St Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School


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Spring Term


Spring term is always a busy jam packed term for us in Reception. After the Christmas break we look at the topic 'Traditional Tales' where we think about well known stories and we use Pie Corbetts 'Talk for writing' to help the children learn actions so they can re-tell these stories (which in turn should support their own writing of the stories).


We hope for frosty and cold weather (and snow) during these weeks as we think about the topic 'Winter'. We will go on winter walks and think about how the frost feels under our feet. In our 'Understanding of the World' learning we do investigations with ice and and experiment with it in our water trays.


During the first half term we love to celebrate 'Chinese New Year', we teach the children about some of the Chinese customs and end the topic with a Chinese Banquet.


Other topics for the remainder of the spring term are; Dinosaurs and Superheroes. 


Throughout this term we continue with our phonics teaching and we will be mainly focusing on digraphs (sounds like sh, ng, oa ...) and we will encourage the children to use these sounds in their own writing. 


Please keep reading with your child, practicing their phonics and doing their tricky words as it really supports them with their own reading and writing.


Enjoy the spring term- all the Reception staff team