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Our World



Our topic this term is 'Our World’ We will be thinking about how plants and animals grow and change, their life cycles and what helps them to thrive.  Later in the term, we will be thinking about animals from around the world.  Following our trip to Peak Wildlife we will be thinking about their habitats and how they are the same or different to the chicks we studied earlier in the term.

What are we doing this half term?

This half term we will be looking at the non-fiction book all about how to 'Grow your own Bean Plant. We will be focusing on the features of a set of instructions.  We will then write our own set of instructions and keep a diary about our very own bean plant.  We will be practising writing more than one sentence that can be read by ourselves and others.  We will also be reading the fairy tale ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ concentrating on retelling and changing the story to add a twist to share with our Year 2 friends.


In maths, we will be moving on to addition and subtraction.  We explore these concepts through using several models and images including a 10’s frame, Numicon and the part-part-whole model.  We then learn about doubles and halves.  Finally, we investigate the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.



     Important Information

  • PE will be on a Friday (outside). Children to come to school in school uniform and bring in a PE kit to keep here. Please make sure your child has suitable outdoor trainers.
  • Bank Holiday- Monday 1st May and Monday 8th May 2023.
  • Our trip to Peak Wildlife is on Monday 26th June 2023.  A letter and further details to follow.


At Puss Bank School and Nursery, we use the phonic scheme Little Wandle Revised Letters and Sounds to teach phonics. 

Please follow the link here to gain access to the Little Wandle Parent Information section on their website. 

Phase 3 Grapheme information sheet

Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1

This Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1 video is designed to be shared with families to help them support the learning at home.

Maths Tutorial for EYFS - find out how children learn to count and understand numbers in the EYFS.

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Reception summer term curriculum leaflet