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I wonder... how imagination works?
This term our topic is ‘I wonder how imagination works’.
In Spring 1 our topic focus is Traditional Tales! During this half term, we will explore lots of wonderful traditional stories, like The Three Little Pigs, The Elves and the Shoemaker and The Little Red Hen. We will have a go at expressing our creativity and design skills through reconstructing the Three Little Pigs houses, and having a go at testing the best materials to make a roof! We will also explore how flour is made, and have a go at making our own bread, before heading off on an exciting trip to Rottingdean Windmill to learn how flour was made in the past.
During Spring 2 our focus will be Superheros! In this topic the children will get the opportunity to explore lots of wonderful stories that spark the imagination, such as Supertato and Astrogirl, and will have the opportunity to learn all about space! There will be lots of fun learning opportunities during this half term, including a superhero day and a visit from some real life superheros!
PE will be with Mrs Hancock on a Tuesday. Please ensure that children come into school on these days wearing school PE kit: shorts or tracksuit bottoms (depending on the weather), trainers, school jumper or fleece.
In Reception, homework is shared with parents and children through Tapestry. To support phonics learning, activities will be uploaded daily (or for each new sound learnt) through the planned activities tab on Tapestry. The activities shared through Tapestry are a chance for the children to reinforce concepts already taught at school and is there to help the children become fluent in recalling and applying their knowledge. A daily phonics sheet will also be sent home for every new sound learnt to enable children to practice letter formation, and this should be returned to school daily.
Throughout the year, further activities related to other areas of the curriculum may be shared through Tapestry, to support children's learning and give them the opportunity to practice at home and discuss their learning with their parents.
A 10-15 minute read every day will help build fluency and reinforce the daily reading at school. Over the course of the week it is great to read material from a range of sources, including:
- Library books (changed on Fridays)
- Phonics book bag books (these need returning in line with the dates on the Fred Frog bookmarks)
- The children's own books at home
Please send in the yellow reading records in to school each day.