William Levick Primary School

William Levick
Primary School

Year R

Summer 1

Welcome back Foundation Stage! This half term our topic is Dinosaurs!


This week we had dinosaur footprints all over our classroom and a dinosaur egg was left for us to look after!

In Literacy, we will be writing letters to Mummy dinosaur. We are going to find out information about dinosaurs using non-fiction books. We will be reading ‘Tyrannosaurus drip’ by Julia Donaldson plus other dinosaur stories and looking at rhymes and poems.

We have a dinosaur cave set up for role play.

In Maths this half term, we are looking at numbers beyond 10, number patterns, 11 – 20, adding, taking away and spatial reasoning.

In Art we will be making clay dinosaurs, colour mixing using powder paint, and making dinosaur bone pictures.

We are going to experiment with floating and sinking and make predictions.

In PSED the unit is ‘Say no to bullying’ and we will be talking about friendships and feelings.

Autumn Term 2020

The children have all settled brilliantly into Foundation Stage and we are enjoying getting to know them all. We are very much looking forward to an exciting term with the children.

Our first topic is 'All about Me'. We will be talking all about what we like and don't like, our families and people who are special to us. We will also be practising writing our names, drawing and labelling.

In Maths we are matching, sorting and comparing amounts. We will be comparing size and capacities and exploring patterns. 
In life skills, we are looking at 'New Beginnings'. We will be talking about belonging, self awareness and managing our feelings. We are also exploring the value of respect through assemblies.

Previous Home Learning


Spring 2020 

Welcome back! The children have all settled back into the new term well and with their new teacher!

Our topic during Spring 1 is ‘Bears’. We will be linking a lot of our work to stories about bears such as ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’, ‘Polar bear, Polar bear’, ‘Whatever Next!’ and ‘Goldilocks and the 3 bears’. We will be retelling and acting out stories, writing lists, drawing story maps and recalling the beginning, middle and end of a story.


In Maths, we have been recognising numbers to 10, ordering numbers and counting objects reliably. We are moving onto measures with length, weight and capacity.

In Art and Design, we have been making rockets linked to the story ‘Whatever Next!’ and we have made bear puppets and masks.

In Physical development, we have been making dens and caves for bears inside in construction and outside using the large apparatus, and natural materials.

Our PE day in the hall is on Monday.

In Life Skills, we are looking at ‘Going for goals’ and have had some good discussions about what we can do now that we couldn’t do when we were small and also what we want to get better at.

We are all looking forward for a busy but exciting half term!


Autumn 2019

Foundation stage class of 2019-2020 has really started fantastically!

The children all settled well on their first day, enjoying getting to know each other, their teachers and their setting.

The weather has been warm and sunny so the children have been able to spill outside and enjoy outdoor learning. One child was overheard saying “I love my school! “

We are greatly looking forward to enjoying learning together in the weeks to come.