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Reception

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Summer 2: 2019

 

This term’s topic has been called “Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf?”

Have a look at things we have covered by reading our overview below.

We began the term by learning the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ through Talk for Writing where we added actions to help us retell the story and remember the patterns of language in the text. We used simple pictures around the text to help us remember each action and practiced it over and over again so that we became really confident when telling it to someone else. Have a look at our text below and see if your child can read it to you!

Once we were really secure with the story, we started to change it a little bit, using the same patterns of language but substituting the characters for different animals! We worked hard in our Whizzy writing groups to create stories called ‘The One Little goat’, ‘The One Little Fish’ and ‘The One Little Cat’!

In maths we have been trying to apply our maths skills to recognise number patterns, look at odd and even numbers and solve problems involving halving and doubling. We have also been learning about telling the time using clocks and have become really good at now spotting when it is dinner time (12 O’clock) and home time (3 O’clock)!

We have been linking our learning in ‘Understanding the World’ and ‘Expressive Arts’ to the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’. Our role-play area has been a Construction Site this term so we have been busy designing and building houses and shelters. We have been learning how to programme the Beebots so that the wolf can get to each of the houses.

In art, we had a go at using materials to create pictures of houses. We loved going out and collecting sticks from the field to create our own stick houses!

We also had a fabulous trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park at the beginning of July.

We found out about lots of different animals before finally finding the wolves. We were very relieved to see that they were not huffing and puffing – or blowing any houses down!

Useful information...

We have kept the powerpoint and resources below for the ‘Reading Workshop’ session that we ran in February . Please have a look through and remind yourself of the things that could be useful.