Welcome to the YR Spring Term  overview webpage

So this term we are in need of a Hero! And there are plenty in our community to find out about!

We are hoping to find out more about the role of ‘Heroes in our Community’ by chatting to a few heroes via Zoom. We hope to hear from the school nurse and some parents with ‘Hero’ jobs. We will be reading stories and looking at ways we can be ‘heroes’ around our school by caring for each other and being ready to keep ourselves safe.

In Phonics we will begin to learn our Phase 3 letter sounds, including DIAGRAPHS and a few TRIGRAPHS!!!!! (ask your kids what they mean) and revise our Phase 2 sounds. We will be practising our blending and segmenting and play lots of games to spot the new sounds we have learnt. Don’t forget to practise your Phonics at home and see how many you can spot when you are out and about!

Children can continue to choose books to take home from our class book corners as often as you wish and change your reading scheme books twice a week.

In Maths we will be introducing the concept of ‘subtraction’ as taking away and continue accurate 1:1 counting of objects. We will try out our measuring skills to find the length of some firefighter’s hoses and height of houses.

In Understanding of the World we will be finding out if we can find the fastest type of car to whizz to our emergencies, talk about the type of job we would like when we’re older and think how we can look after our bodies.

This half term we are focusing on the Gymnastics aspect of PE. We will be moving with control and co-ordination using apparatus such as benches, mats and boxes to balance and travel along. Then using our jumping and performance skills to finish our routines.

We will also be beginning to learn our cursive script in handwriting and will be practising forming one letter a week, starting with all the curly letters of c,a,g,d,o and q.

In Design we will continue to work on a range of skills using observations to create a design of an emergency vehicle. We will explore ways to join materials and choose resources to build and construct with.

In Music we will continue to follow our Music Express program and adhering to Coronavirus restrictions that ensure we are singing in small groups and using well ventilated areas. We will me making music of our own using our school’s wide range of instruments and learning some tricky body percussion.

In PSED we will be teaching the children how to stay healthy by washing their hands and looking at how to stay safe around home and school. We will look at the role of medicines in staying healthy and how brushing our teeth, washing our hair, applying sun cream and having a wash all can help.

In Computing we will talk about ways we can stay safe online and then further develop our mouse skills by learning about activities and games that can help with reading, writing, maths and creativity.

As always, underpinning all subject areas is Communication and Language whereby we will be practising to express ourselves effectively and continue to expand our vocabulary about our Heroes topic.

Children will be learning inside as well as outside so don’t forget to practise doing up your coat at home so you can get outside and get stuck in as quickly as you can! 

Welcome to Reception presentation

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

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

West Hove Infants Introduction to Portal

Click here to view an introduction video to Portal.

Reception Resources

Topic Overview   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

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