YR Autumn Term

YR Autumn Term

Our Year R teachers are Miss Scott in Hedgehogs and Miss Fullstone in Rabbits. 

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Autumn Term in Reception

We visit the Woodland Walk every Wednesday afternoon, please ensure your child has appropriate clothing in school, e.g. a waterproof and wellies.
In Reception our topics and contexts change regularly as we are guided by the interests of the children. Some topics that we will definitely cover are:
  • Autumn
  • Dinosaurs
  • Families
  • Special people and people who help us
  • Celebrations
This term we will be learning and practising some of the following skills:
Communication and Language:  We will be learning to:
Listen in a group
Follow instructions
Explain our ideas
PSED
Belonging: We will be thinking about ways to keep ourselves safe in school and thinking of ways to be kind to others.
Enjoying: We will be learning about how to be a good friend by inviting others to join in our games and sharing.
Succeeding: We will be learning to say what we are good at and think of things we would like to get better at. We will be learning to make good choices about how to use our learning time.
Trying: We will be learning to try new challenges and thinking of ways to help ourselves if we get stuck.
Physical Development
From half term we will do indoor PE every Friday
We do Fidgety Fingers every day to help improve our fine motor skills
We have access to a variety of equipment in our Reception playground to help strengthen our muscles and improve our spatial awareness, including: the climbing wall, wheeled vehicles and giant construction.
Literacy: Reading  We will be learning to:
Recognise the front cover and the book title
Recognise letters and say the sound they make
Blend sounds to read words
Retell a familiar story
Answer questions about a familiar text 
We change reading books every Tuesday and Friday.   We visit the library every Wednesday.
Phonics:
We follow Ruth Miskin’s Read, Write Inc phonics programme. www.phonicsplay.co.uk is a really useful website for phonics games.
Literacy: Writing   We will be learning to:
Hold our pencils correctly 
Form our letters correctly
Say and write the first sound in a word, e.g. p for pirate
Write simple words by segmenting the sounds in them, e.g. split cat into c-a-t
Spell some common words correctly
Use finger spaces to separate words
Maths: We will be learning to:
Count a group of objects by saying one number for each object
Recognise written numerals to 10, then 20
Compare groups of objects using the language of more, less, fewer and the same.
Say the number that is 1 more and 1 less than a given number
Add 2 numbers by counting objects. 
Recognise, name and describe 2D shapes
Compare the height, length and weight of different objects
Understanding the World
We will practise describing changes we see.
We will compare similarities and differences between people, animals, plants and objects.
We will learn to use the computer safely
We will practise using the mouse and touchscreens to explore games and programs
RE
We will be learning about:
  • Special People in our lives
  • Jesus’ Birthday
  • Christmas
Expressive Arts and Design
We will practise: mixing different colours, painting for a purpose, painting recognisable shapes, adding detail to our paintings
We will explore malleable materials including clay and salt dough, learning how to use our hands and our tools to create different effects
We will learn to use a variety of materials to create models, exploring different ways to join them together
We will explore a variety of musical instruments and learn to sing some simple songs