Reception – Pixie
Pixie Class – Summer Term Curriculum
PSED – The children will build on their previous experience of working and playing together, focusing on listening to and respecting each other’s ideas. We will continue to encourage independence, e.g. coming into school and choosing own resources, dressing and undressing. We will help prepare children for their transition from Foundation to Year 1 by talking about achievements, expectations and activities and they will have a short session in their new class. They will learn about caring for each other, animals and our environment through our growing, minibeast and animals’ topic.
CL & L – We will continue our phonics, language and vocabulary development through our topics of growing, animals, minibeasts and traditional fairytales. We will also be looking at poems and stories from other countries and cultures. We will continue guided reading sessions to build on our reading skills and understanding of stories, characters and settings etc. We will continue to build and develop our writing, using the sounds and words we have learned, for different purposes and will introduce simple punctuation (capital letters and full stops).
Physical – Dance – to put together a sequence of controlled movements to create their own dance. Sports Day – to experience and learn different activities and games (gross and fine motor skills) and apply these on Sports Day.
Maths – Counting up to and beyond 20 and back again as well as introducing counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. We will begin to learn about ‘doubles’ and ‘halves’. We will begin to learn number facts (addition and subtraction) to 10 and introduce ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.) We will continue working with measures (capacity, time and money). We will begin to record number information by using numbers, tallies and bar charts.
UW – Growing, Animals and Minibeasts – the children will investigate habitats, observe and notice growth changes and learn about how we care for animals and protect their habitats. The children will visit Wisley to reinforce learning and understanding of plants and vegetables.
EAD – Music – the children will learn to tap out simple repeated rhythms and explore how sounds can be changed. They will use this knowledge to design and make their own musical instruments. We will listen to different types of music and encourage children to create movement in response to music. Art – the children will continue to use many different media to create and design and develop their skills.