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Reception- Artemis

Welcome to Class Artemis


Welcome back to Term 5. We hope that you have all had a lovely break and are ready for what is going to be a fun term.


Our topic this term will be  ‘What animals live on earth?’. It was great to kick start the term with the children dressed up as  minibeasts and bringing in an interesting minibeast fact. The children are now even more enthusiastic to begin learning about different animals from around the world.

We will continue to build upon our knowledge, exploring why and how animals are different. As we go on through the term, we will be looking at the popular topic of dinosaurs. Our final topic for the term will explore the development of our plants, illustrated by the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.

We will be supporting our learning about animals with a range of books including ‘The Snail Trail’ by Ruth Brown, ’We’re going on a Lion Hunt’ by David Axtell, and ‘Dinosaurs Love Underpants’ by Claire Freedman. In addition, we will be looking at a variety of non-fiction sources including ‘Andy’s Big Adventure’ on CBeebies.

PSHE this term is focusing on Healthy Relationships, specifically friends and being a good helpful friend.

In RE our question is “What is special about our world?” We will be exploring nature, and the Christian and Muslim creation stories.


If you have any questions or would like some support with your child's learning, please do not hesitate to contact us on Tapestry, or arrange a face-to-face meeting via the office/ on the playground.


Thank you for your continued support.

Warmest regards,
The Reception Team

(Mrs Dare, Mrs Reilly and Mrs Nicholson)


What we have been up to in Term 1.....