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Summer Term

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Summer Term 1

Animals are always fascinating to children. Real and imagined animals inspire creative cross-curricular learning. In this terms topic we will start by going back in history to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. We will be using this topic to inspire our learning and creations through the first half of our summer term. We will become palaeontologists, discovering and comparing different dinosaurs. We will identify what features they have to help them in their environment and how these features can help us identify whether they are herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. As fossils have given us most of the information, we know about dinosaurs today we will take time to learn where fossils come from and have a go at making life-life fossils in class. We will look at how dinosaurs became extinct and our journey will take us into space. We will become astronauts and make our own journeys into space. Learning about the different planets in our solar system and discovering different things about Earth and where we live. 


Summer Term 2



Our Pirates and under the sea topic gives us the motivation to explore in the outdoor classroom. With the use of drainpipes, boxes, crates and planks we can build pirate ships and act out our understanding of a pirates life. In our science investigations We can explore, 'Will it sink or float?' and choose which materials would be best to make our own pirate ships. We will be consolidating our knowledge of maps and using positional language to find treasure and by creating our own pirate maps, we will navigate our way to Admirals park.  We will look at animals that live under the sea and look at how pollution can affect our oceans and how we can keep our planet clean. 


Our PE day is Monday this term. In reception children will be spending time in addition to their PE lesson on Mondays by taking part in dance, yoga and the daily mile through the week to promote the importance of being active. This will continue to meet children's needs above and beyond. 

Children should bring their PE kit to school at the beginning of each half term; it will be kept safely on their peg. PE kit should include a white t-shirt or polo, jogging bottoms (as the spring time is normally very cold) and black plimsolls. 

Please also pack a dark coloured sweatshirt or hoodie, as it is especially cold during this time of the year. Please make sure everything is labelled clearly with your child's name. All earrings must be removed on PE day and hair should be tied up. PE kits will be sent home each holiday for a good wash!


We love to cook

In Reception, we provide the children with regular cooking and tasting activities. The children love these times and there are so many learning opportunities within them. To ensure your child's safety, it is vital that you keep the office informed of any allergies or dietary requirements that your children have.


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