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Year R  -  Poppy Class &  Tulip Class


Poppy Class   -  Our teacher is Mrs Staniforth.  

Tulip Class   -  Our teachers are Mrs Khan and Mrs Pedder. 


Our teaching assistants are Miss Asif, Mrs Toma, Ms Green, Mrs Avram (AM) and Miss Bartlett.


Here's what we'll be covering this term in Reception:




In English this term, the children will learn a variety of stories such as:  The Enormous Turnip, The Pirate Who Came to Tea, The Lost Duck and Dear Zoo


Your children will act out these stories, learn actions, retell the story verbally, sequence pictures from the stories etc.





In maths we follow the White Rose Maths Scheme and the topics that will be covered are:


Summer 1 – White Rose Maths

Numbers beyond 10

Number patterns beyond 10

Verbal counting beyond 10

Verbal counting patterns beyond 10


Take away


Select shapes for a purpose

Rotate shapes

Manipulate shapes

Explain shape arrangements

Compose shapes

Decompose shapes

Copy 2-D shape pictures

Find 2-D shapes within 3-D shapes


Summer 2 – White Rose Maths


Explore sharing (dividing)

Explore grouping (multiplication)


Even and odd sharing

Play with and build doubles


Identify units of repeating patterns

Create own pattern rules

Explore own pattern rules

Replicate and build scenes and constructions

Visualise from different positions

Describe positions

Give instructions to build

Explore mapping


Maths – Reception (number)


Count beyond ten.

Compare numbers.

Understand the ‘one more than/one relationship between consecutive numbers.

Explore the composition of numbers to 10.

Automatically recall number bonds for numbers 0–10.



Topics that we will be covering across the half-term


Summer 1 –

New Life – Planting seeds, Animals

Planting Seeds


Animals around the world

Animal and their young

Climates / Hibernation

Down on the Farm

Animal Arts and Crafts

Animal patterns

Night and day animals


Outdoor Learning eg:

Welly Wendnesday


Climbing Equipment

Playground – gross motor skills


Summer 2

People Who Help Us

Under the sea

Off on holiday clothes

Send me a postcard!

Fossils – Mary Anning

Seaside – life guards, life boats RNLI

Seaside art

Paintings of plants etc

life guards, life boats RNLI







Outdoor Learning eg:

Welly Wendnesday


Climbing Equipment

Playground – gross motor skills


Wow Days -

Summer 1

Eid – 9.4 &10.4

Beach/Pirate Day   Under the Sea – singing songs and sea shanties

St Georges Day 23/4


Summer 2

Father’s Day 16.6

Healthy Eating Week

World Environment Day


Post a letter

Trip to Zoo –

Dear Zoo (animals)

Map work  - Find the Treasure

Start of Ramadan/Eid





We have PE every Wednesday


Summer 1

Children will be practicing for sports day


Summer 2

Ball Skills and Athletics



Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing; this can be in the form of plain black tracksuit bottoms or plain black shorts and a plain white or red t-shirt.


No jewellery is to be worn on PE days




Listen to your child read at least 3 times per week and log on boom readers.


Practice phonics at home – look at class dojo for weekly updates.


Practice counting verbally with your child – numbers beyond 20


Planned Trips


Summer 2 – Trip to Zoo (date to be confirmed)


Dates for your diary


Please look at Dojo every day for all of the exciting activities and events that are being planned for your children.