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Reception

Please take a look at our half termly overviews to see a snapshot of what children are learning in each curriculum area.

Autumn 1

Maths

  • Counting 
  • Exploring the numicon shapes and number rods
  • Height and length
  • Shape

English

Getting started: Nursery Rhymes
Enjoy rhyming activities.  Show awareness of rhyme and alliteration. Recognise rhythm in spoken words. Listen and join in with poems and stories. 


Poetry: Give yourself a hug by Grace Nichols
Continue a rhyming string. Show awareness of rhyme and alliteration. Hear and say the initial sound in words. Give meaning to marks they make as they draw. 

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 Technology

What technology do we have at home and school and what is it used for?

RE and PSHE

What makes everyone unique and precious?

New beginnings

All about me – celebrations and birthdays.

Family Diversity- 
All sorts of families

PE

Getting changed - On the move
How my body changes - Senses

Science Focus

Materials.

What shall we use to build and make?

Key questions for topic

Can you describe materials using your senses?  Can you explain what happens to certain materials when they are heated, e.g. bread, ice, chocolate? Can you explain what happens to certain materials when they are cooled, e.g. jelly, heated chocolate?

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Autumn 2

Maths

Counting a variety  objects reliably from 1 to 10 and selecting the correct numeral to match

Recognising, finding and making patterns.

Finding simlarities and differences. ‘These are the same because…’ ‘These are different because… ’These are the same but different because…’

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PE

Can you?  

My Body - Parts of the Body

 

Could you ?
Create a personal timeline to show the changes in you and your family from being a baby until now?

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Key questions for topic
How have you changed?
What other changes have there been in your family?

RE and PSHE

RSE: Naming body parts, Growing and caring for ourselves

GrowingfFriendships skills & Anti Bullying week

What is our Christmas play about?
 

 

English

Poetry: ‘Hug’ by Jez Alborough
Hear and say the initial sound in words. Begin to segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together. Link sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet. Begin to read words using phase 2 phonemes. 


Stories:
Describe main story settings, events and characters. Enjoy an increasing range of books. Show a preference for a dominant hand. Begin to use anticlockwise movement and retrace vertical lines. Begins to form recognisable letters. Use a pencil and hold it effectively to form letters.


Performance: Christmas Play - become more confident to speak in a familiar group and talk about ideas.

 

Spring 1

Maths

Count reliably with numbers from one to 20,
Place numbers 1-20 in order.
Say which number is one more or one less than a given number (to 20). 

 

 

Understanding the World

Talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members
Understand growth  from baby to adult.
Know about similarities and differences  between types of animals.
Recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools

English

Fiction: 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell 
Use phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. Write some irregular common words. Write short sentences in meaningful contexts. 

Non-fiction: (linked to science) ‘Just Ducks’ by Nicola Davies 
Know that information can be retrieved from books and computers. Write own name and other things such as labels, captions.

Art and Design

Structures - about the working characteristics of materials (e.g. folding paper to make it stiffer, plaiting yarn to make it stronger)- Bridge building /shelters

RE and PSHE

Mental health & wellbeing: naming feelings 

Gender &lunchboxes

How can we help each other?

Special places

Key questions for sceince focus:

What is a mammal?
A bird?
What features do they share?
What is different about them?
Why?

Our Bodies
Our Senses

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PE

Ball skills

Spring 2

Maths

Adding and subtracting single digit numbers.
More and less 
Teen numbers
Money

RE and PSHE

What can we put in an Easter garden?

Good to be Me: similarities & differences -food 

Global citizenship 

 

PE

Ball skills

English

Fiction: ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen  
Use vocabulary influenced by books.


Non-fiction: ‘Learn About Bears’ by Goss Castle
Link sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet.


Poetry: ‘Don’t Put Mustard in the Custard’ by Michael Rosen
Build confidence to speak in a familiar group and talk about ideas.

Phonics

Revision of phase 2 and phase 3 phonics. 
Learning phase 3 tricky words. 

Could you? (art and design?)

Watch this space for our Spring challenge.

Key questions for topic

Watch this space for our new spring art project.

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Summer 1

Maths

Pattern
Measuring 
Halving and doubling 
Addition 

Computing

I can log on to the school computer and follow a simple programme.

RE and PSHE

Special places and people.

Loss: coping with changes
Feeling Good Feeling Safe: Protective behaviours – keeping safe.

How can we care for our wonderful world?

English

Fiction: ‘Rosie’s Walk’ by Pat Hutchins
Read and understand simple sentences. Use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. Read some common irregular words. 

Non-fiction: recounts about class trip to Blatchington Windmill
Use phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match spoken sounds.
Write some irregular common words.

PE 

Fun and games – developing partners work.

Key questions for topic

What will your plant need to grow?
How will you look after your plant?
What happens under the soil?
What will you notice as your plant grows?

Could you ?

Grow a plant from a seed?

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Summer 2

RE & PSHE

Changes; moving on transtion to Y1

Keeping Healthy & Safe: hand washing and asking for help

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Fiction: ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson
Write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. 

Poetry:  ‘HELP!’ by  Michael Rosen
Continue a rhyming string. Write rhymes with phase 3 phonemes and phase 4 consonant clusters.

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PSHE & RE

How do we care for our wonderful world?

 

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