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Summer term 1

Our topic is:

Our Wonderful World


Spring Term 2

Our topic is:

People who help us.

Spring term 1

Our topic is:

Brilliant Books

Autumn term 2:


Festivals and celebrations

Dear Parents and Children,

We hope that you have all had a great half term holiday. It is an exciting and busy time of year in Early Years. Your children will be investigating seasonal changes and learning about a variety of cultural traditions, festivals and celebrations.

This half term we will be learning about festivals of light such as Diwali and Bonfire Night. We will also continue to have many opportunities to talk about special events in our own lives. We will explore our lovely school grounds by going on an Autumn walk. We will read the story ‘Leaf Man’ and look at a variety of non-fiction books about Autumn time. We will learn about the First Christmas and enjoy sharing lots of Christmas themed stories such as; ‘Stick Man’ and ‘Dear Santa’. We will be writing our own Christmas lists, card and letters to Father Christmas.

Reception children will share their ‘Book time’ book; ‘Kitchen Disco’ together and take part in a number of exciting activities at school to help the story to come ‘alive’, in order to capture their interest, enthusiasm and imagination.  Children in Reception will explore fruit and vegetables further during some ‘cooking’ opportunities.

 At school learning takes place both inside and outside so please ensure that your child comes dressed with a named sweatshirt or cardigan, warm/waterproof coat and suitable footwear.

Please write information in your child’s home-school link books about outings, experiences, interests, questions or comments your child makes and their achievements. The information that you provide can help us plan learning opportunities that will continue to inspire and support your child’s learning and development.

We have introduced the children to the Linslade Lower School SUPER 6 LEARNING POWERS.  The children have enjoyed learning about them very much and have already started to compare their own learning styles to these very important life learning skills.  The ‘SUPER 6’ at Linslade Lower School are: Determination, Commitment, Creativity, Reflection, Resourcefulness and Collaboration.

We are looking forward to another busy half term continuing your children’s learning journey.

The Early Years Team