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Autumn Term 1 2021

'What makes me marvellous?' 


Welcome to Bawnmore and Reception. For our first half term’s topic we will be asking the children to explore the question ‘What makes me marvellous?’ We will start by thinking about the emotions that we all feel. We will name them and talk about when or where we feel them. The children will then talk, draw and maybe write about the things they are good at or enjoy doing at school and at home. Are these things the same for all of us?  


We will be going outdoors regularly to practice our gross motor skills on the big bikes and scooters as well as getting to know all our new friends by sharing and building things together in the outdoor classroom. In PE we will start practicing our physical skills with our ‘Real PE’ curriculum with Miss Sprayson as well as having PE with our class teachers. 


In Literacy our school is following a new scheme called ‘Floppy’s Phonics’ which is linked to the Oxford Reading Tree books. We will start to learn the first sounds of s, a, t, p, i and n. These will help us ‘sound out’ and blend simple words when reading and spelling. We will also get to know Biff, Chip and Kipper as well Floppy the characters in our reading books. Listening to and talking about stories and poems, will of course be a big focus and we will be doing this every day. 

In maths we will start to explore numbers to 5 using the BBC Numberblocks programmes as a base. We will be using lots of practical apparatus to count, group and find patterns. We will also learn about shapes in our environment and what they are called.  


Our shared learning books will come home on Wednesday evenings and you can stick the children’s activities into the book to return to school on Mondays. 


The most important thing is that your child is happy to come to school, try new things and make new friends! If you have any questions or concerns about classroom matters you can always talk to the class teacher at pick up times or email us at  





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