Reception Termly Information Spring 2 2019

Summary of this terms learning

This half term Reception children delved into the imaginary world of Fairytales with their topic of ‘Once Upon a Time’. Using the book ‘The Jolly Postman’ as a stimulus, each week the children read a letter which the Jolly Postman delivered to a different Fairytale character. The characters unlocked the door to the story they were from and a wealth of learning for the children.


Designing and building castles using 2D and 3D shapes

Cutting and assembling crowns

Retelling the story using pictures, words and actions

Making o’clock times to match different events in the story

Little Red Riding Hood

Character role play and hot seating

Writing WANTED posters to find the Big Bad Wolf

Making saltdough and moulding it into food

Constructing baskets strong enough to hold the saltdough food

Counting different amounts of fruit and vegetables

Useful website links to continue learning at home                      

Oxford Owl is packed with expert advice, top tips and activity ideas so you can help your child with reading and maths.

Words for Life is the National Literacy Trust’s website for parents.

Fun and free Literacy games, activities and clips.

Fun and free Maths games, activities and clips.

Essential curriculum-based teaching resources, inventive ways to inspire learning through play and reassuring support.

Jack and the Beantstalk

Assembling giant beanstalks together in teams

Chalking and drawing beanstalks and ordering them by size

Measuring beanstalks using cubes and rulers

Planting runner bean plants                   

Estimating amounts of beans and gems and counting to check

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Making bear puppets and masks

Researching different types of bears

Writing sorry letters in role as Goldilocks

Making and tasting porridge

Measuring different amounts of porridge using spoons and cups

This half term also saw the children enjoying a number of themed days, from World Book Day, to Pancake Day, to Red Nose Day. An added highlight was the Mother’s Day Pampering Afternoon which the children hosted. They had great fun making and decorating cupcakes, decorating tiaras, giving hand massages, and experimenting with hair styles.

Parent’s also had the opportunity to come into the Reception classrooms for the afternoon to look through their child’s learning journey with them. This is always such a valuable experience for the children who love showcasing what they have learnt and talking about the amazing things that they have achieved and produced.

Children’s comments about their learning

“We made up our own plays and pretended to be the characters.”

“My beanstalk was nearly 100 cubes tall.”

“The porridge was delicious.”

“I loved looking at my learning journey with my Mummy and my Grandma.”