Meet our team
Miss Sowray is the teacher in Reception.
Also in Reception are Mrs Brunt (Thursdays and Fridays), Mrs Price, Mrs Robson and Ms Bray.
In Reception, we have a very busy and fun-packed half term ahead. Our topic is 'By the Seaside'. We will begin the topic by learning all about pirates and will then learn about the different creatures that live in the sea and about traditional seaside activities - past and present.
We will continue to consolidate our ability to write in full sentences and will begin to write our own stories, based on stories we read in class.
We will continue to practise our cursive letter formation in order to form letters of a similar size.
This half term we will continue to develop our number skills and will practise counting all the way to 100. We will also continue to practise sequencing numbers and will say 1 more or one less than a given number.
We will be practising forming the digits 0-9 - making sure they are the right way around.
We will also learn to tell the time to 0'clock and even half past.
Our topic this half term is 'Living Things'. This will include plants, minibeasts and animals. Our learning will be based around both fiction and non-fiction texts which cover this theme. These will include, 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'My Bean Diary', 'Superworm', 'The Hungry Caterpillar' and 'Dear Zoo'.
We will be continuing to develop our ability to write in sentences and will continue to include some tricky words. We will also begin to write a series of sentences.
Please keep encouraging the cursive font at home - all lowercase letters should begin with a lead (or a 'whoosh' as we call it in class).
When reading, we will read full sentences and talk about what we have read.
This half term we will begin by halving and sharing amounts of objects. We will also continue to add and subtract single digit numbers and will begin to count in 2s 5s and 10s. We will be doing lots of estimation this half term.
We will be using the book, 'How many Legs?' as a hook into addition.
Also, we will be revisiting repeated patterns and will use language related to time.
Our learning will be based around the theme of 'Traditional Tales'. In particular, we will be focusing on the stories of 'The Three Little Pigs', 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'.
The above traditional tales will be the focus in English this half term. Whilst reading the stories, we will discuss the characters, the settings and the key events. We will also look at the basic features of a traditional tale such as the use of 'Once upon a time' and 'They all lived happily ever after'.
We are continuing to develop our ability to blend and segment words as well as to write simple sentences. We are even beginning to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces!
We will be using objects to consolidate our understanding of one more and one less and addition and subtraction before beginning to count on and backwards in our heads and on our fingers to find the answers. We will also begin to develop an understanding of doubling.
Shape, Space and Measure
This half-term we will learn the days of the week and the months of the year.
We will also learn the names and describe the basic properties of both 2D and 3D shapes and will begin to use key language related to money.
This half term our topic is 'Super Adventures'. Based on the interests of the children we will be covering both superheroes and dinosaurs.
In English this half term, the children will begin to apply their phonic's knowledge to write simple sentences. They will also begin to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.
In maths, we are learning all about adding. We will be using lots of different objects to help us add two groups of objects together and will begin to represent additions using the add (+) and equals (=) signs.
We will also be developing our estimation skills and will be developing our understanding of the words 'more' and 'fewer'.
Shape, Space and Measure
We will be learning about weight and length and will be using lots of comparative language.
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.