Chilton Primary School

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Summer 1- My Community and me

Reception Curriculum Newsletter

Term 5 – My Community and Me!


This term our topic is ‘My Community and Me!’  We will be exploring our community; from the people who help us to our local area and the environment. We will also be finding out about our country, continent and our planet! We look forward to having a range of visitors in school to enhance our topic and for the children to get a real insight into the jobs of the emergency services. We will be covering our local community as well as police, fire and ambulance services.


Please find an overview of our topic and maths learning each week below:


Week 1: Our Home, buildings in our community and our planet / Maths -White Rose - “Building 9 and 10”

Week 2: Maple – Firefighters, Oak – Police / Maths - White Rose - “Building 9 and 10”

Week 3: Maple – Police officers, Oak - Firefighters / Maths - White Rose – “Building 9 and 10”

Week 4: Maple and Oak– Ambulance/Hospital / White Rose – “Building 9 and 10 – pattern and 3d shapes”

Week 5: When I grow up/ Celebration and jubilee week celebrations/ Maths White Rose – “Building 9 and 10 – pattern and 3d shapes”


Forest School and Outdoor Learning

Please make sure your child has outdoor clothes in on their day to avoid disappointment.

Please see below the dates and groups for each session:

Monday 25th April

Forest School - Ants

Thursday 28th April

Outdoor learning - Crickets

Monday 2nd May

Bank Holiday

Thursday 5th May

Outdoor learning - Beetles

Monday 9th May

No Forest School

Thursday 12th May

Outdoor learning - Crickets

Monday 16th May

Forest School - Beetles

Thursday 19th May

Outdoor learning -  Ants

Monday 23rd May

Forest School - Crickets

Thursday 26th May

Outdoor learning - Beetles



PE will continue to be taught by Mr Bedwell on a Tuesday morning. PE will be mostly outside this term so please make sure your child has a full outdoor PE kit including trainers in school that stays in school for the term. This needs to include tracksuit bottoms and a jumper for cooler days.


Daily Reading

The children will continue to take a reading book home every Tuesday and Friday. Please make sure your child reads daily and that you record their reading in their yellow reading record.


Open Afternoon

Due to the number of parents that had to miss the last open afternoon we will be opening our days again on Thursday the 18th of May at 2.30-2.50. This will give you another opportunity to see the classrooms and children's work on our new topic.


Key dates

28th April – Farms2Uwe

2nd May – Bank Holiday

Friday 13th May - Forensic expert, Doron to visit on the morning

Thursday 19th - Open afternoon 2.30-2.50pm for parents

Wednesday 18th May – Talk from a parent nurse

Visit from (paramedics/air ambulance) - week of the 16th of May

23rd May – African dance workshop

25th May – Jubilee picnic and Sports Day


The Reception Team.