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Reception Nativity Tuesday 5th & Thursday 7th December at 2pm

Owls - Reception

Welcome to Owls!


We are the Outstanding Owls and we try our best in everything we do!


                                          Our class teacher is Mrs Murfitt


                               and Miss Allwood is our teaching assistant




Our topic this Summer term is:



How the World Works









Our topic this term is called ‘How the World Works’. As part of this topic we will look at how a caterpillar changes to a butterfly and will even have our own class caterpillars to look after and watch! During the term we will plant seeds and watch them grow and will learn about the animals that live on a farm. We hope to visit a farm part too so we can get close to different types of animals.                   



 Over the term we will be covering all of the seven Foundation Stage Areas of learning.



Communication and Language

This term, and throughout the year, there will be a huge focus on communication and language. We will be sharing lots of wonderful books together, both fiction and non-fiction, to practice our listening, comprehension, and questioning skills. We will sing along with nursery rhymes, enjoy imaginary play in continuous provision, and share our own knowledge and experiences with our peers.




Physical Development

This term we will be practicing a variety of skills, for example mark making, threading and cutting, to develop our fine motor skills.

We will also take part in a weekly PE lesson to develop our gross motor skills, including balancing, coordination and travelling in different ways.

We will be working with coach Mr Saleh and to improve our football and games skills.





Personal, Social and Emotional Development


We will continue to think about our actions and how to be good friends to everyone in the class. We will think about what actions are good and which actions we need to improve on. We will begin to think about our feelings and try to understand how we are feeling, and how we might make another person feel. We will also learn all about our Golden Rules and how to follow them inside and outside. 

We will focus on aspects of our every day life, such as getting dressed, our oral hygiene and hygiene in general.

We will also learn about the cultures and beliefs of others.





Children will continue to learn new sounds following our Super Sonic Phonic Friends scheme. We will learn to independently read and write  words using the sounds we know. We will be looking at a range of stories including The Hungry Caterpillar, The Three Little Pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk. We will be learning to give and write instructions and to write stories


Our learning could be led by the children's interests, which means that some of our topics could change.








Children will continue to work on their counting skills. We will look at the numbers to 10 and we will continue to look at addition and subtraction. We will look at odd and even numbers and find doubles. In addition to all of this, we will experiment with length, weight and capacity. We will begin to learn about time and learn the days of the week..




Understanding of the World



The summer term, will be concerned with how things work in our world.

We will be exploring the life cycles of plants and animals such as a caterpillar and a turnip. We will celebrate the coronation of our new king and will find out where he will be crowned. Also we will be looking at different occupations such as dentists and doctors and will combine this with how to be healthy.

 In our Nature Detectives sessions,  we will continue to look at the world around us and how it changes as the seasons change. We will learn about spring and summer and will look for signs of it around us. 




Expressive and Creative Development



Over the term, the Children will explore colour mixing with paints and discuss the changes they see. They will use lots of different techniques to create exciting creations. We will practice drawing and creating shapes with different media

We will also share lots of songs and nursery rhymes, learning how to move rhythmically and also create our own stories using our imaginations.

We will have weekly music lessons using the Charanga music scheme and will use musical instruments to develop a rhythm and a beat. We will use props and resources to act out the story of the The Enormous Turnip and other familiar stories.






As you can see, we have a busy term ahead of us in Owls. Thank you very much for all of your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any member of the Foundation Stage team. Please regularly check your child's Tapestry account to keep up to date with their learning and to share what they have been doing at home with us too.





     Thank you for your help and support!


If you need any support or would like to ask any questions, please speak to me at the door or contact me at:






P.E. is every Tuesday.


Children need to come to bring their PE clothes in a named bag. Your child needs a white top, blue or black shorts and some PE shoes. Please name all items. 

Please make sure long hair is tied up and no jewellery to be worn. No earrings allowed in PE sessions. If you child cannot take them out, they need to be covered with plasters. 


Please send your child to school with a bottle of water each day. 

Please can children bring book bags to school everyday. 

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