looking at how plants grow, what they need to thrive and investigating where they grow best. We are also going to be looking at the life cycle of a butterfly and a frog. In our role play areas, the children will be able to re-inact their experiences of purchasing plants, fruits/vegetables and animals during their imaginative play in our pop up shops. 
In maths this term these are the areas we will be focusing on:
  • Week 1 – shape and pattern 
  • Week 2 and 3 - Measure  
  • Week 4 and 5 – addition and subtraction 
  • Week 6 – Depth of numbers within 20 
  • Week 7 – Number recognition and writing to 20.
In our daily SFA lessons, the children will be continuing to recognise, read within a word and write the phonemes and digraphs in the learning sequence, appropriate to their stage of learning. Write away takes place Monday to Thursday and is linked to our themes and focuses within the classroom. This is where the children are encouraged to write a short sentence containing the sounds they can hear in the words they want to write. This promotes independence and builds confidence. 
In reception we visit the library weekly, currently on a Friday. The children are able to scan out a new book with adult help to read at home and return this the following week. 
From January, we have a weekly PE session where we focus on the children's gross motor skills and control such as ball skills and hopping and skipping. We also focus on spacial awareness and large and small scale controlled movements.