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Summer Term 2023


Can you tell a tale?

Creativity Dreams Passion Fear Fairness.  

This term, The Bears will focus on developing a wide range of skills across the EYFS curriculum with a focus on writing.  We will be looking to use our knowledge to create different pieces, including 3D clay models and sculptures. Learning will still be based around understanding the world and play is still the best way to continue to discover, explore and create. Concepts we will be covering are:  

  • Creativity 
  • Dreams 
  • Passion 
  • Fear 
  • Fairness 

How we'll be doing it...

Authentic Outcomes

As well as developing skills, the children will work towards an authentic outcome which is designed to encourage real ownership of their learning. This term, there will be plenty of opportunities to apply knowledge and skills practically within a range of contexts. We will work towards our class trip to Brockholes where we will be able to use natural found items to create artwork.  

Reception Wow Events  

This term the children will be delving in part, into the world of traditional tales. They will get the chance to be immersed in different stories and participate in themed activities relating to characters, settings and plots.  

Specific Areas


Our focus books for the term are The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch and a range of traditional tales.  These books provide a great platform for developing language and give a number of opportunities for writing. The children will use phonological knowledge to:  

  • Write instructions 
  • Create speech between characters
  • Create lists
  • Write simple letters 
  • Write more than one sentence to create a short story.  

Of course the children will also continue to read and listen to a wide variety of other books and stories on a number of topics. 


Maths this term is focusing on number, simple fractions like half and double, using simple units to measuring height, width and length and weight, and talking about various times of the day. Maths sessions are as practical as possible to really get concepts stuck in their minds 

What will we create?

Understanding the world  

This term the children will be making further observations about the world around them They will be focusing on Summer. They will look into holiday destinations further afield and will be able to explain some of the differences between there and home. As the plants begin to sprout, the children will use them as inspiration for writing and art and we will have discussions about how things grow.  

Creative Expressive Art and Design 

In the Summer term, children will learn to express themselves through art and movement. They will have the chance to create sculptures and models using a range of media as well as continue to grow their talents in drawing and painting.  

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