Welcome to Reception Learning

Key information for children, parents and carers

Reception Curriculum Map

Essential Reads
Common Exception Words
Mental Arithmetic

Tricky Word of the week list

Understand Building Learning Power


Phonic Homework

Phonic homework is given out every Thursday. Please work every day with your child to practise recently taught phonic sounds and words.

Reading Books

Reading books are given out every Thursday. Bring your completed reading record into school on Monday with your reading and library books.

Friday Newsletter

At the bottom of each newsletter we provide a suggested home activity. Please make an effort to do this with your child over the weekend.

Physical Education

Our Physical Education day is Friday. The children’s full PE kits stay at school and are sent home for the holidays. Please check that your child has a full PE kit.

Reception Curriculum Map

AUTUMN 2 Topic - Transport & Julia Donaldson

Building Learning Power:

Our learning muscles will be stretched this term as we focus on being a Collaborative Koala by working together to follow class promises and helping each other with activities.

Be a Collaborative Koala

Be a Collaborative Koala
Communication, Language & Literacy

We will be extending our vocabulary by using WOW adjectives in our sentences whilst looking at buildings around the world and stories by Julia Donaldson. After reading The Stickman, we will look at rhyming words and create our own. We will also be exploring different modes of transport and writing about them.

Using our knowledge of letters and sounds we will be making invitations to our Christmas Nativity. This half term we will be grouping the children for phonics. This is so we can ensure each child is being challenged appropriately within their knowledge of letters and sounds.

BASICS & Characteristics of Learning
This half term we will be focussing on following two characteristics:

  • Playing and Exploring – being willing to ‘have a go’ at a range of activities.
  • Active Learning – being involved and concentrating.
Personal, Social & Emotional
We will be focusing on developing good friendships and talking about what makes a good friend. For anti-bullying week, we will be discussing what makes a good friend and making friendship bracelets. During circle time we will be celebrating our strengths and sharing them with each other. We will have a road safety talk about how we can stay safe outside of school.
Physical Development
We will develop fine motor skills through a range of activities such as threading, play dough, small construction and finger painting. In our dance lessons we will be learning a new dance for our Christmas Nativity. We will be practising our rolling, throwing and catching skills using a variety of balls. We will also be developing our balancing skills on the balance bikes in the outdoor area.
We will be mastering the numbers 1 to 5 and looking at different ways of making these numbers, such as one part is 2 and the other part is 1: the whole is 3 (2+1=3). Using our knowledge of number we will introduce the concept of more than and less than.

We will be using ourselves, objects and unifix cubes to demonstrate this in a practical way. Through hands-on exploration and games, we will be learning to add two groups of objects together. Measuring length is fun in Reception – we will be learning to measure each other, objects, and furniture using non-standard measurements for e.g. footprints, straws and unifix cubes.

Expressive Arts & Design
We will be kick-starting this half-term by making bright, glittery firework pictures. In music, we will be learning songs for a special Christmas video.

We will be looking at different types of transport and how they are made. During the international week, we will be watching clips of dances from around the world and will try to copy how people move to different music.

Understanding of the World
In our ICT lessons we will be learning how to log on the computers and how to hold and control a mouse correctly. We will be looking at the story of Christmas and discussing how people around the world celebrate this festival. We will be exploring modes of transport and how they work.

Miss Borren

Mrs Nanji

Miss Ware