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Meryfield Primary School

Believe and Achieve


Summer Term 1


Welcome to Reception's page; we hope you had an enjoyable Easter break; it was lovely to see the children ready to learn when they came back.


Our topic this term is called ‘grow, grow, grow’ where we will be looking at how living things such as plants, animals and humans grow.


We will explore and comment on seasonal change focusing on the signs of summer; we will be looking at much we have grown from being a baby to now.

We will explore the lifecycles of caterpillars and tadpoles and looking at how plants grown by planning our own beans.  We will also be introducing new vocabulary to the children with regards to growing and life cycles.  We are hoping to have some caterpillars, so that we can watch the changes in real time.


In phonics and literacy we will be:

  • Continuing to secure our Set and Set 2 sounds
  • We will be building on fluency and stamina in reading and writing. 
  • We will be learning our red words and writing simple sentences.  
  • Look at non- fiction and making fact files.


In maths we will be:

  • Adding by counting on and take away by counting back
  • Doubling and Halving
  • Finding the difference
  • Automatically recall number bonds for numbers 0–5 and some to 10.
  • Writing numbers to 20*

*You can help by looking for number up to twenty in the environment.


Core text books:


Oliver’s Vegetables

Camille and the Sunflowers

The Tiny Seed

The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Please look at our topic map for more information and upload your child’s WOW moments onto ‘Evidence Me’.  If you have any questions, please talk to your class teacher and they will be happy to help.


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Welcome Meeting for Reception September 2021

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