Welcome to

The Market Deeping

Community Primary School

Willoughby Avenue, Peterborough, Lincolnshire PE6 8JE

Tel: 01778 343654

Term 2

Our topic is about dinosaurs and Christmas we will be looking at the following:

Personal Social and Emotional Development

We will be playing turn taking games and encouraging sharing skills. We will talk about our families and ‘news’. We will use puppets to talk about feelings and to reinforce rules.

Communication and Language

We will listen to and talking about stories. During circle time activities we will encourage the children to listen as well as speak about a focused subject. We will explore the use of positional language.

Physical Development

We are focusing on both fine motor and gross motor skills this term. We will practice our pencil control when tracing. We will use fine motor skills for threading. We will explore the fitness trail and practice our ball skills outside.


We will be sharing books, making marks both inside and outside. We will be exploring dinosaur books, such as Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs. We will also look at non-fiction books to. We will start to looks at the letter sounds, starting with s, a, t,


In mathematics we are singing number rhymes and learning numerals. We will be counting objects and play counting games. We will measure dinosaur bones using cubes. We will talk about the longest and shortest. We will make pictures using shapes.

Expressive Arts and Design

We will be doing lots of creative things this term making firework pictures, making fossils using clay, making Christmas cards. We will explore musical instruments and sing simple songs and number rhymes. We will practice Christmas songs for the Christmas play.

Understanding the World

We will be using the computers to make pictures and practice using the mouse to click and drag objects. We will explore fossils and bones buried in the sand and use brushes to clean them. We will talk about Bonfire night, Christmas and the Nativity story.

Please note we try and use the children’s current ideas and interests when possible so some areas may change as the term progresses.