Calverley Parkside Primary School

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Spring 2


Welcome to the Spring 2 term in Reception. This term our learning theme is: Build It!

The aims of theme for learning for children this term are:


-To be able to talk about where they live in greater detail by drawing information from simple maps and their own experiences.
-To create and draw simple maps.
-To explore the local area with a focus on the different types of buildings and their function.
-To understand that some places (buildings) are special to members of their community.
-To continue to develop an understanding of similarities and differences between places including weather and environments, buildings and food.



Writing focus: Your child will be learning to compose verbal and written sentences. They will practise using our say, hear, match and write approach to compose sentences linked to different stories they are exploring in class. In addition to this, your child will also be focusing on developing their letter formation to ensure they are forming and writing recognisable letters that start and end at the right points.


We have a wide range of writing opportunities and tools to support pupils writing development. Some include, writing and labelling models, writing with the chunky chalks/paintbrushes outside, creating lists, caption writing and writing speech bubbles for the key characters inside the books they have been looking at.


Reading focus: Your child will continue to use their phonics knowledge to decode and blend the sounds in words. They will read words in sentences, including the tricky and high frequency words. These are the tricky words we have been learning.


I no go to the into he she we me was you they all are my



We use the White Rose Scheme of learning to support the teaching of mathematical skills and concepts. This term your child will focus on counting to 9 and 10, comparing numbers to 10, representation and the composition of numbers to 10, 3D shapes and creating and describing patterns. 


You can find the knowledge organiser for this term here.