Love of Learning, Love of Life, Love of One Another
Welcome to Reception.
Our topic this half term is called ‘On the Move’ and will pull together our thoughts and experiences of journeys we have made and the various forms of transport we have traveled on.
Each week we will be considering journeys made by a specific mode of transport for example by foot, by road, by rail etc. As part of our Understanding of the World (UW) studies the children will be map making and using atlases/globes to explore and compare their local area with popular holiday destinations abroad. We will also be learning about vehicles from the past and comparing them to the present. In Design Technology the children will have the opportunity to use their imagination as they design and construct a vehicle, a design project which is linked to our science work on pushes and pulls. Also, in science the children will investigate material properties such as magnetism, linked to Brio train sets and absorbency as they design and make paper boats. Our ICT studies focus on making journeys using programmable toys and computer software. PE days this term will be Wednesday & Friday and as we may be having PE outside please ensure your child has some PE shoes or trainers in their kit.
During the last week of term, we will be involved in the preparations for Easter, reflecting on season changes, signs of new life and how as Christians we celebrate the rising of our Lord Jesus on Easter Sunday.
An overview of the work we hope to cover this half term is available to view as a PDF document below.
Mrs Borwell, Mrs Wilkinson & Mrs Atkinson.