Reception home learning Spring 1
Remote learning pack
Our topics this half term are Autumn celebrations, Space and aliens, Celebrate Christmas.
During our Autumn celebration topic we will learn all about bonfire night. We will learn all about Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot. We will create some artwork and dances based around fireworks and explore language to describe fireworks, including learning firework poems. Also in this topic we will learn about the Hindu festival of Diwali. We will find out how it is celebrate and listen to the story of Rama and Sita. We will have a Diwali celebration in school. We will also mark Remembrance Sunday and explore at a simple level why we have poppies at this time of the year. Key stories include Rama and Sita, Room on a Broom.
During our topic on Space and aliens we will learn about the first moon landing and Neil Armstrong. We will learn about Mae Jamison the first Afro American woman in space. We will use interesting language to describe aliens and even have an alien visitor to the classroom. We will use recyclable materials to make rockets and explore how we can make paper rockets fly by the force of our breath. Key stories include Aliens love. Underpants and How to Catch a Star.
During out topic Celebrate Christmas we will explore how Christmas is celebrated by different families and cultures around the UK and the rest of the world. We will learn the story of the first Christmas and the meaning of advent. We will learn many Christmas songs and rhymes. Key text include the Nativity, Santa’s LittlestHelper, and Laura’s Christmas Star.
PE will have a dance focus based around the seasons.
Maths will focus on the composition of numbers 2 to 5, exploring squares and rectangles and using the language of measure.
As you may already know, with young children, it is vitally important, not only to teach them to read, using a systematic phonics approach, and listening to them reading phonics books based upon their level of ability, it is also vital to read to your child.
Reading to your child enables them to foster a love for reading, improve their language development, and is generally an enjoyable experience for parent and child. The book you read to them should generally be a harder level than you would expect them to read. We have produced a list of high quality books that we will be sharing in class. You may find that you wish to purchase or borrow from the library some of these books. Please find the list below and some other links with information about the importance of sharing books with your child.
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