Rio de Janeiro Class
Summer Term 2018
Welcome to our final term of the year and as always we have so much to fit in.
This term will see us getting ready to enter the role of being Year 1’s so there will be a more formal feel to the timetable but still lots of room to have fun as we journey together though our new themes.
As always we will be following the Early Years Curriculum which allows us to equally weight all 7 areas of the curriculum and allows us lots of flexibility , so that the children’s ideas and loves can come first.
We will start the term looking at our environment and what we have around us ‘From farm to fork’. We will be exploring our locality and thinking about where our food comes from and that will lead us into ‘Healthy planet, healthy us.’ Where as part of the curriculum we have to look at how we can stay healthy – making good food and exercise choices and also how we can protect where we live and all the creatures that live with us.
In the second half of the term we will start with ‘2,3,4 wheels and more’ . We will be investigating modes of transport and travel. We are also hoping for some vehicle visitors and we have asked if any autobots could pop over!!
We will finish with an always popular journey ‘It’s a bug’s life!’ We will be pond dipping and bug hunting. Looking at life cycles and creating bug hotels. Our Grande finale will be a Trinity Partnership Reception class ugly bug ball.
In maths we will be encouraging progress through, counting, place value, measure, addition and subtraction, shapes and practical problem solving.
In Literacy we will use the school literacy spine for inspiration – and continue with daily phonics, our ‘Monday morning Diaries’ to help support independent writing and keep up with our new love of ‘Talk for Writing.’
PE will continue with dance in order for us to prepare for May Day. Then we will enter into the world of athletics – Commonwealth Games inspired.
Finally, we get the opportunity to swim in June and this will encourage water confidence, listening skills and water safety.