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Leighton Primary School


Here you can find out the Foundation curriculum expectations and learn about what they will be doing this term.





This half term we will be focusing on the core stories: The Naughty Bus, The Gingerbread Man and The Christmas Story. 

We will be learning about different celebrations including: Bonfire Night, Diwali and Christmas. We will be visiting the Cathedral in Peterborough Town to learn about the Christmas story and how Christians celebrate Christmas. 

At the end of term we will be going to see Cinderella on Ice and we will be practising our Christmas Concert ready for performances to the parents in December. 

In Phonics we will be continuing to learn Phase 2 letters and sounds and tricky words. In Maths we will be learning numbers 1-10 how to count, recognise and order them and basic skills for adding/subtracting/more/less and working out the difference before moving onto bigger numbers. 

Please be reminded that PE is on a Tuesday morning and children must have PE kits in school. 

Please continue to support you child by sharing their reading book at home and using their sound book to practice the letters and sounds they are learning in Phonics.

Spring term

This term our topic is 'The Sea' and our core story is Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. This is about a boy who helps a penguin find his home. During the story a range of emotions are experienced by the boy and the penguin including disappointment, fear and loneliness.  

Our trip this half term is to Hunstanton to visit the Sealife Centre where we will be learning facts and information about different sea creatures. We will get the opportunity to touch and hold a Crab and Starfish!

After half term, our topic is 'Owls'. Firstly we will be learning facts and information about Owls and we will have the opportunity to hold a Owl with a visit from the Raptor Foundation. Following this we will be reading 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell. We will be developing our comprehension skills by asking questions about the text and visualising  where the mother owl has gone. 

Later in the term we will be thinking about Farms and our core stories will be What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson and The Three Little Pigs.  

Towards the end of the term we will be visiting Sacrewell Farm we will be having a Tractor ride and feeding the Lambs.