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Reception (Pixie) 2023 - 2024

Mrs Janes

Summer 1 Term:

Welcome back to another exciting Term in Pixie class

Project: Animal Safari.

An overland journey, observing & investigating animals in their natural habitat.

Focus Book: Dear Zoo.

Home Support Book:


Focus Book: The Night Pirates

Home Support Book:



We follow the Read Write Inc. phonics programme, please click here to view our phonics page

We will use our phonic skills to write independently, being authors to create our own book.

During shared reading of ‘The Night Pirate’ we will discuss how the author uses punctuation to affect the mood of the story.

We will concentrate on the formation of letters during our focussed handwriting sessions.  


Home Support: Letter Formation, please use the RWI formation sheet previously sent home.


In Number we will be concentrating on number bonds to 10, including double facts and odds & even numbers.

Home Support: Farmer Pete

In Number Pattern we will count beyond 20, recognising the pattern of the counting system.

Home Support: Big Number Song


We will use ‘SwitchZoo’ to create our own animals and make individual hard back books.

Home Support: Free App SwitchZoo

During our safari project we will investigate the nature habitats of the animals.

Home Support: Take a safari around your garden or the park to look for insects and bugs in their natural habitats.

Expressive Art & Design

We will be singing and moving to different pirate songs in time with the music. 

Pirate Song & Dance Link:,vid:RUHCl2tlXis,st:0  

During our Pirate Day, we will use our imagination when acting like a pirate to invent, adapt and recount pirate stories.  Arrrh!

We will experiment with different techniques to create animals & backgrounds, explaining the process we have used.

Dates for the diary:

PE Day is a Wednesday

Thursday 25th April @ 9:00 Coffee Morning

Thursday 2nd May  (Polling Day)

Friday 17th May Pirate Day (come dressed as a pirate)

Friday 24th May Inset Day


Mrs Janes & Mrs Day


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