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Salehurst C of E Primary School

Let all that you do be done in Love. – 1 Corinthians – 16:14.

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Reception – Owls

Welcome to Reception!



We like to get stuck in! 

Our aim is to provide the children with a smooth (but exciting!) transition into school. We believe that if you sing, dance, look, touch, listen, play, make, explore, act, draw and sometimes get quite mucky, then you're learning lots.


Each week, we will email out a sheet outlining some of the things that your child will be doing and learning that week so you can talk to them about their learning at home. We love to hear about what your child has done at home so please share their achievements using a 'WOW' moment sheet. We will then be able to add these to their learning journeys.


The Owls have five topics over the course of the year. For more information about our Reception curriculum, please click on the link to go to our curriculum page.


Term 6

The world, woods and wild things


This term sees us continuing to run our work alongside the school's woodland topic. We will start by learning about a woodland inhabitant: a snail! We will read the book 'Snail Trail' by Ruth Brown and use this to create our own story about an invertebrate's journey. We will also look at Matisse's 'The Snail' collage. We'll go on to learn about rainforests: where they're found, animals that live there and food we enjoy that grows in them. We'll learn about the artist Andy Goldsworthy and see if we can create our own natural sculptures. 'Handa's Surprise', set in Kenya, is a perpetual favourite and we'll also use 'Ebele's Favourite' to learn about Nigerian games.   

Here are some websites that you and your child might enjoy looking at together: