Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

SUMMER 2 What a wonderful world

        What a 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 8th 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 addition, we will enjoy an array of Carnival activities such as drumming, global dances, food tasting, making carnival accessories ending in our own carnival at school.

       In Phonics, we will continue to learn Phase 3 sounds and read them in longer words such as crowds, trains, balloons, 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 learning to write longer words and simple sentences. 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. We will also be reading to understand and answer questions.


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 and knowing our number bonds with ease.      

       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’.

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 oce...

The Reduce, Reuse and Recycle SONG | 3 R's for Kids | Grades K-2

Watch the full lesson at: Genius makes fun science videos and lessons for grades K-5 -- like this song abou...

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 ecl...