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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.

Art

Across the year children in Reception are provided opportunities to explore the mediums of Drawing/Painting/Printing/Collage/Sculpture/Textiles 

Reception class also participate each year in the Whole School Art Project which takes place in Spring 2

Autumn 1

Maths

  • What is the same?  What is different? Grouping and sorting.
  • Counting and recognising numerals.
  • Comparing size, weight and volume.

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. 

 Technology

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

DT

Wheels, axels and levers and joints that can move.

 

RE and PSHE

What makes everyone unique and precious?

New beginnings

All about me – celebrations and birthdays.

Family Diversity- Who cares for me?
All sorts of families

PE

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

Science Focus

Materials.

Can we fix it?

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

  • representing 1, 2, 3,4,5
  • composition of 1, 2, 3, 
  • comparing 1,2, 3, 
  • one more and one less
  • circles, triangles and squares
  • spatial awareness
  • combining shapes

 

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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

  • Introducing zero
  • comparing numbers to 5 
  • composition of 4 and 5 
  • comparing mass and capacity
  • representing 6, 7 and 8
  • making pairs
  • combining two groups
  • measuring length, height and time


 

 

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

  • representing 9 and 10
  • comparing numbers to 10
  • bonds to 10
  • 3D shape
  • pattern

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

  • building numbers beyond 10
  • counting patterns beyond 10
  • how many is 100?
  • spatial reasoning
  • adding more
  • taking away
  • triangles and stars

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 partner 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?

 

P.E.

Working together

Maths

  • doubling
  • sharing and grouping 
  • even and odd
  • spatial reasoning

 

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