At Foxfield Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for all in a cross-curricular way. This ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through the high expectations of everyone at Foxfield we aspire to achieve the highest quality outcomes.

During the Autumn 2, the learning in Reception will be based around the global theme of Identity and diversity'. The focus of the term is for children to develop awareness of their own uniqueness and the value of every person. They will learn the importance of community and come together to create a community event that celebrates diversity. The project outcome for the learning journey will be a class book celebrating our diverse world and how to promote respect, consideration and tolerance within it.

In Maths, this half term Reception will be focusing on number value, ordering numbers and finding the missing number. We will also be looking at one more and one less and begin to add small numbers together using objects and numicon.  We will continue to review our learning on shape space and measure as we look at time and simple ways of measuring time.

In Literacy, this half term Reception we will be reading our core text ‘Here we are’. We will be working on our ability to use the sounds we are learning in phonics to record simple words as we learn about the world and write letters and instructions for harmonious living. We will continue daily phonics and begin small reading groups with the children to put their knowledge of sounds into practise.

In Understanding of the world, we will be investigating and testing different materials and exploring their properties as we create a variety of different scenes from around the world. In addition we will using first hand experience to explore the world around us as we begin our time at Forest school.

In Expressive Arts the children will be developing their skills linked to collage and textiles. They will explore a variety of cultural artists such as Harsh Malik. As part of the art learning journey the children will be learning how to sketch a plan and transfer this picture into the form of a collage.

In PE, the children will be given the opportunity to express themselves and build on their dance skills as they learn how to move their bodies to different cultural dances.

In RSE, the children will be learning al about feelings, what they are, what they look like and how to deal with them. They will also be taught about empathy as we aim to teach them how to understand other people’s feelings.

In music the children will continue to build on matching actions to songs as they practise increasingly challenging nursery Rhymes and other counting songs. They begin to explore instruments as they match different sounds to a variety of music from around the world.

We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to visit the school or help in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher.