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Meryfield Primary School

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Welcome to Reception!


This term our topic is 'We're going to the about you?'


In English, we will be exploring a range of stories about animals, as well enjoying finding out animal facts in non-fiction books and using technology. 

Using the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme, we will continue to secure our set 1 and set 2 sounds and begin to recognise set 3 sounds. We will pull together all of the skills that we have learnt in phonics to write simple sentences to accompany our drawings.


In Maths, we will be adding by counting on and taking away by counting back and practising these skills through songs, stories and every day routines. We will be continuing to subitise- the children enjoy using the rhyme 'Use your eyes to subitise' as a reminder. We will find one more and one less with numbers beyond 10 and begin to write numbers to 20. We will be introducing our maths play passports where the children can earn a stamp for each activity that they join in with.


In the broader curriculum, we will ask questions about the world around us, thinking about seasonal change and learning about the life cycles of butterflies. We will have the opportunity to explore the pond and wild area looking for minibeasts.


In RE, we will talk about places that are special to us. We will begin to join in with times of reflection and learn about sacred places including a church, synagogue and mosque.


Our artist for this term is Tracy McGuinness-Kelly. We will be creating a mixed media collage inspired by her minibeast project. 

We will also express ourselves musically by singing songs, playing instmruments and using body percussion.


This term, we will be having our PE lessons in the hall. We will practise our ball skills including rolling, throwing, catching, aiming and kicking. 


As part of our PSE, we will be following the Jigsaw scheme of work and thinking about relationships with our family and friends. In our play we will continue to develop our turn taking skills and form friendships.

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