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Lion Cubs - Reception

   Welcome to the         Summer Term 



Can you believe that this is the children's last full term being in Reception class! Wow, hasn't that gone quickly!!

This term our main topics we will be looking at 'Signs of Spring, planting seeds, Animals and their young and reading the very funny story 'The day the crayon quit' by Oliver Jeffers. Of course there will be other stories fiction and non-fiction that we will reading aswell.  



In our P.E lessons, we will be practising running skills, 'the obstacle course' techniques and being a good team player, all ready for sports day in May.




In maths the children will be verbalising and writing number sentences up to the number 10 (i.e. a number sentence is '4 + 5 = 9'), number bonds to 10 ( 3 +7=10), recalling doubling facts (i.e. 2 + 2 = 4) and subtraction sentences using single digits. 

Our focus in mental maths will be counting beyond 20, forwards and backwards confidently 0-20 and 20-0 and finding 1 more and 1 less from any number between 0-20. 

Measuring length and weight using non-standardised units, e.g. measure their hand with cubes, pegs etc or  how many 'compare bears' equal an apple etc. 


In RE, PSHE and SMSC, we will be continuing with the Christian stories about Puddles the cat, Daniel and the Lion, celebrating Eid (May 6th) and looking at the story of Blue Chameleon- a lesson about fitting in. 



In Reception, sometimes the ideas and initiatives come from the children themselves. Therefore, there maybe activities we do that are not on our topic web, but have come and grown from the children's own interests, for example ' dinosaurs', fairy houses etc' 

We look forward to putting our observations onto tapestry which will show you the wonderful learning that is taking place with your child. Equally, we look forward to seeing and reading the observations you can load onto Tapestry.


Our door is always open for any queries, or send us an email (  or just to say 'Hello'.  

No question is daft, so please never feel uncomfortable approaching us

Thank you for continuing support


Mrs Foster, Mrs Davies, Mrs Holden & Mrs Hibbert

The Lion Cub Team xxxx

Read Write Inc 'Virtual Classroom' learning

To consolidate our learning in RWI, the programme has produced a series of videos for children and parents to watch and participate at home. 

Join in with Rosie, Gareth and Sara. (Unfortunately, these videos are only available for 10 days from the day of post )

Listening ears ready? Pencils ready?... Enjoy! 

Reading letter and Read Write Inc information

RWI Useful information

Free learning.

Check out these activities and games to challenge your brain! Enjoy!