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Understand Building Learning Power
Reception Curriculum MapSpring 2 Topic - Animals and Spring
Communication, Language & Literacy
We will be writing a simple letter to the zoo based on the story ‘Dear Zoo’. Can we use a ‘wow’ adjective to describe an animal? We will be acting out and retelling stories using props from our story sacks to develop our story language.
The story sacks include objects, keywords, materials and pictures from the story that enable children to fully immerse themselves in a story world. Who am I? We will be writing clues describing jungle animals and reading them to our friends.
We will revise the sounds taught in the last term and learn new sounds including some tricky words. We will be discussing healthy and not so healthy foods after reading the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.
Sequencing our school day using time language such as first, next, then. How many cubes can you fit in your hand? We will use non standard methods to estimate and measure different objects in our classroom. We will also be using scales to compare objects by weight.
Expressive Arts & Design
With the children’s help, we will be transforming our role play area into a new imaginary world.
We will be making a range of animal puppets, masks and props to add to our role play areas.
We will have the opportunity to dress up for World Book day and talk about our favourite characters and books. We will be talking about why we love our mummies and making Mother’s Day cards
Understanding of the World
Through the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ we will be learning about the life cycles of butterflies, frogs and chicks.
We will be focusing on our letter formation and making sure we use our handwriting phrases to form our letters correctly. We also want to make sure that lazy letters hang below the line whilst tall letters nearly touch the top line (but don’t!).
In our P.E sessions we will be introducing ‘Kick rounders’ and begin to talk about being a good team player. We will be learning to take turns and work together to achieve a high score.
BASICS & Characteristics of Learning
This half term we will be focusing on the following two characteristics:
- Keeping on trying – Persisting with activity when challenges occur.
- Being willing to have a go – Taking a risk, engaging in new experiences, and learning by trial and error.
Personal, Social & Emotional
We are becoming problem solvers! Can we sort out little problems by ourselves?
Such as somebody having a toy we want to play with or a friend not wanting to play our game.
Can we can manage our feelings when something upsets or annoys us?