Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

F2 - Miss Jardine Robins




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SUMMER 1 - Down on the Farm

This term in Reception we will be learning about all the things ‘down on the farm’. We will be planting and tending to our own vegetable seeds, taking a trip to  a farm and learning about farm animals and their young. Furthermore, we will be celebrating different events such as Ramadan, and the Buddhist festival of Vesak.

In Literacy, we will read The Little Red Hen, Rosie’s Walk and What the Ladybird Heard. Alongside these texts, we will be baking bread, learning about life-cycles  and making wanted posters to capture Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh.

SPRING 2 -Explorers

This term we will be ‘Explorers’ and discovering different lands and places through our 3 key texts: Non-fiction Dinosaurs, the Gruffalo and We’re going on a bear hunt. We will squelch in thick, oozy mud, wade through a deep, cold river and hope not to be gobbled up by a Gruffalo this term.

In Literacy we will be finding and writing lots of interesting facts about dinosaurs, singing about and describing features of the Gruffalo and, sequencing and innovating the Bear hunt story. In Phonics, we will continue to learn within Phase 3 and re-cap our previous learning plus do lots of catch up in-between. Maths, we will explore numbers within 10, counting patterns beyond 20, doubles and odd/even.

       In the other areas of our learning we will focus how we learn in school, resolve conflict and show our understanding through lots of discussions. In Science, we will be exploring rainbows, shadows and having lots of walks to the woods to see how our forest is changing as we enter spring.  We will be celebrating many different events this term including WORLD BOOK DAY, Red Nose day, Mother’s Day, Ramadan, and not forgetting Easter. Furthermore, Reception will be enjoying learning how to ice skate at the National Ice Arena!

Spring 1 - Food Glorious Food


Our new topic this term is Food, Glorious Food. We will be reading some fantastic stories such as Handa’s Surprise, The Enormous Turnip and The Tiger Who Came to Tea – and we look forward to preparing and tasting lots of exciting fruits and vegetables, as well as baking cakes and preparing sandwiches for our ‘Tiger Who came to Tea’  party. We will be learning all about the traditions of Chinese Lunar Year and will be turning our role-play area into a Fruit and Vegetable shop. For more information click on the topic link above, and look in the gallery for pictures of all the exciting things we are getting up to in Robin class.


Autumn 2- Once upon a tale

This term in Robins we will be reading traditional tales, learning about diversity and how this looks like within our school community and celebrating different special events such as Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas. We will also be getting into the Christmas spirit by practicing our nativity songs and dances, plus getting ready for our Christmas craft day.



 AUTUMN 1 -  Caped Crusaders 


For the first few weeks, we will be settling into routines and getting to know each other. Experience shows us that this settling in period is vital so that our children feel safe and secure as we move forward in our learning.  We will be thinking about our ‘super powers’ and discussing what GOLDEN and SPARKLE look like.  We will be introducing our children to ALL the people who help us around school and finding out about our families, as well as meeting people who help us in the wider community. Our class texts will include Super Duper You, Superworm and Supertato.             

We are so happy to welcome you all back to school – we hope you all had a great summer - and we would like to say an especially big ‘well done’ to the children and parents who are new to Glade Hill.  The beginning and end of the day has run so smoothly and we hope you agree very safely. All our children are displaying GOLDEN and SPARKLY behaviour throughout the day and we have been hugely impressed how quickly they have settled to their new routines and classrooms.