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Super Duper You! (Autumn 1)

Our Theme 

This half term, our Reception children will be settling into school life by: making new friends, exploring their new learning environment and getting to know their teachers. During this half term, our main theme will be ‘Super You! What is Special?’ Where the children will be doing lots of learning all about themselves and discovering their very own super powers at school. Over the first couple of weeks, whilst the children settle, we will be learning about lots of traditional nursery rhymes and sharing our favourites with one another.  




In English, we will begin Little Wandle Phonics sessions where the children will be introduced to their first few phonic sounds. These sessions will take place daily. The children will also have a daily English lesson which will focus on our current topic work. During this time the children will learn lots of new vocabulary, different ways to recall poems and stories, make up their own stories and share their ideas about our key texts.  

This term's key texts:










Non fiction texts we'll be sharing to support our learning will include:







In Maths, we follow a Maths Mastery approach to learning number, shape and measurement. We will start by learning all about the numbers from 1-6 in a practical way helping the children to grasp a deeper understanding of number composition, counting forwards and backwards and numeral formation. Our maths sessions will consist of a variety of ways to learn numbers such as; singing songs, playing games, telling stories and solving problems. Each number we learn will have a rhyme to help the children remember how to form the numeral.  




Understanding the World  

This half term, the children will be exploring their new learning environment and getting to know the new people who share this space. We will be learning all about each other and discovering new skills we can do for ourselves. We will go on a few adventures outdoors to our lovely field and wooded area to discover changes in the natural environment. 




In RE, we will be exploring different cultures, religious celebrations and family routines. We will be focusing on the preparations for Hindus during the run up to Diwali, what happens during this special celebration and the story of Rama and Sita.  



Expressive Arts and Design 

This half term, the children will be exploring different materials to manipulate in different ways such as scrunching, tearing, layering and cutting to use in their crafting. We will be focusing on using the craft area independently by selecting the materials and equipment we need to create our master pieces.  

We will also be singing lots of nursery rhymes and using our bodies to create different movements.  


This term in PE, our focus will be on co-ordination and balance. We will be using our bodies to move in different ways, freeze and balance, move around one another without bumping and moving in and around different objects.  


Personal Social and Emotional Development  

In PSED we will be making new friends, taking turns when exploring the classroom environment, listening to each other's ideas, showing care for our classroom and people in it and celebrating our differences.  

We will be reading the book ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’ where we will learn all about ways that we can help each other to feel happy which will also make ourselves feel happy.  


Important information 

  • PE this half term is timetabled for a Friday. Children should come to school wearing a white T shirt, shorts/joggers and trainers.  


  • Forest School will take place every Tuesday. The children will need a spare change of clothes that you don’t mind getting muddy including; waterproof coat, trousers, jumper, socks and wellies. (Wellies can be kept in school in our cloak room) I will be sending a notice out asking for parent volunteers so we can go ahead with each session. Forest School will start once the children are settled into day-to-day routines.  


  • The children will get a reading book and reading record these will need to be returned every Wednesday to be swapped and they will have a new one to take home by Friday at the latest.   

How you can help at home 

Read a bedtime story to your child daily. 

Share the home reading book with your child at least 3 times a week. 

Talk to your child about their experiences at school. 

Discuss the changes in the seasons and weather with your child. 

Growing Every Child
  • Binley Woods Primary School,
  • Coombe Drive, Binley Woods, Coventry,
  • Warwickshire, CV3 2QU
  • | Tel: 0247 6543 754
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