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In Reception we share your child's learning on the... 'Interactive Learning Diary'

Reception PE Day - Monday

Books Changed - Monday and Friday

Library Day - Monday


Kingfishers Topic Information

Term 2 - Will you read me a story?

Welcome to the magical world of fairy tales! Was the Big Bad Wolf really so bad? How many bowls of porridge did Goldilocks eat? Let’s find out more about our favourite stories and discover some new ones.

This half term, we’ll play imaginatively with small world characters.  We’ll look at different character types and decide whether our favourite characters are ‘goodies’ or ‘baddies’!  Using different materials and shapes we will build castles and bridges.  We’ll read lots of stories and look at the ingredients that go into a fantastic fairy tale.  We’ll be brave explorers and hunt for missing items from fairy tales. Reading ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ will encourage us to be busy elves and decorate shoes in our workshop. Contemporary versions of fairy tales will inspire us to write stories and we’ll create story maps to retell familiar tales. Our mathematical skills will help us count the buttons on gingerbread men and estimate how many beans Jack has got! After reading ‘The Enormous Turnip’ we’ll plant seeds and learn how to care for them.  We’ll also test the right materials to make a bed for a princess, and houses for the ‘Three Little Pigs’.

Help your child during this topic

Reading fairy tales can sweep us away into a fantastic world!  Why not visit your local library together to read lots of different versions?  You could also watch children’s films on this theme and discuss the different types of characters.  Alternatively, you could use toys to retell favourite fairy tales.

Term 1 - Why do squirrels hide their nuts?

Into the woods we go! Why do squirrels hide their nuts? Why do hedgehogs hibernate? It's time to explore the seasonal changes in the natural world during Autumn and Winter.

This half term, we'll learn about woodland animals and migration through movement and discuss features that allow animals to survive through Winter. In our literacy lessons, we'll snuggle up and listen to autumnal stories and write woodland tales. In maths, we'll thread and count conkers and order sticks of different lengths. We'll roll up our sleeves to make a clay owl or hedgehog, Autumn-scented play dough and 'squirrel muffins' for our forest friends.


Mrs Williams will visit our school and lead an Outdoor Learning session on Thursday 3rd October so please ensure that your child is appropriately dressed for the weather!


You are warmly invited to join us for an Autumnal 'Stay and Play' session at the end of our topic on Tuesday 22nd October at 9.00-9.45am.


How you can help at home

Woodlands are wonderful! Why not explore a local woodland together to build a fairy house using twigs, leaves and nuts? You could also cook some fabulous autumnal recipes such as pumpkin soup or toffee apple cakes. Alternatively, set up a mud kitchen in your garden.  What ingredients from the garden can you mix together to create an Autumn potion?

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Term 1 - Why do squirrels hide their nuts?

Sounds and Blending

Term 2 - Will you read me a story?

Term 3 - What happens when I fall asleep?

Term 4 - Are we nearly there yet?

Term 5 - Why do ladybirds have spots?

Term 6 - Do cows drink milk?

Kingfisher Woodpecker