Miss Robson's Class- 2018-19

A BIG welcome to all parents and carers in Reception!

 Autumn 2

This half term our topic will be celebrations. We will explore a range of celebrations including Diwali, Bonfire night and Christmas. We will talk about a visit to a church, mosque, temple or synagogue and draw the building. Recollect childhood experiences of a birthday you celebrated at home and ask children to bring in photographs of family celebrations such as birthdays, christenings and weddings and talk about them as a class. Dress up in wedding, birthday and other special clothes Talk about a festival you have celebrated with your family Make a class calendar to show when festivals are celebrated and recount a special event in own personal history. We will explore how Christmas is celebrated around the world.


In maths we will be ordering presents by size, height, weight and length. Counting the correct amount of presents and making up orders and selecting the correct amount of decorations to put on the tree. We will order numbered reindeers, and count objects which cannot be moved such as firework bangs and Santa’s bells. We will be counting candles on a birthday cake, explore volume and quantity by making salt dough diva lamps / Christmas decorations. We will explore patterns and create our own Rangoli patterns, continue patterns using decorations and use everyday language surrounding money in gift shop scenario.


In literacy we will make cards to celebrate weddings, christenings and birthdays. We will explore and Sequence pictures from Rama and Sita story. Make firework safety posters and party invites, write lists for Christmas and letters to Santa. Make tags for presents and plan a wedding including writing our own menus, place mats and promises.

As part of our physical development we will be exploring and learning celebration dances and develop our balance and movement around, over and under objects by completing a sneak like Santa obstacle course.

We will also be learning lots of songs and rehearsing for out Christmas play!