Mrs Ellis’s Reception Planning – Spring 2018

Spring Term 2018 – ON THE MOVE

Our theme this term is ‘On the move’ mainly focusing on the story ‘Lost and found’ and the ‘Ginger bread man’. We will explore the children’s thoughts and ideas on this. Our activities and learning will then develop from their interest whilst incorporating the skills of the curriculum.

Along side our theme ‘On the move’ we will be using our favourite story books to learn through play. We will be reading books such as ‘Lost and found’, ‘The Gingerbread man’, ‘Rosie’s walk’ and many more. The children will be retelling stories, role-playing, singing songs, drawing their favourite story characters as well as many mathematic and art activities linked to the stories we will be reading.

Health & Wellbeing
(Personal, Social Development)
✓ Continue discussions around our Rights Respecting class charter.
✓ Link children’s right to our topic work and class assemblies.
✓ Discussion stories relating to value of the month.
✓ Develop an awareness of different cultures views and beliefs.
✓ Link to Chinese New Year Celebrations.
✓ Develop an understanding of the behavioural expectations of the school and understand rules are necessary link to making rules for games during P.E.sessions.
Physical Development
✓ Play a variety of simple games making and changing rules
✓ Moving in a variety of ways using feet, hands and feet
✓ Work on Body Shapes star, tuck, pin shape
✓ Link to PESS
✓ Dance using variety of movements fast, slow low, high use topic stimulus e.g to learn and perform a dance for Chinese new Year
✓ Play simple co- operative and competitive games using balls, quoits, bean bags etc.
✓ Using scissors, pens, brushes, pencils, rollers to develop fine motor skills during creative activities
Use gardening tools safely and effectively

Language , Literacy and Communication
✓ Activities across the curriculum to encourage good listening and good talking techniques.
✓ Chat table re telling our news, significant events etc.
✓ Chatterboxes linked to topics.
✓ Special table for show and tell link to topic Winter, Chinese New Year, etc.
✓ Oral recount for personal news telling and writing.
✓ Develop Explanation skills using because in sentences.
✓ Enjoyment of reading, listening to a variety of stories, poems ,texts being read by adults, listen to stories, rhymes on c.d. and shown on Interactive White Board.
✓ Use Our Reading Treasures focus on activating prior knowledge, visualisation, questioning.
✓ Visualisation skills, what can you see when you listen to this poem ,story.
✓ Questioning : asking and answering questions about texts
✓ Continue with phonics and Sound books Phase 2 Letters and Sounds using Jolly phonic approach letters j,v,w,x,y,z move on to Phase 3 sh ,th,ch,ng,ee oo
✓ Blending known sounds together to read and spell simple words
✓ Recognise tricky words I, the, was ,no, go etc
✓ Promote ‘have a go’ writing so children see themselves as writers.
✓ Practise correct letter formation , correspond with letter sounds being taught.
✓ Consolidate good sitting and use of tri pod grip.
✓ Use full stops and start to use capital letters.
✓ Write appropriate words and captions.
✓ Label pictures write lists, cards etc.
✓ Explanation writing e.g I like Winter because……. The water froze because………….

Mathematics & Numeracy
✓ Continue learning to recite up to 20 (forwards and backwards) and in simple sequences e.g. 2’s and 10’s
✓ To compare and order numbers up to at least 10
✓ Writing numbers with correct formation to at least 10
✓ 1 more than
✓ 1 fewer than
✓ Using our number lines
✓ Number bonds :1- 5 and 1-10
✓ Simple addition
Handling Data
✓ Sorting freely and according to given criteria.
✓ Sort according to 2 criteria e.g. a blue triangle , a pair of black shoes with laces etc.
✓ Using ‘check in’ board and birthday board to gather information.
✓ Sorting animals, cars, food etc. according to given criteria and children’s own criteria.
Shape Position and movement
✓ Practise being able to move in given directions and to make whole and half turns.
✓ To use the concept of time in terms of daily events, eg our school day
✓ Begin to have an idea of how long tasks by using sand timers etc
✓ Start using standard units of time to read hours on a clock.
✓ To use direct comparisons when describing temperature and to begin to use descriptive words for a range of temperatures.

Welsh Language Development
✓ Continue daily welsh sessions
✓ Simple greetings
✓ Answer questions e.g. Sut wyt ti? Sut mae’r tywydd heddiw? Pwy wyt ti?
✓ Continue with Tedi Twt stories
✓ Welsh songs
✓ Dillad Tedi Twt
✓ Learn and perform a variety of songs for St David’s Day celebrations

Humanities, Science and Technology
(Knowledge and Understanding of the World)
✓ Explore and experiment
✓ Develop thinking skills when asking and answering questions
✓ Make observations and measurements
✓ Through enquiry, he is able to identify changes in his environment (seasons)
✓ Understand some everyday materials change when heated and cooled
✓ Eg making bird feeders and ice lollies
✓ Make ice lollies melt ice cubes
✓ Use their senses to sort everyday materials
✓ Look at atlases globes link to Polar habitats

Creative Development
Art craft and design
✓ Develop and use their understanding of colour, line, tone, texture and pattern: use cold colours to paint draw make Winter scenes using paint, pastels, crayons, materials etc.
✓ Design ,make dragons linked to Chinese New Year
✓ Look at typical Chinese Art
✓ Sing a range of songs with others.
✓ Link to topic, winter, etc.
✓ Recognise and describe sounds.
✓ Express feelings through movement.
✓ Use different shapes and types of travel eg : star, tuck. Skip, hop, jump, march etc.
✓ Listen to Lets Move BBC Radio –Winter.
✓ Work on their own and with others, develop partner work.

Information, Communication Technology
✓ Explore IWB to play a variety of games.
✓ Navigate through programmes eg Izzy’s Island.
✓ Link Letter Learning activities to Letters and Sounds games and use Jolly Phonic interactive games on IWB and ipads.
✓ Link apps on ipads to all learning.
✓ Use Splosh to create scenes pictures learn to save and retrieve work.
✓ Use of camera and headphones

Forest School
✓ Activities and games to develop co–operation, team building and problem solving skills.
✓ Develop confidence and enjoyment of outdoors.
✓ Forest school activities will ink to class topic where appropriate.

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