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Swans and Puffins

                           Welcome to the Reception Class Pages for Derwent Road

Welcome to Reception at Derwent Road.  Please find below information about your child’s learning topics this half term, including topic leaflets.  Please see our specific class pages for photos and individual class learning journeys. You can also find our early years newsletter that will be uploaded weekly in our newsletter section below.


PE days are on a Monday and Wednesday for Swans and Tuesday and Thursday for Puffins. Children will require a sweatshirt/hoodie and jogging trousers/leggings and a pair of trainers (no laces). How we teach PE may depend on current government guidance. The children will also need to bring a named water bottle to school each day which they can access freely throughout the day.


Autumn 1

During our first half term in Reception we will being going on a learning adventure through the ancient world of dinosaurs.

During our Literacy learning we will be finding out facts about where they lived, what they liked to eat and who were the largest and smallest dinosaurs to roam the earth. We will also be sharing books by a variety of authors who have have written fiction books involving dinosaurs. This learning will also include books and conversations with the children about the changes we notice as the season becomes more Autumnal. 

During our maths learning we will be finding out all about the numbers from 0-5. This learning always includes practical hands on learning opportunties to develop the children's skills to confidently count how many objects are in a group and match the amount to the corresponding numeral. This will continue throughout the half term to include learning on how make and break the number 5 which is the beginning of addition and subtraction.

During PE we will be working on independently changing for PE and during each lesson we will be focusing on experimenting with different ways of moving and negotaiting space successfully and adjusting our speed and changing direction. 


Learning Topic Webs 2021/22

Computing Safety For Early Years

Link to parent guide for 0-5 year olds