Bishops Cannings Church of England Primary School and Pre-School
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We believe that "the best classrooms are always those filled with love, laughter and learning."

Unicorn Class (Reception)

Teacher: Mrs Breydin  |  Teaching assistants: Mrs Waters (M, T, W), Mrs Wellar (Th, Fr) and Mrs Gardner (PPA Cover)


We believe that " the best classrooms are always those filled with love, laughter and learning."

Jewel was a noble creamy-white unicorn with a ice blue horn, and was the best friend of Narnian King Tirian. He often wore a gold chain around his neck. You can read about Jewel in the book, 'The Last Battle'.


Term 1:

This term our topic is entitled This is me. During the first 4 weeks the children will be attending school part time and we will be using this time to carry out our baseline assessments. Once the children are in full time, children will have the opportunity to do lots of different activities covering all areas of learning linked to the topic. In addition we  will be introducing children to phase 2 phonics and will have a focus on developing their vocabulary in a variety of ways including using recommended texts for reception aged children.  Main texts will include Supertato, Each Peach,Pear, Plum,  The little red hen, The gruffalo and Duck in the truck. We will be using the White Rose maths scheme of work to develop their maths skills and have a focus on developing their gross and fine motor skills during guided Eurythmy, dough gym sessions and funky finger activities. Children will have the opportunity to develop their own interests during continuous provision and child initiated sessions both indoors and outdoors.

Term 2:

This term our topic is entitled Rhyme time! During week 1 we will doing lots of rhyming activites and will look at the rhyme Humpty Dumpty and in week 2 we will be coming up with our own versions of Humpty Dumpty and look at the book Brown bear, brown bear what do you see. In week 3 we will be taking part in the World Nursery Rhyme week. This involves looking at a nursery Rhyme each day and doing activities linked to that Rhyme. This year the rhymes are 'Heads, shoulders, knees and toes'; Incy Wincy Spider, Wind the bobbin up, Down in the jungle and sleeping bunnies. On the Friday of that week we are hoping to get together with pre-school to share the rhymes we have been doing. From week 4 we will be looking at books that have  rhyming patterns and these will include Hairy MaClary and Zog. During the final 2 weeks we will be lloking at Christmas themed books with rhyming patterns. We will continue to follow thye White Rose scheme for Maths and will be focusing on numbers 4 and 5 and linking with our theme of rhymes, will be sing number rhymes linked to these 2 numbers.  We are going to be starting Cosmic kids yoga and during the first 4 weeks will be doing the one linked to the nursery rhyme, Old Macdonald had a farm.

 In addition we will be doing lots of craft activities throughout the term linked to Bonfire night, Remembrance day and of course Christmas. We are gong to be joining with Pre-school to learn chrsitmas songs so we can perform together at the end of term.

Term 3

This term we are going to be doing a topic based around toys. We are going to be looking at a range of fiction and non-fiction texts linked to this topic as a stimulus for our reading and writing activities. Where possible the texts will also link to our phase 3 digraphs we will be learning.

In maths we will continue to be following the White Rose Scheme of work and will be looking at the units, Alive in 5 and Growing 6,7 & 8.

In art we will be doing drawings and painting s of toys and making different puppets. In music we will be listening to the works of Ibert and Mozart and learning songs linked to our topic. For our yoga we will be doing Cosmic kids yoga - toys,trucks & robots.

During week 5 we will be finding out about Chinese New Year and doing lots of activities to develop our understanding of this custom.







Our class Motto: Reach for the STARS:

S: smile and be happy

T: try new things

A: always try your best

R: respect other people

S: see what you can achieve.

What children said before leaving Unicorn class.

" We do lots of learning in Unicorn Class."

" I have loved being in Unicorn Class."

" I wish I could stay in Unicorn Class forever."

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