Dear Parents and Carers,

At the end of the last term the children helped to decide on what we would choose as a topic this term. After collating their ideas it has been decided that this term our topic will be Traditional tales, beginning with ‘The Gingerbread Man’.

Within the prime areas of learning (Communication and language, Physical development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development) we shall be focussing on Listening, fine and gross motor skills and helping others.

Literacy: We will be focussing on applying our phonics knowledge to our reading and writing. We will be looking at a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts based on traditional tales. The children are encouraged to retell and change aspects of the story.  

Maths: We shall be working on counting, more or less,  addition, estimating, shapes, capacity. We will be applying these skills in various practical situations.

Understanding the World: The children will look at how different stories are told around the world and comparing these.

Expressive arts and design: We will be designing gingerbread men, creating castles and exploring colour mixing. 

RE: Our RE focus for this term is ‘Which places are special and why?’. 

PE: We will be practising our travelling, jumping and throwing skills this term in PE. This will form our indoor athletics topic. PE will be on a Wednesday.

Homework: Please continue to complete the work set in your homework books at least once a week.

Reading:  Please read at least three times a week with your child.

Thank you in advance for your support,

Miss Wilkins


Reception Class teacher: Miss Wilkins                                    Teaching Assistant: Mrs Heapy