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Term 5

Is life an adventure?

This term we will be looking at the overarching question 'Is life an adventure?' we will be looking at answering this questions through exploring different types of adventures which can be experienced. We will be looking at adventures of favourite books characters such as 'The Gruffalo' and looking at the retelling of familiar stories and beginning to write short sentences to describe the parts of stories, the settings and the characters.


In Understanding of the World, this term we will be exploring different materials and what each material can do or could be used for, we will be at pushing and pulling and what we can do with these two actions and we will also be exploring Castles, what they were used for and where we have seen them.


We are going to be looking at 'Living in the wider World' in PSED and concentrating on how we can care for our environment, keep our world looking beautiful and discovering ways which we can make a difference to our own environment.


In RE we will be looking at Gods creations-  why different creatures were created, who is God to Christians and exploring our understanding of why people were created in the eyes of God.


We have been reading the story 'The Gruffalo'. The children have really enjoyed painting the gruffalo, creating story mountains and acting out this story using masks. In Maths we have been looking at both 2D and 3D shapes. We have been on shapes hunts, describing shapes to our friends, matching shapes to their properties and sorting different shapes.






The children have taken part in balance bike training, it has been incredible to watch a group of children flourish as the week has progressed into confident bike users, who can talk about the parts of the bike, appropriate clothing to wear and safe ways to stand and move with a bike.

Great work Reception!




This week we have begun to read the text 'Supertato', the children have been creating their own super-hero and then writing in speech bubbles. In Maths we have begun to look at number bonds to 10 and we have been encouraging each other to find lots of different ways to find 10. We have also been learning how to play tennis with 'Boston Tennis Club', the children had outstanding listening skills and took turns accordingly, they showed lots of resilience and never gave up. Well done!