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Great Kimble Church of England School

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Reception (Earth Class)

Welcome to Earth Class

"Together Is A Wonderful Place To Be"



Spring 2 in Earth Class...

Spring is upon us...We are all looking forward to longer days, sunshine and more opportunities to bring our learning outside. This half term we are going to be continuing our over-arching theme 'At the Bottom of the Garden' by looking closely at animal lifecycles, the changing of the seasons and plants. In Earth Class we will be welcoming Caterpillars and Chicks, watching them grow and taking responsibility for their development and wellbeing...A fantastic 6 weeks to come! 


Spring Term 2


Over Arching Theme: Together we will Explore...

At the Bottom of the Garden




WOW Day/Class Experience: Creepy-Crawly Cooking!

Learning for Life: Self-Regulation (Listening and Following Instructions)

Nursery Rhyme Basket: Counting Rhymes

Music & Movement: Big Band


Together we will…

  • Look at the importance of listening, following instructions and responding to the needs of ourselves and of others.
  • Think about how we grow and change.
  • Talk about how we can look after, conserve and improve our local environment. 
  • Continue our Bug Club journey, consolidating Phase 3 and irregular words learnt so far.
  • Continue to build our storytelling and writing skills using the new model texts 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar (fiction)' and 'Lifecycle of a Butterfly (non-fiction)'.
  • Investigate time and measuring, composition to 10, number bonds to 10, doubling facts, 3D shapes and complex patterns.
  • Investigate animal lifecycles, plants and growth.
  • Exploring instruments, orchestra and putting on a musical performance.


This is only a small snapshot of all the fantastic adventures we will be taking this half term. You can find more of what we will be doing on our Curriculum Overview within the Class Documents folder on this page.


Helpful Hints: 

  • Please ensure that all uniform, water bottles and bags are clearly named.
  • In Earth class we play outside whatever the weather so please make sure your child has a suitable coat, sun hat and a water bottle (Learning through Play is thirsty work!)
  • Reading books will be changed weekly, We aim to read with children 1-2-1 twice a week.
  • Bug Club e-books will be updated according to the phase and week the children are on.
  • When books are sent home, reading should be a daily occurrence. Ideally, your child should be reading aloud to an adult everyday, this should be recorded in the reading record.
  • Visits to Smokey Row will be on a Thursday
  • Handwriting sessions taking place every Friday
  • A Library session will take place on a Friday


If you need to get in contact with me as class teacher, please use our class email address: 

You can expect a response within 2 working days.

If there is anything that needs my immediate attention, please contact the office as the message will get to me quicker than an email to the class!

Mrs Hunt