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St Thomas' CE Primary Academy

Term 1

Welcome to Term 1

Theme: It's Good to Be Me

This term we will be giving opportunities for the children to settle into their new learning environments, form new friendships and begin to follow our school rules and routines.

Reception will be introduced to a range of stories this term including The Colour Monster and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. We will visit some traditional tales such as

Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Little Red Hen.


From these stories, there will be provision set up each week for the children to engage with and develop their communication and language. The provision will support children’s abilities within literacy, maths, understanding the world, physical development, personal social emotional development and expressive arts and design.

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 This term, the children have been developing their fine motor skills through activities. The children have also sung and acted out nursery rhymes, along with exploring their emotions using The Colour Monster story.

In Maths, the children have been learning all about sorting, ordering and matching. In small groups, they have been sorting objects into categories such as size, colour and shape.

Using the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the children have created their own bowl collages. They have also engaged in retelling the story and making porridge for the characters in the story.

The children have enjoyed exploring the story of The Little Red Hen. They have practiced planting seeds in soil, along with making their own collages and prints of The Little Red Hen. At the end of the week, a special visitor came to teach the children how make bread which they loved!     

The children have been looking at The Scarecrows' Wedding story. They have been using tweezers to remove sunflower seeds from old sunflowers to help develop their fine motor skills. The children have loved dancing to the Dingle Dangle Scarecrow nursery rhyme, making leaf prints and using Autumn objects to practice counting.

For the final week of term, the children have been learning about Diwali using the story The Best Diwali Ever. The children have drawn around their hands and made henna patterns using paint. The children have made firework paintings, playdough fireworks and rangoli patterns using pasta. It has been a bright and colourful week!