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Summer Term 1

Grow, Grow, Grow!

This term the children in Reception will be learning about how things grow and wildlife.

Using our skills to explore our theme around insects, we will be focusing on the story ‘Aaaarrgghh Spider!’  by Lydia Monks. The story explores a lonely spider who just wants to be a family pet. She tries really hard to make friends, but the family are just too scared of her! What can she do to change the family’s mind? Are you scared of spiders?

As writers we will be recording all the facts we have learnt about growing plants in our information books.

As Readers we will be learning new exciting words and practising all our sounds.

As Mathematicians we will investigate measuring distances and both doubling and halving numbers.

As Scientists we will be getting to know about different insects and how things grow.

As Geographers we will be exploring different countries and what insects live there.

As Artists and Designers we will be creating large insects including a gigantic spider and sparkly webs.

As Philosophers we will develop our speaking and listening skills, aiming to listen and respond respectfully to the ideas of others and justify our own opinions.