During the summer term, the learning in reception will be based around the global theme ‘Social Justice and Equity’. The focus of the term is about different ways we can resolve conflict. We will be looking at our school character skills and linking them to some basic ways we can avoid manage and resolve conflict. We will be using the book ‘The squirrels who squabbled’ by Tim Field to support us with our learning and linking this to different character skills. We will be focusing on showing sensitivity to people’s feelings and needs by having self-awareness by self-reflecting. We will be recognising, naming and dealing with feelings in a positive way. We will be writing our own stories including a problem and then thinking of a solution to resolve the problem for our characters. Our project outcome will be for the children to read their stories to the class which will be recorded for families.
In maths this half term, reception we will be beginning with an arithmetic focus of finding one more and one less. We will be also looking at doubling in different ways as well as sharing and halving. We will use this to support our learning in reasoning by introducing sharing for up to 5 people. We will move on later in the term to think about grouping objects into twos. To finish this half term, we will look at consolidating our understanding with grouping objects with practical activities.
In Understanding of the World, we be using tools and equipment in the mud kitchen, as well as exploring our environment in forest school. We will continue to go to forest school once a week and think about how we can assess our own risks when there. We will be using bug pots, magnifying glasses to explore the pond and the surrounding forest school area. We will be using different equipment to encourage the children to choose their own activities and develop their independence. We will also begin to think about throwing and catching in our PE sessions as well as balance and different ways we can move around. We will also be creating emotive drawings by listening to music, drawing to music and composing to music.
For our art outcome, reception will be developing their creative skills to create Andy Warhol inspired digital art by creating repeated pictures with changes with the colours. We will also be mark making with water colour and wax crayons. We will then work on some of our technology skills by using the beet bots by inputting data and planning where we want our beet bots to go.
Parents can support their child's learning through reading with them every day and discussing the stories that they have read. Practicing counting and number skills when out and about will support children’s development and understanding in maths. If you would like to discuss more about how you can help your child at home, please see your child's class teacher.