So far this term Reception have explored the story The Tiger Who Came for Tea by Judith Kerr. We have talked about what it might be like if a tiger actually came and what they might like for tea! The children have drawn lots of pictures from the story and have started to apply their growing phonic knowledge to write simple labels and captions. We also spent some time talking about real tigers and looking up information about them in non-fiction books, this led us into talking about where in the world we might find different animals

The children have also been interested in things they have been hearing about at home in the news. They have had lots of thoughts about the current crisis in Australia and what it might be like for the animals living there. Children were invited to take part in a piece of collaborative artwork that represented their thoughts about what is happening in Australia.

Throughout the remainder of the Spring Term we will be learning to tell the story of the Three Little Pigs and looking at the story from different points of view, for example that of the wolf. We will be using our core books: Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb and Mr Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan Fearnley to learn new vocabulary and to develop our sentence writing. In the second half of the Spring Term we will be taking part in our whole school local history heritage project where Nursery and Reception will be focusing on the history of the Belle Vue tree and how it changes over time.

In maths children will continue to focus on subitising and begin working on number bonds to 10 as well as simple practical addition and subtraction problems. They will continue explore the language of time as we beginning growing our summer vegetables.

We will continue to focus on independence skills including dressing and undressing for PE, zipping and buttoning coats and being responsible for their own belongings! We have been impressed with the amount of children who have started coming in in a morning independently. If your child would like to start doing this is preparation for Year 1 please reassure them staff will be available to help them.

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