This half term, Reception’s topic is Identity and Diversity. We will be learning about families, roles and responsibilities and how we can help others in need. Identity and Diversity will help us to learn that although as families we all have differences; we also can share a lot of similarities. We will be learning about each other’s favourite family food and recipes which will we collate to form a community cook book. This will support us in learning about the different cultures in our local area. Our aim is to have a family display in our classroom including having pictures of our families.
In Literacy, we are reading ‘Lunch at Pomegranate Street’ by Felicita Sala. This book focuses on a number of different recipes from a range of different cultures. We will also be exploring the children’s favourite meals and who they like to enjoy eating them with. In addition to this we will be choosing our favourite recipes and ingredients to make our own class community cook book.
In Maths, we are exploring weight and looking at the misconception that an object could be large and still be lighter than another object. We are also looking at capacity and looking at whether an object is full, half full, empty etc. In number we are looking at finding one more, one less as well as adding and subtracting.
Our phonics learning this term is at phase 2 and is beginning to start phase 3. We are beginning to blend and segment words as well as writing our tricky words.
We will be continuing to go to forest school every Thursday. The children really enjoy exploring the nature in our forest school and seeing what animals they can find. Parents and carers can support this by ensuring the children have wellington boots in school.
We are very excited to start PE on Wednesday’s. We will be doing throwing and catching games and other physical activities. Parents and carers can support this by ensuring that children come to school wearing their PE kit on Wednesday’s.
Our reading books are changed on a Wednesday in Onyx class. Parents and siblings can support the children with their reading by trying to read every day and asking the children some questions about the book.