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Welcome to Saplings smiley

Please have a look to see what we will be learning about and how you can support at home. We will also display photos of some of the lovely things we have been doing at school! If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.


Kind Regards

Mrs Gibson and Mrs Edwards

Saplings Class Teachers 



Topics for the Year 2021-2022


Autumn 1 - Farming and Harvest

Autumn 2 - Winter Wonderland

Spring 1 - Space

Spring 2 - Minibeasts

Summer 1 - Animals

Summer 2 - Pirates and the Seaside


The topics will be an over arching theme for each half term,

linking in across all areas of the curriculum.


How you can support your child at home: 

Reading at home

Children are expected to read to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes daily.

School Reading Books are sent home daily and will be changed when your child has read them twice, once for decoding and then the second time for comprehension.  Please indicate in the reading diary when you have read with your child so we know that they require a new book.

Please see for more electronic books.


Please see attached list of high frequency words below. The children will be learning to read and write these words. We will start with the Phase 2 word bank and then progress onto Phase 3 and Phase 4.

Some phonics website with free games to have a look at are: and

Number facts

In Reception children are expected to know the following:

Counting up to 20

Ordering numbers up to 20

Doubling numbers up from 1+1=2 up until 9+9=18

Halving and sharing amounts

Telling the time -the hour- o'clock

Weighing objects and measuring length or height

Here are some suggested websites to help you practise…


This term our topic is Minibeasts.

You could talk to your child about which animals are considered to be minibeasts.

You could make a minibeast at home out of junk modelling or play dough.

You could watch Crazy Critters with Jess, then maybe think of questions you could ask a ladybird or a spider. What might their answer be? 

Are there any fantastic facts about Minibeasts?

Could you make up a story about a minibeast, what might it do?

In science in this half term we will be thinking about how animals grow and in particular looking at lifecycles.



Homelearning - website access


Something to support letter sounds and phonics, lots of games here to help with learning.

Free home Access for phonics play is:

Username: Jan21 

Password: home

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