Welcome to Ben Nevis - Reception

Welcome to Ben Nevis - Reception

Ben Nevis is our Reception class at Fosse Bank. We cover a different topic every half term and aim to fully immerse the children in all areas of learning every day.

 

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Autumn Term

We cover ‘families’ and ‘water & ice’. When learning about families we talk about the human body, our bones, senses, our feelings and our behaviour, family members and being a part of groups. We then learn all about water & ice. During this topic we conduct lots of investigations and even travel to Antarctica! On the way back, we stop off at the North Pole to check how Father Christmas is getting on with Christmas preparations.

Spring Term

Our topics are: ‘people who help us’ and ‘mini beasts & the natural world’. When covering people who help us we try to make it as real as possible by organising lots of exciting visits from different professionals (e.g. police and firefighters). We then make the most of our wonderful surroundings to learn all about the world around us and the little critters than inhabit it, learning all about plants, animal classification and respect for nature.

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Summer Term

We learn all about ‘travel’ and ‘the farm’. When looking at travel, we take a look at different modes of transport, different countries and their cultures. Our final topic of farms includes looking at the difference between arable and pastoral farming, where our food comes from and healthy eating.

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Creative Week – Peter and the Wolf

Reception children looked at the work of the Russian artist, Carl Faberge and then made our own Faberge eggs. We also made ‘Wanted’ posters for the wolf. We had a STEM challenge where we had to design something to help Peter get his hat from the pond. We listened to the music Capulets and Montagues by Prokofiev. We wrote a shared story based on the music. During our Circle Time we discussed the importance of listening to grown-ups and we debated whether Peter had done the right thing by disobeying his grandfather to go back out through the gate to trap the wolf.