FS2/ Reception Half Termly Learning
Spring 1 2024
Cold weather and Cold Places
In this half term we will be learning about cold weather in our country and in other countries. We will find out about the four seasons and learn that we are now in the season of winter. We will talk about the clothes we need to wear when the weather is cold and the children will have the opportunity to dress up. The children will learn and use vocabulary such as: defrost, freeze, frost, frozen, ice, melt, sled, sledge, snow, water, warm, Winter, snowflake, hot, cold, warm, white etc. We will freeze water to make ice and see what happens when we hold it in our hands.
We will learn about the Arctic and Antarctic; the animals which live their, scientists that work there and explorers from the past. The children will learn vocabulary such as: Antarctic, Arctic, North Pole, South Pole, defrost, freeze, frost, frozen, ice, melt, sled, sledge, snow, water, warm, Winter, snowflake, hot, cold, warm, scientist, animals, camouflage, polar, white, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, goggles, polar bear, penguin, whale, fox, hare.
Autumn 2 2023
Our topic this half term will be: Stanley's Stick/ Autumn. How do we know it is Autumn? We will use the story of ‘Stanley's Stick’ to help us to learn about the changes in the seasons. We will look at the weather and changes to the trees. We will find out which animals prepare to hibernate and how they do this. The children will have the opportunity to undertake a variety of cross- curricular activities, teacher led and child initiated.
We will be learning about the history of Bonfire Night and finding out how to keep safe around fireworks. We will be finding out about the festival of Diwali.
We will be thinking about people in our families who have died and remembering how much we love them as we celebrate All Souls Day.
Autumn 1 2023
In this half term we will be getting to know each other and finding out what we can do! We will be undertaking the Baseline assessment and the teachers will be observing us playing with our new friends. We will be learning new routines and making lots of new friends. We will keep you updated through our dojo stories and our newsletters so you can help us with our learning too!
Our topic will be pets and vets. We will be finding out about different animals and the children will have the opportunity to talk about their own pets and share photos of them. We will talk about what vets do and why pets need to go to vets. We will be labelling animals and animal body parts. We will be talking about God’s wonderful creation and how we can look after the birds and animals.
We will have some animal visitors!