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Reception: Beetles

Welcomtthe Beetles!

Hello and welcome!

*Meet the Beetles grown-ups*

The grown-ups in the Beetles class are Mrs Talbot, Mrs Spratt, Mrs Picker and Miss Farmer. We love teaching the Beetles and we are so proud of their achievements!

If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you! 

*Our Christian Value for the term*

Our Christian value in the final term is 'Justice'.

Justice means giving all people - particularly the poor and oppressed - what it is right and fair for them to have: life, health, freedom and dignity.

It is about acting out of a concern for what is right and seeing right prevail. It is about social justice, especially for those who suffer most and are least able to protect themselves.

Justice is all about being fair and kind and ensuring that whatever we do we know it is morally right for everyone. 


Psalm 11:7

'For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face.’


Summer Term 2

How can we be in our final term in this school year already? 

We have had an amazing year so far and our learning journey continues this half term. We are so proud of all the Beetles and it has been a pleasure to watch them blossom and grow.

This term we are consolidating our phonic skills, reading trickier words and longer sentences. These skills will transfer into our reading and writing where we will be doing more group reading and writing for a range of different purposes. In Talk for Writing our story is 'The Kissed that Missed' and we can not wait to explore a range of different characters the knight meets in the wild wood. Alongside this we will also be learning and exploring a range of traditional tales.

In maths, we are consolidating our skills, alongside beginning to solve problems relating to addition and subtraction and also odd and even numbers. 

We will also be designing healthy sandwiches, ready for picnic time and continuing to lead our own learning both indoors and outdoors. 

What another busy and exciting half term!

Summer Term 1

This term our Talk for Writing text is 'Toys in Space' and we are going to be focusing on writing instructions. In the story there is a party and our topic is called 'Everyone's Invited!'. 

We are also looking forward to exploring our local area further with walks to The West Common and the Castle and Cathedral grounds.  

Spring Term 2


This term our topic is 'Ready, Steady, Grow' and our Talk for Writing story is Jack and the Beanstalk. We have lots of exciting things planned! We will be learning what plants need to grow healthily and plant our own beans. We will water and care for them and investigate what happens to them over the weeks. We will be exploring how different pieces of music make us feel, develop our art skills through observational drawings and looking at where are food comes from. We will also be looking for signs of Spring and new life


Spring Term 1

This term our topic is 'Our Special World'. We are going to be making maps of our local area, learning about colder climates and seasonal changes in Winter. 

We are going to be visiting St Faith's Church to see what it is like and also learning about Lincoln Mosque.

Our Talk for Writing unit is called The Sleepy Bumblebee so we will also be learning lots about bees and journey stories. 


Autumn Term 2

Our topic for this term is ‘Bright Lights and Dark Nights’.

We have lots of exciting things planned this term! We will be learning about different special festivals, seasonal changes, people who help us and woodland creatures.  Our Talk for Writing story is ‘The Baby Hedgehog’ and we will be learning all about different woodland creatures and finding out about animals that are nocturnal. We will be continuing our phonics and maths learning and develop our love of reading through shared stories and class story time.



Autumn Term 1

 This term our topic is ‘Me, Myself and l’. We will be spending lots of time learning our new routines, getting to know the adults and the other children in our class. We will be practising our sharing and taking turns skills. We will think about our family and talk about different types of families. 
Our Talk for Writing text is The Gingerbread Man. We will be learning to retell the story and doing lots fun activities. 


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