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Welcome to Term 4 in Reception!


The Reception team are Miss Durham, Mrs Newth, Mrs Easton and Mrs Jones.


We are very excited to welcome the children back for another wonderful term of learning at Birdwell. Our topic for this term is called: 'Mission to Mars' and we will be learning all about space, the planets in our solar system and beyond! We'll be focussing on both non-fiction and fiction books connected with the space, the fiction titles including 'The Aliens are Coming' and 'Aliens Love Underpants!'


This term the children will continue with their phonics learning - continuing with learning the digraphs in Phase 3, consolidating the sounds we have already learned, writing short captions and sentences, and working on their reading both in class and with their reading scheme books. We will be working on recognising and writing more of our Reception sight words which you will find at the back of the phonics booklet (words on vehicles). 


The children will continue to work on lots of exciting activities based on all seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum in their small groups, and also experience lots of play-based learning.


Please remember our doors are always open and Miss Durham and Mrs Newth will be around following every pick up session if you would like to talk about anything.


Dates for your diary:

Monday 24th February: Our Space Wow day. Children can dress up as an alien or an astronaut! This will be followed by a week of Space challenges for the children!

Wednesday 25th March at 2pm: Our 'Mission to Mars' curriculum afternoon in the school hall. 


Friday 3rd April: End of Term 4.


Term One Topic Map

Term One Knowledge Organiser

Term 2 Knowledge Organiser

Term 3 Knowledge Organiser

Term 4 mid-term map
Term 4 Knowledge Organiser

The Numberblocks


Place-value basketball