Reception English

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Summer Blocks

2 Units

Learn how plants grow by sharing Eric Carle's The Tiny Seed and Nick Butterworth's Jasper's Beanstalk. Enjoy writing and following instructions for growing a bean plant and making a cress sandwich, as well as creating artwork inspired by plants and vegetables.

Lists, Labels and Instructions: Growing Plants

3 Units

Be inspired by sharing thoughts, ideas and questions about people who help us, including vets, dentists and the Emergency Services. Enjoy reading the texts The Very Helpful Hedgehog and Dog Eat Dog to help create a thank you card for someone who cares for us at home.

Captions, Greetings Cards and Letters: People Who Help Us

2 Units

Explore the lifecycle of a butterfly and a frog by sharing the books The Hungry Caterpillar and Tadpole's Promise. Have a go at retelling and sequencing events, as well as writing a simple report. Get creative with jelly frogspawn and butterfly collages.

Labels, Captions and Simple Report Sequences: Animal Lifecycles

3 Units

Step into the magical land of fairy tales by sharing Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Hansel and Gretel. Discuss, retell, sequence and write your own version of the stories. Enjoy growing a beanstalk and creating a new cottage for the witch.

Letters, Short Retellings of Fairy Tales: Fairy Tales

2 Units

Enter the world of superheroes by sharing the books Superheroes - All Sorts, Superhero ABC and Supertato. Spark their imagination by describing superheroes, dressing up and creating gadgets, as well as writing about superpowers.

Descriptive Writing: Superheroes

2 Units

All aboard! Share the joys of bus and train rides by reading You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus, Naughty Bus and The Train Ride. Explore other forms of transport and maps and use personal experiences to help create a recount or directions for a toy bus.

Lists, Maps and Recounts: Transport