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.


This term we are continuing our topic ‘Please Protect our Planet’ and the core text we will be using is ‘Michael Recycle’ by Ellie Bethel.  This will be used to inspire the children’s literacy learning journey and writing outcomes, linked to their global theme Sustainable Development.

The story is about a child called Michael who is keen to save planet Earth! He lives in a small town that needs help as it is drowning in rubbish. The young modern day superhero rescues the town and proves to everyone that recycling can be fun! The children will be inspired by his enthusiasm to save his community and be encouraged to become green and help save our planet too.  The children will have the opportunity to develop the character skills of ‘intergirty’ and ‘relationship’ as they will be working collaboratively to understand the importance of looking after the immediate surroundings and their local community.  We hope to inspire the children to become ‘Change Makers’ and encourage them to be able to make the right choices.


This term we will be continuing with our phase 3 sounds;

Rec S2 Phonics

The ‘tricky’ words are; During phonics this term the children will be using graphemes to blend for reading and segment for writing. 

he, she, we, my, her, with, me, be, you, are, was, all, they, have, like, come, said, do, some


This term we would like to encourage children to read a range of storybooks at home every day.  Please make sure you continue to fill in your child’s reading record.   

Please also continue to use bug club to access online levelled reading books.


This term the children will looking at 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.  We will be looking at creating repeating patterns with different shapes and describing the patterns they have created.  The children will use shapes to design 2D pictures build and create 3D models. 

Expressive Art and Design

Following on from Spring 1’s 2D recycled material creations, this term children will be creating 3D models of animals using coloured recycled materials that have been collected by the children over the weeks leading up to our outcome. This links strongly with the global theme and their concern for the environment in choosing their materials. The children will also be creating a useable recycling area, which will be used to encourage families, staff and children to recycle materials in order to look after our community and planet.

Throughout our Art Journey this half term, the children will use different art techniques for different stages of their learning journey including;

-Developing fine motor skills with cutting and sticking and experimenting how to connect materials together in different ways.

-Designing, planning, drawing and labelling.

-Testing properties of Materials.

Physical development

This term PE will focus on gymnastics where the children will be exploring moving their bodies, travelling in different ways and balancing using apparatus.  We will also be using these sessions to focus on positional language.  Please could you continue to encourage your child to dress and undress themselves at home, and PE kits are labelled and brought into school.   


All our homework activities link to your child’s class learning. You will be given a list of homework activities to complete with your child. You can pick which one your child tackles each week.  Please see the homework letter for additional information.


Throughout the year the Reception children would usually attend educational visits. As we are unable to take part in physical visits we will provide links to Colchester Zoo for the children to virtually visit and explore a range of animals and their environments. 

Please find below a few websites that you may find useful to explore at home with your child to support their learning in the EYFS curriculum

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