j Reception - Barnton


Welcome to our Reception class page, we are so excited to be able to share our learning with you. 

This term, our topic is 'Things that Squiggle and Squirm!' and we will be learning all about different creepy, crawly creatures, making the most of our amazing school environment.

In our Literacy lessons, we will start the term with 'Oi Frog!', a funny, rhyming text to consolidate our learning about frogs.  We will write our own rhyming poems too.  Next, we will focus on the story 'Tadpole's Promise' thinking about metamorphosis and writing alternative endings for the tale.   We will use 'Talk4Writing' to learn the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar', and link this to some amazing Eric Carle-inspired artwork.  All of our literacy work is underpinned by exciting daily phonics sessions where the children learn new sounds to build up their reading and writing skills.

In Maths, we will be looking at the properties of 3D shapes and continuing to work on number ordering.  We will be looking at some tricky challenges, including grouping, halving and doubling.

Our Understanding of the World lessons will be supported by field trips to observe pond-life.  We will even create our own pond in our outside classroom in order to watch our tadpoles transform.  This amazing learning will be brought to life by our Reception Class Trip to Marbury Country Park where we will experience pond-dipping, bug-hunting and create some natural art.


We have so much to look forward to this half-term and we can't wait to see how the children continue to engage with their learning.

  Let's keep up the hard work Reception!

Many thanks for your continued support,

The Reception staff team.

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