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This terms enquiry is an Art theme. Throughout our enquiry sessions this term we are going to be answering the question, "Is nature beautiful?", looking at colour, plants, animals and the environment. Each week will we be building up our knowledge to answer this question.

Week 1 

We have been learning about the primary colours - red, blue and yellow, learning how to colour mix and how to make a colour lighter and darker. 


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Week 2

We have explored how to create different effects using crayons. We experimented with leaf rubbings.


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Week 3

We have been creating some observation drawings of plants/ leaves.


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Week 4 

We have been exploring different minibeast found in nature. We went on a bug hunt and made bug hotels.


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Week 5 

We have been learning the names of the four seasons, looking at how they are different and what makes them beautiful. 


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Week 6 

We have been looking at the work of a famous artist - David Hockney and have been recreating his art work 'The arrival of spring.' 


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Week 7 

This week we have been exploring woodland animals. We have compared features of woodland animals and looked at their habitats. 


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Week 8 

We have been looking how human actions affect the environment and have explored littering and recycling.


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Week 9 

We have been learning about the lifecycle of an animal and have looked at the different stages of how an owl grows. 


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Week 10

We have been learning how to care for a plant. We have planted Sunflower seeds and learnt that they need water and sunlight to grow.


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Week 11 and 12

We have been designing, making and evaluating moving flowers.

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Every Wednesday we have an enrichment day with Nursery. Throughout the children's time within EYFS we aim to provide them with as many enrichment opportunities as possible. We hold weekly activities such as  cooking, arts and crafts, outdoor learning and library visits. Throughout the year we hope to add much more to our curriculum, ensuring children get a breadth of experiences. These enrichment opportunities may change and are dependent upon the children's interests.  


Children in Reception will have a deep understanding of number to 10, including the composition of each number. They will subitise (recognise quantities without counting) up to 5 and will automatically recall (without reference to rhymes, counting or other aids) number bonds up to 5 (including subtraction facts) and some number bonds to 10, including double facts. 


Numerical Patterns:

Children in Reception will verbally count beyond 20, recognising the pattern of the counting system. They will compare quantities up to 10 in different contexts, recognising when one quantity is greater than, less than or the same as the other quantity. They will explore and represent patterns within numbers up to 10, including evens and odds, double facts and how quantities can be distributed equally. 


Shape, Space and Measure: 

Children in Reception will identify and name 2D shapes and use language such as curve, straight, round and flat to describe 2D shapes.  They will begin planning to use shapes within their pictures and represent a familiar route using simple marks.  Children will understand simple positional language such as on, under, and in and use it with increased accuracy in their own play and talk.  They will confidently apply the language and action of emptying and filling containers, understanding the difference.  Children will understand through the support of visual prompts what activities are happening now and next and will talk about different aspects of measure such as heavy and light. 



During this term we will using lots of good quality texts to help us with our Literacy lessons. 


We will be using 'Nature Trail' by Benjamin Zephiniah to write setting descriptions.

We will be using 'Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go' by Patricia Hegarty to write simple acrostic poems.   

We will be using 'Tidy' by Emily Gravett and 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson to write persuasive posters about tidying up litter.

We will be using 'That’s my flower!' by Alice Hemming? / 'From seed to Sunflower' to write leaflets explaining how to grow plants.



This term we will be learning some new sounds. We will be looking at letter formation, writing and reading words with the following sounds:

i, o

u, y

ow, oi

ar, air

ur, er

ear, ure

ee, or

z, zz

wh, ea


s, se

ze, aw


We will also be learning the following words:

some, one, said, come, do, so, have, there, out, like, little.