Reception – Oak Class

Mrs D Babouris

The Snail and the Whale


This is the tale of a snail and a whale, this is the tale of the incredible snail, who sailed around he world on a tale of a whale. Then came the day when the whale lost his way and was beached in a bay, and he heavily, helplessly lay in the bay.

Autumn 1 2021-2022
Autumn 2 2021-2022

Books you could share with your child at home:

  • Mr Seahorse by Eric Carle
  • Tiddler by Julia Donaldson
  • A House For Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
  • Sharing A Shell
  • Charlie and Lola, Look After Your Planet
  • Information books about sea creatures, oceans and seas

Summer Term 2 – Oak Class

  • Mrs Babouris
  • PE
  • Friday AM
  • PE Kit
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Trainers
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
The children are learning about Healthy and Safe Lifestyles. They will be learning about making healthy choices and keeping safe and assessing risk. They will learn about how to keep their bodies healthy and safe and being assertive and getting support. They will learn about medicines, and why some people need medicines. They will learn about road safety. They will be learning more about expressing feelings and considering the feelings too. They will develop resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge, and identify how to moderate feelings. They will also think about the perspectives of others, and how to manage personal needs.
Communication and Language
The children will listening to a variety of stories, poems and rhymes. They act out stories, and engage in varied, cross curricular and holistic opportunities to interact with peers. They will review their own learning and talk about what they have been learning, their ideas and what challenges they faced or overcame. They will describe events and objects in some detail, and use talk to help work out problems, and to explain how things work and why they might happen. They will also be creating their own stories and narratives through a range of mediums, such as exploring the Mud Kitchen, imaginative play with objects and playing with peers.
Physical Development
The children will continue to work on coordination skills and gross and fine motor muscles by using large and small apparatus, e.g. : bats, balls, hoops, as well as pencil control and handwriting skills. They will work on developing their fine motor skills, to begin to use other tools more successfully for cutting and construction, as well as handwriting skills. They will learn about the different factors that support our overall health and wellbeing, such as healthy eating, and exercise. They will begin to talk about the different factors that support wellbeing such as having a good sleep, being a safe pedestrian and use of screen time.
Literacy
The children will continue to enjoy many, varied stories, rhymes, poems and non-fiction texts, and use our imagination to make up our own stories. They will be using non-fiction texts to find out about different sea creatures and their habitats. They will continue to review phonemes (letter sounds) and tricky words and use this knowledge for reading and writing. They will also continue to build and extend reading and writing skills by reading and writing simple sentences, and focus on how to form lower case and capital letters correctly. They will also spell words by identifying the sounds and then writing these sounds with letters.
Mathematics
They children will be learning about the properties of 3-D shapes. They will explore the composition of 9 and 10, and look at estimation. We will look at number patterns to 20, matching pictures to numerals, and about 10 frame filling and beyond, and 10 frame subtraction. They will explore in detail numbers to 20, and look at most and least. They will continue to use counting games, rhymes and songs to develop their knowledge and understanding of number and of amounts. They will be exploring and investigating varied mathematical resources , e.g puzzles, magnetic building shapes and creating patterns and designs.
Understanding the World
The children will continue with the summer term’s topic, ‘The Great Outdoors’ and they will be learning all about the different creatures that live in the seas and oceans, through books, stories, the Internet and through our own observations, for example, when doing an observational paintings of real fish. We will be exploring the great outdoors, and we will be looking at mini-beasts within their natural environments when visiting the Forest School site, to enjoy our weekly, ‘Woodland Explorers’ sessions through out this final term. We will also learn more about the different jobs, and activities that adults do.
Expressive Arts and Design
The children will continue to draw, paint and print to achieve a range of effects: they will do observational drawings, and make a variety of models. In music, they will sing and play percussion instruments, and explore sounds, for example: high and low, loud and soft. They will focus on matching pitch and following melody. They will also enjoy cross-curricular and topic-based focus activities from Charagra online music school, called ‘Everyone! – exploring family, friends, people and music from around the world.

Summer Term 1 – Oak Class

  • Mrs Babouris
  • PE
  • Thursday PM
  • PE Kit
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Trainers
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
The children will be learning about healthy choices and how to stay healthy, as well as keeping safe and assessing risk. They will learn about safety and medicines, and why some people need medicines. They will learn about road safety. The children will be
learning more about expressing their feelings and considering the feelings of others. They will be developing their resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge, and learning how to identify and moderate their own feelings. The children will be begin to think about the perspectives of others, and how to manage their own needs.
Communication and Language
We will enjoy listening to a variety of stories, poems and rhymes. We will use our role play to explore and act out stories, both
inside and outside. We will review our own learning and talk about what we have been learning, what our ideas were, and what challenges we faced or overcame. We will be learning to describe events and objects in some detail, and use talk to help work out problems, and to explain how things work and why they might happen. We will be retelling stories, and creating our own stories and narratives through a range of mediums, such as exploring the ‘mud kitchen.’
Physical Development
We will continue to work on developing our coordination skills and gross and fine motor muscles by using large and small apparatus, e.g. bats, balls, hoops, as well as pencil control and handwriting skills. We will also work on developing our small motor skills, to begin to use other tools more successfully for cutting and construction, as well as handwriting skills. We will learn about the different factors that support our overall health and wellbeing, such as healthy eating, and exercising regularly
Literacy
We will enjoy many varied stories, rhymes, poems and non-fiction texts, and use our imagination to make up our own stories. We will be using non-fiction texts to find out about different creatures and their habitats. We will continue to read and write simple
phrases and sentences. We will be learning to form lower case and capital letters correctly, and spelling words by identifying the sounds and then writing these sounds with letters. We will be learning to read what we have written to check it makes sense. We will be writing for different purposes, such as lists, letters, stories and facts about what we notice in the world around us.
Mathematics
We will be learning about the properties of 3-D shapes, by matching shapes, printing and pattern making. We will explore the composition of 9 and 10, and look at estimation. We will look at number patterns to 20, matching pictures to numerals, and
about 10 frame filling and beyond, and 10 frame subtraction. We will explore in detail numbers to 20, and look at most and least. We will then explore and learn about numbers to 20 and beyond. We will be exploring and investigating many varied mathematical resources , e.g. puzzles, magnetic building shapes, junk modeling materials, and creating patterns and designs
Understanding the World
This term our topic is ‘The Great Outdoors’! We will be learning about growing and planting. We will be planting in the classroom and outside. Later on in the term, we will watch as caterpillars become butterflies. We will be exploring the great outdoors, and
we will be looking for mini-beasts of all kinds. We will be focusing on mini beasts, and their habitats, and using first hand observation and factual books to find out more about these creatures. We will learn about how mini beasts are very important for humans and plant life, and how we should respect the natural world and look after it together.
Expressive Arts and Design
We will draw, paint and print to achieve a range of effects: we will do observational drawings, and make models of various kinds. In music, we will sing and play percussion instruments to explore sounds for example, high and low, loud and soft. We will also
enjoy cross-curricular and topic-based focus activities from Charagra online music school, called ‘Everyone! ‘ which explores family, friends, people and music from around the world. We will develop our storylines in our pretend play. We will return to and build on our previous learning, refining ideas and developing our ability to represent them.

Spring Term 1 – Oak Class

  • Mrs Babouris
  • Mrs Aziz
  • PE
  • Friday AM
  • PE Kit
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Trainers
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This helps develop the young minds to be well rounded individuals.
Communication and Language
Through a range of techniques we will help the children to develop their communication and language skills
Physical Development
This will help the pupils with their coordination, skills using tools such as pencils, information and support with their health and selfcare.
Literacy
Children will be improving their reading & writing skills through books, rhymes and phrases
Mathematics
Children will become more familiar with numbers, and will become confident counting to 10 and above.
Understanding the World
This will help the children to become open minded individuals that understand the similarities and differences between themselves and others.
Expressive Arts and Design
Children will be participating in a range of activities that will allow them to be creative, such as songs, dancing, using colours etc.

Autumn Term 2 – Oak Class

  • Mrs Babouris
  • Mrs Aziz
  • PE
  • Friday AM
  • PE Kit
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Trainers
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This helps develop the young minds to be well rounded individuals.
Communication and Language
Through a range of techniques we will help the children to develop their communication and language skills
Physical Development
This will help the pupils with their coordination, skills using tools such as pencils, information and support with their health and selfcare.
Literacy
Children will be improving their reading & writing skills through books, rhymes and phrases
Mathematics
Children will become more familiar with numbers, and will become confident counting to 10 and above.
Understanding the World
This will help the children to become open minded individuals that understand the similarities and differences between themselves and others.
Expressive Arts and Design
Children will be participating in a range of activities that will allow them to be creative, such as songs, dancing, using colours etc.

Autumn Term 1 – Oak Class

  • Mrs Babouris
  • Mrs Aziz
  • PE
  • Friday AM
  • PE Kit
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Trainers
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Our theme is beginning and belonging. We will be thinking about ourselves as valued individuals within the school community and about how special we are. We will be learning to value and respect ourselves and our peers. We will be learning how to keep everyone safe and about our emotions.
Communication and Language
We will develop our speaking and listening skills through stories, songs, rhymes and role play, as well as through interaction with our peers and adults through a variety of learning experiences, both inside and outside. We will be finding out about one another’s likes and dislikes, favourite colours, stories, things to do, foods and different ways of doing things.
Physical Development
We will listen and respond to different types of music. We will also work on cutting skills and developing our muscles for pencil control and handwriting skills. In our PE sessions we will be building up our basic physical skills, developing our listening skills and our understanding of positional language.
Literacy
We will enjoy many, varied stories, rhymes, poems and non-fiction texts. We will learn some phonemes (letter sounds), and use this knowledge in our reading and writing.
Mathematical Development
We will have opportunities to settle in and learn about the inside and outside areas of provision, as well as key times of day, class routines, where things belong and positional language. We will match and sort and compare amounts. We will compare mass, size and capacity and explore pattern.
Understanding the World
We will be learning about ourselves, our bodies, our feelings, our senses and how exciting it is to grow and change. We will use ICT both to enable and to reinforce our learning. In RE, we will be exploring the topic of God, creation and incarnation, and learning about Harvest Festival and Christmas.
Expressive Arts and Design
We will be drawing, painting, printing and making models, often inspired by stories we read and the artwork we consider together. The children will also have the opportunity to make collages and patterns. We will be listening to music, and learning songs from around the world, as well as playing percussion instruments in the classroom and outside.