Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Summer 2: Our wonderful world

     Our wonderful world 


For our final term of learning in Reception, we will be learning about and celebrating our ‘Wonderful World!’ We will celebrate and educate ourselves with World Ocean’s day on June 7th and learn about how we can ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ to clean our oceans. Before our INSET days, the children in Reception will be celebrating how amazing we have been this year and reminisce about all of the WONDERFUL activities and memories we have shared this year.


In Phonics, we will continue to consolidate Phase 3 sounds and read them in longer words such as crowds, splashes, floated, glimmering and lunchbox. Whereas, some of our children will be reading simple phase 3 words like goat, light, hook, beard and chair. In English, we will be reading Somebody swallowed Stanley, The Blue Giant and learning about sea creature facts. We will write longer words and simple sentences about our conservation efforts and sea creature facts. Furthermore, we will challenge our children to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in their writing which is great preparation for Year 1. In maths, we will be using rekenreks (picture above) to link familiar representations such numbers of fingers to representations on the rekenrek frame. We will also be delving deeper, becoming more fluent with the composition of 10, number bonds to 5, counting principles, number pattern facts such as doubles, odd and even plus, sharing equally


In our wider curriculum, we will be learning all about the ocean, the animals that inhabit it and how we can help in the fight against pollution. We will also be turning some rubbish into art with the help of ‘Somebody swallowed Stanley’.



▷ Somebody Swallowed Stanley - Reading Children's Books #13

Somebody Swallowed Stanley - Reading Children's Books "Plastic bags don't belong in the sea!" Everybody has a taste for Stanley, but he is no ordinary jellyfish. Most jellyfish have dangly-gangly tentacles, but Stanley has two handles... Other jellyfish have a magical glow, but Stanley has stripes...

▷ The Blue Giant - Reading Children's Books #7

The Blue Giant - Reading Children's Books Meera and her mum are enjoying a break at the seaside. Until... ...a creature emerges from the waves. It's a giant. A blue giant. It has a stirring plea to help clean up the ocean and save the sea creatures from the menace of plastic waste.

The Blue Giant by Katie Cottle - draw-along and create your own ocean collage picture

The Blue Giant is the timely new picture book from Katie Cottle, author of The Green Giant, which encourages us to change our lifestyles and clean up the oceans. Katie will show you how to make your own collage picture of The Blue Giant, complete with fish and other underwater friends.

Makaton CarPark Karaoke - What a Wonderful World - Singing Hands

Makaton #WonderfulWorld We do a lot of travelling by car between classes and events - so to pass the time we have fun singing and signing along with our eclectic playlist!. After what seems like months of singing Christmas songs, we were back at work this week so whilst driving about we put together the signs for "Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong.

Summer 2 Knowledge Organiser

Suggested reading