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This half term our topic is …

Happy and Healthy

We will be focusing on the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’

We will also be looking at our focus author, Vivian French. She has written books including Oliver’s Fruit Salad, Oliver’s Vegetables and Oliver’s milkshake.

Are you healthy? What does healthy mean to you?

Being healthy means being in good physical or mental condition.

How do you stay healthy?


Think about:

*What might be at the top of the beanstalk? Do you think Jack was scared when he climbed the beanstalk?

*What do you know about Giants– What features to Giants have? What food do Giants eat?

*What are Giants scared of?

*Did Jack do the right thing? Should he have taken the objects from the Giant?


This half term, we will be thinking about:

      • Forming the letters we have learnt using their correct letter formation including capital letters.
      • Reading and writing RWI set 2 sounds.
      • Beginning to learn some set 3 sounds. 
      • Spell words by identifying the sounds in them and representing the sounds with letters.
      • Writing a simple sentence – using a capital letter, finger spaces and full stop.
      • Recognise tricky words (red words).
      • Counting forwards and backwards to 20.
      • Recognising, ordering and writing numbers to 10.
      • Exploring number facts to 10.
      • Automatically recall number bonds up to 5 including subtraction facts.


Extra activities to try at home

We are working hard to practise our blending skills for reading. Practise blending using the Phase 2 games ‘Buried Treasure’ and ‘Dragons Den’ (Sets 1-4):



We will be practising our Talk for Writing version of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk.’

Keep an eye on Showbie for our story map. 


In Reception, we love reading!   

Click here to find out the 100 picture books to read before you are five – How many have you read?

Click here to  find out about the featured books for 3+

Here are some websites that you might find useful:

For a range of links in different subject visit BBC Bitesize

Visit White Rose Maths Home Learning 

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Topic Webs 2021-2022


Who lives in your house ? (Autumn 1) How do you scare a Dragon? (Spring 1) Happy and Healthy (Summer 1)
How do we celebrate? (Autumn 2) Was Goldilocks kind? (Spring 2)

For Reception Long Term Plan please click here