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Reception Spring

The main focus of our learning is always based on or around stories, with a particular emphasis on traditional tales. Some of the texts that we have looked at this term include: ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’, ‘Aliens love Underpants’, ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, and ‘The Little Red Hen’. We have completed a range of different literacy activities linked to these texts, including writing questions to ask an alien and an adventure story about an amazing pair of shoes. In maths, we designed a pair of trousers for the smartest giant, which allowed us to test our understanding of doubling and halving and we used our number knowledge to measure Jack’s beanstalk.


In the spring term, we also celebrated Chinese New Year and made observations of the world around us. It was great to discuss our knowledge of the world and different countries. As part of our learning we also looked at different climates and how/why they are different to ours.


In the second half of the term, we went on a scientific journey to explore and test different ideas. Our journey began by looking at the story of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ on World Book Day. We then made peppermint creams and a river of gloop to observe how the ingredients react with each other. As part of this theme, we also visited the planetarium and had a space party to celebrate our writing success!