Mrs Robinson

Welcome to Reception!

Welcome back after the half term break. It was wonderful last half term seeing all of the children settling into school life and enjoying making new friends.

This is an exciting half term as we are fast approaching Christmas. We are continuing to look at the changing seasons and will begin to look at different celebrations that happen at this time of the year. The children will be involved in making enterprise projects to sell at the Christmas markets and of course we will be getting ready for the Christmas performance later in the half term.

What are we learning?

Understanding the World

This half term we are learning about the changing seasons and celebrations. We will talk about why the seasons change and how these changes make us feel.

Expressive Arts and Design

The children are going to be creating images autumn and winter using different materials. We will look carefully at the colours that we can use to describe nature at this time of the year.

Communication and Language

The children will be looking at the key parts of the book such as, the front cover, spine and the blurb. We will introduce and sing new songs and rhymes. We will also be reading and blending CVC words

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

This term we are going to continue to think about our own feelings and the feelings of others. We will look at how to moderate our feelings and how to manage conflict.

Physical Development

We are going to be making full use of our outdoor area to develop gross motor skills. We will be using the new bike area to cycle and we are lucky enough to have members of the Oldham sport team coming in to teach us how to play new games.


The children will continue with their daily phonics lessons. We will spend time saying the sounds and blending these sounds to say words. We will also be trying to write CVC words and write as closely as possible to the lines on the page. We will be reading ‘The Leaf Thief’ by Alica Hemming.


The children will continue to work on numbers to five this half term. We will look at counting, writing the number and adding two numbers to make the total. We will also be spending time looking at naming and sorting shapes as well as comparing length and height.

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