Owl Class - Nursery & Reception 2023 - 2024

Mrs Hidalgo

Mr Roberts

Is it a bird, is it a plane, no it is summer term!


This term will see Reception dive into the text 'Juniper Jupiter' by Lizzie Stuart as we learn all things superheros.  

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Alongside this we will look at the additional texts My Mum is a Supermum, George Saves the World by Lunchtime, and superbat. 

In Math we will be using number lines to count on and back to add and take away. We will continue our work on number bonds to ten, length, weight and height and begin looking at doubling, halving, sharing and capacity.  


In our 'Understanding the World' units for this half term we will continue our theme of superheros as we learn about the real life superheros who help us, from police, fire & rescure, paramedics and more. Geography will see us travel the world as we learn about towns, citys, countrys and continents; looking at hot and cold countrys and some of the differences we may come across around the world. In our science topics we will be learning about our own bodies and what we are made of and look at what happens to various materials when we mix them.  

For Expressive Art and Desgin the children will be learning how to manipulate art materials to make their own flowers. In music we will be exploring musical structures and composing our own piece of music. PE will see us practice our track and multiskills.  

Reception will be continuing to build on their phonics knowledge as we move into phase four. Just 5 to 10 minutes reading a day can make a huge difference in your child’s schooling through early years and beyond. You can find lots more information to support learning at home in our home learning section



Our nursery children will enjoy and retell 'Superduck' 


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In addition they will enjoy a wide variety of texts as they develop their love of reading including Supertato, Nat Fantastic and Super Duper Me.

In Maths number will continue to be explored through rhymes and stories, recognising numbers of significance. We will know that the last number counted tells me how many there are in total, count verbally to say numbers in order from 1 to 10 or higher, subitise looking at a group of objects and knowing how many there are, make comparisons between objects relating to size, length, weight and capacity and select particular named shapes.

In Understanding the World the children will be naming their body parts: head, arms, hands, legs, feet, and neck, learning that butterflies come from an egg and watching catterpillars transform into a butterfly. We will be learning about different occupations where we will challenge gender and/or other stereotypes and we will celebrate and value cultural, religious and community events and experiences. 

In Expressive Arts and Design we will be listening attentively, moving to and talking about music, expressing our feelings and responses and joining different materials to create a picture. 





Forest school will see all of our children observe the changes across Summer, create Hapa Zome, go on treasure hunts, make mud pies, find minibeasts and make popcorn on the campfire.  




Key Information for the Summer Term

  • Please label all clothing to avoid the loss of property.
  • Children should wear full uniform and black school shoes each day (unless it is a PE or forest school day).
  • Our PE sessions will be on a Monday and Thursday.  Children are required to wear their full PE kit to school with sensible trainers on these days. 
  • Children should bring a water bottle everyday. Please can we ask children bring water only. 
  • Children do not need to bring pencil cases or other personal items to school. 
  • On Friday's for forest school please bring your child into school in some old clothes that you do not mind getting muddy. Please also put a spare set of clothes in their bag incase they get wet or cold.

To find out more about who will be teaching the class click on our Meet the Team page.

Any questions we are always available at the end of the school day.


Mrs Hidalgo and Mr Roberts


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