Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed the festive holidays with your families.  We are looking forward to hearing all about it.  This half term our topic is 'Once Upon a Time...'.  We have lots of exciting new learning planned.

Please scroll down for class information.

Your teachers are Mrs Smith and Miss Kozij


Mrs Smith's class name is London 1

Miss Kozij's class name is London 2





Please can I remind all parents that trainers are not school uniform and must not be worn to school. For full details on appropriate school uniform please see the policy section of the website.



PE is Wednesday 

Information from school uniform policy:

PE Kit: All children except for those in the Nursery MUST have a PE Kit in school with them.

Girls and Boys



White polo shirt

Navy Sweatshirt or cardigan

Navy PE Shorts or Navy or black Jogging trousers

Pumps or trainers

White polo shirt

Navy Sweatshirt or cardigan

Navy PE Shorts

Pumps or trainers


PE kits can be left on pupil's pegs for the 1/2 term and will be sent home for washing before the holidays.


Home Learning


  • Reading books are changed on Wednesday.
  • Homework is sent home in the yellow learning log on Fridays and is to be returned on the following Wednesday
  • Sound and word envelopes are updated weekly to reflect learning in class.  Please practise these sounds and words as often as possible.




  • Practise letter sounds and key words as often as possible. 
  • Read a range of books - go to the library and let your child choose books that interest them.
  • Talk about the stories that you/ your child read/s.
  • Look out for the sounds and words that your child has been learning in books or in the environment.




  • Let your child observe you writing for a range of purposes e.g. shopping lists, postcards, letters, cards etc
  • Give your child opportunities to write - let them write the shopping list!
  • Encourage your child to form the letters correctly.




  • Talk about time - what time they get up, go to school etc.
  • Give them the experience of money when out shopping.
  • Look for numbers and shapes in the environment.


Outdoor Learning

We are all really enjoying exploring our wonderful new outdoor learning space.  For information about clothing requirements such as waterproofs and wellies, please see the attached leaflet at the bottom of this page.




Our Learning


Amazing animals!

We had lots of fun using the instruments to make noises to match all the different animals!




We had lots of fun exploring colours by mixing them together in the outdoor area!


Mark making!

We had lots of fun mark making in our outdoor area!



We have had lots of fun using the wooden blocks to build and construct!



Important dates:

People in History Day: Friday 31st January

Safer Internet Day: Tuesday 11th February

School closes for the half term holiday : Friday 14th February (normal time)



Spring Term

Our main topic for Spring 1 will be 'Once Upon a Time...'


We will be beginning our topic by looking at some traditional tales such as Little Red Riding Hood.


In literacy, we will be learning our phase 3 phonics.  This includes learning about diagraphs (where two letters make a new sound when they are together such as s h becoming sh). We will continue to practise our segmenting and blending with a focus on now reading and writing short captions and simple sentences. As part of our topic we will be fousing on traitiobal tales adn looking closely at the story structure (character, setting, problem and solution).  We will look closely at the characters, discussing feelings and viewpoints.  The children will even have a go at writing their own little stories.  We will also be looking at some traitional Chinese folk tales as we share the celebration of Chinese New Year with the children.


We will always be practising our good listening and talking skills working with talk partners and in group discussions.



In Maths we will continue to look closely at numbers to 10 and beyond, making sets, counting ireegular sets, 1 more and 1 less and developing our strategies for addition and subtraction. We will be modelling ways to record their investigations, including number formation. We will be looking at problem solving and exploring math within real life contexts such as money.  We will be looking at different ways of measuring height and capacity.



Here is a sneaky peek at our topics...


Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1

Marvellous Me and Amazing Animals

Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time


Looking at how I have changed

People who are special to me

People who help us 

Learning about what I am good at

Introduction to the curriculum

Our friends and the disciples


Animals non fiction


exploring changes around us

 Woodland animals


Autumn Sponsored Scavenger Hunt







Bonfire Night

Hibernation - Hedgehogs

The Snowman

The Nativity

3D models

Story telling




exploring changes around us

Anti-bulling Week


Nativity story and Christmas






Fairy tales/ traditional tales

Den making





People in History Day

Safer Internet Day

Chinese New Year



















Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Mad About Minibeasts To The Rescue!

 Where We Live

Bad Tempered Ladybird

What the Ladybird Hear

Very Hungry Caterpillar


Observational drawing



(World Book Day, Mother's Day, St Patrick's Day)


exploring changes around us

Heaton Park - Trip

Sponsored Spring Rainbow Welly Walk


Super heroes


Nat Fantastic

Real life heroes - our community



 St George's Day

Science Day

Pentecost Birthday Party

Celebrating Difference Day

Reception Assembly




How has Manchester changed - 

objects/ photos from the past

Junk modelling

Stanley Stick


Papier mache globes.



exploring changes around us


Sports Week


Our curriculum is unique. The 'Early Years Foundation Stage' Curriculum enables children to develop the skills needed to become happy, successful and life long learners. Click the link to find out more about the Early Years Curriculum- Early Years Development Matters Document see below


The children access the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum through a mixture of adult directed and child initiated activities. Our activities are completed in both our inside and outside classroom so please ensure your child is is equipped for the weather each day! 


We plan in line with the children's observed interests and welcome you to let us know if there is something at home that your child has expressed a particular interest in.


Please feel free to approach us with any ideas, expertise and/or resources you would like to share!

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