Welcome to the YR Summer Term  overview webpage

OOO-ARRRRGH, ME HEARTIES!!! We are kicking off our new topic with a Splish, Splash, Splosh into the deep blue sea! Molly Roger, a friendly pirate, has sent us a message in a bottle asking us to help rescue her from a desert island!

We will be thinking about all things wet, wet, wet with our water based topic this half term. In Literacy we will be reading fiction books such as ‘The Snail and the Whale’ and ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ as our inspiration for writing stories and riddles. We will be focusing on making our writing exciting to the reader by using some fabulous adjectives and exciting sentence starters. We will also be looking at some non-fiction books such as ‘My First Big Book of the Ocean’ to help us learn key facts.

In Phonics, we will be continuing our Phase 4 scheme of work as well as reading and spelling Busy Bee words.

In Maths we will be revising our counting and subitising skills, as well as learning all about pairs of numbers that make 10.

In Understanding of the World, we will be talking about all of the uses we have for water, investigating floating and sinking properties, and how to care for our oceans.

In P.E., we will be doing athletics and preparing for our Sports Day by practise running in relay races and working in teams over obstacles.

In Art we will be doing some observational drawings of real fish, collaborative sea collages and studying the artist Andy Goldsworthy.

In Music, we will be practising singing as a year group for a rather special end of year sing-a-long. Watch this space!

As always, underpinning all subject areas is Communication and Language whereby we will be practising to express ourselves and continue to expand our vocabulary based on all the new learning we will be immersed in.

In PSED we will be talking about changes and getting ready for our exciting adventure into Year One! How did that happen already?! Get your tissues at the ready. It’s going to be emotional!

We also can’t wait until our exciting Pirate day. We have a special Pirate Visitor, will be making Pirate accessories and singing some good old fashioned Sea Shanties!

So come aboard, and let’s set sail for weeks of learning and fun!


Welcome to Reception presentation

Holland Road: Click here to view the pdf version of the presentation or click here to download the PowerPoint audio version.

School Road: Click here to view the pdf version of the presentation or click here to download the PowerPoint audio version.

Reception Resources

Core Knowledge Topic Teaser   Our Curriculum Reading & Phonics Talk Topic help Parent Portal Info

Click here to download a presentation with audio.

Click here to view a pdf version.


Maths at Home


Fine Motor Skills

Click here to view an introduction video to Portal.

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