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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
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Science Topic

Materials.

What shall we use to build and make?

 Technology

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

RE and PSHE

New beginnings

All about me – celebrations and birthdays.

Family Diversity- 
All sorts of families

PE

Getting changed
Why is exercise important
How can my body move?

 

English

Nursery Rhymes and rhyming
 HUG by Jez Alborough

starting phonics and individual reading

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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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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English

Linking sounds to letters in reading and writing 

Listening attentively in a range of situations

Use talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events.

 

RE and PSHE

Naming body parts
Growing and caring for ourselves
Light and Christmas 

 

PE

On the move 
How my body changes
Senses

 

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

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

Owl Babies
Non – fiction writing about owls and other animals.

 

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

Going for Goals
Special places.
Gender

 

Key questions for topic

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

The Easter Story

PE

Ball skills and yoga for story telling.

English

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Stories and songs about bears
Writing about bears

Key questions for topic

Watch this space for our new spring art project.

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Could you? (art and design?)

Watch this space for our Spring challenge.

Phonics

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

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.
Protective behaviours – keeping safe.

English

Nonsense poetry
The Gruffalo.

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PE 

Fun and games – learning to take part in a range of group games.

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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