Welcome to

The Market Deeping

Community Primary School

Willoughby Avenue, Peterborough, Lincolnshire PE6 8JE

Tel: 01778 343654




 Term 5




Our topic is Animals.

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 talk 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. Develop our name writing and letter formation. We will use fine motor skills for threading, using tweezers and developing our scissors skills. We will be using jugs to pour our own drinks and then washing up after using plates and cups at snack time.


We will be sharing books, making marks both inside and outside. We will listen to stories about animals, such as Farmyard Hullabaloo. We will also look at non-fiction books. We will continue with learning letter sounds. We will be developing our name writing and letter formation. We will introduce the Oxford Reading Tree characters and books.


In mathematics we are singing number rhymes and learning numerals. We will be counting objects and play counting games. We will be adding two groups of objects together to find a total. We will be developing our number recognition and ordering numbers. We will be measuring animals to compare sizes.

Expressive Arts and Design

We will be using paint and making models. We will explore different musical instruments and the different sound that they make. We will have a role play pet shop/vets.

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 a programmable toy named Bee-Bot. We will talk about our pets and animals that are in our homes. We will have a visit to a farm. We will explore the differences and similarities between animals. We will discuss caring for animals.