Meet our team

Miss S Sowray Mrs A Brunt  Mrs S Price

Miss Sowray              Mrs Brunt                    Mrs Price             Miss Dransfield

Summer 1 - Living Things

We will explore a range of plants, minibeasts and animals this half term. We will begin by using the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and will plant our very own beanstalks - discussing what they need to grow. We will also explore minibeasts and will use the stories of The Hungry Caterpillar and Superworm to inspire our learning. Then we will explore a range of animals and their habitats, including those in the wild and those which would be found on a farm.

Literacy

We will continue to write in full sentences - applying our phonics knowledge and including the tricky words we know. The children will begin to write a series of sentences to add extra information or to continue a narrative.

We will continue to focus on our letter formations ensuring our letters are of a similar size.

Maths

Number

This half term we will be consolidating our understanding of addition and subtraction, including number bonds to 10 (E.g. 9+1=10 or 2+8=10). We will also find half of and share different amounts of objects and will begin to count in 2s and 10s.

Shape, Space and Measure

We will discuss the names and properties of simple 3D shapes and will also build up our understanding of money - naming and sorting coins.

 

Spring 2 - Traditional Tales

This half term we will be reading a range of traditional tales, including some alternative versions. We will discuss the various characters and will begin to use story language such as 'once upon a time' and 'happily ever after'.

Literacy

The children will continue to write short captions and sentences, ensuring they sound out each word in turn – remembering capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

In phonics, we will begin Phase 4, looking at clusters of sounds such as br, cl and tw, whilst recapping the trickier sounds from the previous phase.

Maths

Number

We will continue to develop our understanding of addition and subtraction and will begin to solve them by using pictorial aids such as drawing 2 groups of objects and counting them altogether for addition or drawing an amount and crossing out according to what number needs subtracting. Some will begin to count on and backwards along a number line.

We will also explore the concepts of doubling and halving.

We have been amazed by the indpendent maths work:

Shape, Space and Measure

The children will consolidate their knowledge of 3D shapes – using the key vocabulary of faces, edges and vertices (corners). Can you spot and describe any 3D shapes when out and about?

 

Spring 1 - Adventures

This half term is all about adventure. This will mainly centre around the themes of superheroes and space but the topic also leaves lots of room to explore adventures in terms of the children's individual interests. We will base much of our learning on the stories of 'Supertato' as well as other books such as 'Aliens Love Underpants' and 'Eliot. Midnight Superhero'.

Maths

The children will continue to find one more and one less than a given amount and will continue to develop their ability to solve additions. We will also begin to read and write our own additions using the '+' and '=' signs. We will begin to solve subtractions practically.

We will explore money and the different coins through lots of sorting and matching activities. We will continue to use language involved with length and height in order to compare the size of different objects and will learn key vocabulary linked to distance. We will also begin to measure time in simple ways.

English

The children will continue to hear sounds throughout words and to develop their ability to write captions. We will also begin to write in full sentences - even including capital letters, finger spaces and full stops!

In phonics, the children are now learning the phase 3 sounds whilst recapping the letter sounds from phase 2. All the sounds are available on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx4Jj69J1-I

As part of One World Week, Reception learnt all about Italy. We painted with pasta and even had a go at building our very own Leaning Tower of Pisa.

 

Autumn 2 - Magic and Sparkle

Our topic this half term will centre around colour, celebrations and all things sparkly. We will begin by focusing on bonfire night and all the sights and sounds of fireworks. We will then move onto reading the well-loved story of Elmer and explore colour and pattern. We will continue our learning about colour by helping to make colourful potions for Winnie the Witch.

As we progress towards Christmas, we will have our very own post office in Reception and will be reading the story of the Jolly Postman before we set to work as elves in Santa's workshop.

Maths

We will continue to secure number recognition up to 20 and to continue to match the correct amounts to numerals. The children will find one more and one less than a given amount and will begin to solve additions practically, using the language of 'how many altogether?'

Through our topic, we will learn about pattern, capacity and mass. The children will begin to use words such as 'full', 'empty', 'half full' 'half empty' and 'heavy', 'light', 'heavier', 'lighter'. We will also learn the names of some basic 3d shapes.

English

The children will continue to learn their letter sounds within phonics sessions, using the Jolly phonics songs to help us. The children will begin to hear sounds throughout words and will begin to write simple captions. We will continue practising to form recognisable letters, using our pre-cursive font.

The Jolly Phonics songs are available on YouTube on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCMvsQho4ZE

 

Autumn 1

This term is all about the children settling into their new environment. They will learn classroom routines, get to know their new friends and explore the classroom - both inside and out.

Our learning will be emerged within the topic of All About Me in which the children will find out about each other and learn about the different body parts and senses. They will also discuss people who are special to them. We will then move this topic forward to encompass the people who help us in the wider community such as the police,  doctors and firemen.

Maths

The children will develop their recognition of numbers to 10 and their ability to count amounts of objects reliably. They will also learn the names and basic properties of 2D shapes.

English

We will be introducing the children to letter sounds within phonics sessions, using the Jolly phonics songs to help us. The children will begin to hear the initial sounds in words and will begin to form recognisable letters, using our pre-cursive font.

The Jolly Phonics songs are available on YouTube on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCMvsQho4ZE

 

PE

PE this term is on a Monday. Please ensure that long hair is tied up and earrings are removed. It would also be a big help if no tights are worn on a PE day as this speeds up getting ready.

Our Class Agreement

We will always show respect for everyone and everything.
We will always look after things in our classroom and share these with each other.
We will always choose kind words to say and use kind hands.
We will listen to adults and other children.
We will take turns to speak and put our hands up.

 

 

Super Sewing Skills shown when making pants for the aliens from Aliens Love Underpants!

Curriculum

Our aim is to making learning irresistible. We want the children of East Bierley to be respectful and honest with a sound knowledge of right and wrong and the role they have in our school, local and wider community, both now and in the future. We aim to nurture tolerance of others, self reflection and independent learning skills, children who have the resilience to solve problems and persevere with new skills using a ‘have a go’ attitude towards their learning. We aim to ensure our curriculum is meaningful and enables children to develop the skills they need for the future. The curriculum content is progressive and increasingly adapts to reflect what is relevant now, special anniversaries, the local area and children’s interests whilst ensuring coverage of the statutory curriculum is thorough.