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Reception - Turtles

Welcome to Turtles!

Turtle class is taught by Miss Bowen and supported by Mrs Pearson.

Here is our classroom...

Our Curriculum

Personal, Social, Emotional Development

Through PSHE sessions and provision, we will focus on ‘Super Me’, exploring all things about ourselves as we get ready to transition into year one.

Communication and Language

There are plentiful opportunities both in the indoor and outdoor environments to enable children to develop their communication and language skills. We will develop our vocabulary through play, reading and a 'Word of the Week'- this will be published on Seesaw.

Over the half-term, we will read a variety of texts, including lots of non-fiction to learn more about plants. Some our favourite texts include The Lighthouse Keeper, Lilah and the Secret of Rain and The Storm Whale. 

Physical Development

We have daily fine motor sessions and activities in provision to help strengthen our muscles for writing. This includes: Digit Dance, Dough Disco and The Write Dance. 

Our PE days will be Wednesdays (swimming) and Thursdays (net/wall games). 


This half-term, we will move onto level 5 sounds and tricky words. We will continue to embed previous learnt sounds in our reading and writing. A reading book will be sent home for children to apply their phonics and reading skills. The expectation is for children to read 10 minutes, 5 days a week to build fluency. Please remember to practise green sight words too. You can read more about sight words here


This half term we will work on:

  • Adding
  • Taking away
  • 2D shapes
  • 3D shapes
  • Manipulating shapes
  • Pattern
  • Position


Over the half-term we are going to explore 'Who likes to be beside the seaside?'. We will explore the water cycle, different bodies of water, the seaside and much more. We are looking forward to our trip to Aberystwyth to enhance our learning of seaside towns.

 In RE, we will explore special stories from Christianity and Islam. We will understand the importance of the Bible and Quran to Christians and Muslims. Find our keys here. 

Expressive Art and Design 

This half term we will explore how to use different printing techniques to create our own artwork. We will also investigate how to create sand sculptures.


Autumn 1 

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Reading Miles

Word Cards

Phase 2 Tricky Words

Phase 3 Tricky Words

Recommended Reads