Diwali day dancing Our reading area Dispaly board Our outside sand pit Our outside play house

Welcome to Reception Wrens class.

Teacher Mrs Battrawden and Teaching Assistant Ms Sandhu.

Our Topics are...

Term 1 - Time to Rhyme

Term 2 - Knight Knight

Term 3 - Help Help

 Term 4 - Out of this World

 Term 5 - On the Move

Term 6 - Fun in the Sun

 Term 1 Time to Rhyme

Within our topic Time to Rhyme the children will re-tell familiar rhymes and past personal experiences.

The children will learn a range a traditional nursery rhymes, including Humpty Dumpty and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The children will be exploring lots of colours and materials. There will be lots of opportunities to be creative! There will be an opportunity for parents to come into school and complete a harvest creative workshop alongside their children.

Through daily Letters and Sounds lessons the children will be learning the individual sounds letters make and will be encouraged to recognise words and blend to read words. The children will be learning how to write their name and listening to their sounds to write words about our topic.

There will be a daily Maths sessions where, through fun activities, rhymes and songs, your child will be learning to count objects, recognise numerals and solve simple calculations.


Term 2- Knight Night

Within our topic ‘Knight, night’ the children will be learning about Knights and Princesses, dragons and castles and night animals.

This term the children will be learning…How to safely use a range of resources to create different techniques
How to use different media such as clay and sticks to create Owl nests and eggs.
How to use appropriate tools to scoop pumpkins and make pumpkin soup. 
 How to use appropriate tools to make a shields and dragons.

 The children will be taking part in a medieval banquet where they will have an opportunity to dress up as a princess or a knight.

During our Literacy lessons we will continue to read words using our phonic knowledge. The children will confidently write CVC words. They will be able to sequence familiar stories such as Owl Babies and The Gunpowder Plot. For our medieval banquet the children will be writing invitations and towards the end of the term children will be writing Christmas lists and exploring descriptive writing. There will be a daily Maths session where, through fun activities, rhymes and songs, children will be learning to add and subtract. The children will be measuring the length of objects and recognising coins. We will also explore 3D shapes.

Towards the end of term the children will take part in a Christmas performance and there will be an opportunity for parents to come into school and watch our Christmas performance.


Spring 1 – Help! Help!

KERPOW! It’s time to rescue the planet! Who is your favourite superhero? Spiderman? Wonder woman? Maybe your heroes are ordinary people who’ve achieved great things. Or is it those people who save lives in our emergency services that you admire the most? This exciting topic investigates a wide range of people who help us and allows the children to take on the role of their favourite hero.

Through this term’s topic the children will be learning about the role of Police Officers, Fire Fighters and Doctors and Nurses, We will be inviting our local PSCO and school nurse into school to find out about their roles and how they help us.

The children will be enjoying lots of creative lessons this term, looking and making their own police badges, creating their own stamps and wrapping paper. We will be continuing with our outdoor learning to complete our special topic “How does that building stay up?” working together and problem solving to build dens in our nature areas.

This term the children will be celebrating the Chinese New Year as part of ‘The World’ studies. The children will learn about the Chinese culture through an amazing workshop before enjoying some Chinese food.

Literacy – In our guided writing the children will begin to look at how to structure a simple sentence. We will be learning how to write instructions in order to tell somebody what to do in an emergency. The children will also learn how to write lists and how to complete an incident form.

Maths – Children will now begin to use their addition knowledge to double amounts; we will be learning the double facts to 10 andthrough practical activities use doubling to solve problems. We will also be using mathematical equipment such as balance scale to weigh objects and make direct comparisons.

Spring 2 – Out of this World

Things are rather odd in the Reception classes this term, completely out of this world! From Aliens who love underpants, to gigantic dinosaurs and mysterious bones and being made to walk the plank by Captain Hook, be prepared and get your sea legs on, it’s time to sail the salty seas. This term our topic is fantasy based and our imaginations will be running wild!

 At school the children will become archaeologists digging up bones and jigsawing them together to find the dinosaurs they may have come from. In our Literacy work we will be creating fact files about our favourite dinosaurs. We will discover what dinosaurs liked to eat and will investigate the food chain.  

Literacy – To spread the news of a T Rex on the loose in Spalding the children will be creating newspaper reports using clear sentences to describe the T Rex to others. . We will be reading a range of fun imaginative stories including Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus, How do Dinosaurs eat their food? and The Night Pirates.

Maths – This term in our maths lessons children will be introduced to finding half of an object before moving on to half the numbers to 10. We will begin to look at number sequences such as counting and grouping objects into twos. Also capacity will be introduced through lots of practical maths lessons.

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Diwali Day

Sunita came to viist us for  Diwali Day. The children loved dressing up in bright coloured clothes and dancing, after listening to the story of Rama and Sita.



Making editable fireworks

 The children really enjoyed making their fruit rockets and chocolate spaklers. They looked great and the children said they tasted yummy too ! The children also enjoyed the sparklers in our nature area.

First few weeks at school


 The children have enjoyed their first few weeks at school, busy doing lots of diffrent activities in the classroom and in our outside area. 


First week at school

 We are very pleased at how the Wrens have settled into their new class.They have been busy getting to know the new routines and we have even managed a PE lesson !!

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