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Autumn 2 

During this half term, our Literacy will involve changing our story to tell, which is the Gingerbread Man. We will be choosing a new setting and some new characters to chase the gingerbread man! We will be using ICT to publish and record our new stories. 

Our Engineering project also links to the gingerbread story, the children will be experimenting with joining materials and making a house for the gingerbread man. 

The children will also be designing and making something, for the gingerbread man, to get across the river safely. 

In Maths, we will be learning how to add and subtract using objects, we will be using the vocabulary part-part and whole. We will be recording numbers and writing some calculations! Our Shape, Space and Measures learning will include learning about and using positional language. We will also be looking weight and money.



For our PSED part of our curriculum and PSHCE, we will be continuing to look at our key question

Can you be the same and different at the same time? Is it OK to be different?


We will be reading various stories about being different and embracing these differences. We will be drawing pastel faces, making sure we include the correct features.



The children will be looking at aspects of keeping safe, which links to our Health and Self Care aspect of our curriculum.

We will be looking at how to be safe on the road and different aspects of road safety. We will also be looking at bonfire safety too. 



During our learning about The World, we will be looking at Autumn and the changes that happen during the season. The children will be looking at autumn colours and different tones. 

We will be talking about events that happened in the past and the present day. 

To link with our learning about weight in Maths, we will be exploring floating and sinking


Our RE will be learning about love and charity, which links to Christianity. We will be reading the Papa Panov Story and The Good Samaritan. 




We will also be reading the story of the Nativity, 

and how Christians believe Jesus was sent as a gift from god. The children will be looking at how Christmas is celebrated. We will be doing some Christmas crafts, including making some decorations for the classroom. 




The Rights Respecting articles we will be looking this half term are:

Article 14- Every child has the right to think and believe what they want and practice their religion.

Article 28- Every child has the right to an Education. 



If you have to stay at home your learning is here. Don't forget to send us pictures of your work using 2email on Purple Mash.

There are lots of things in the subpages below you can do for extra homework.

Look at the subpages below to see all of the other fantastic things we have been doing in Reception.