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Language + Questioning = Communication


These three words sit at the heart of our curriculum.

Children need to have:

  • a good grasp of language
  • be able to question and reason

We achieve this by using the principles of Philosophy for Children to become: critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers; this will allow our children to become good communicators which is an essential life skill.

Autumn 2019

Children have been learning around their interests so Reception have enjoyed learning through looking at the local area; where we belong; seasonal change; Sparkle and Shine (Diwali and Bonfire Night); nocturnal animals; hibernation, bears and woods; farm animals and the meaning of Christmas.


Reception had a Cats Protection Talk on 27.09.19 where we were taught how to look after pets and performed the Harvest Assembly on 3.10.19 where we sang four songs and acted out the story of 'The Little Red Hen'.


As part of Black History Month, Reception looked at the story of 'Handa's Surprise' and also got to see African Drummers perform.


We made pumpkins for Halloween using senses to explore them before carving them out.


Reception celebrated Diwali by making diya clay lamps and heard the story of 'Rama and Sita'.  We also cooked coconut barfi.


Christmas Carols on 5.12.19 to our parents then Recpetion visited Dudley Zoo to see Santa.


In January, we will be learning through looking at a selection of Julia Donaldson books (The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child),  'Wild Animals' making links to our visit to Dudley Zoo and finally we will be looking at a selection of traditional tales.