Reception

Reception

Early Years Provision

 

TOPIC

In Reception we value the importance of the children’s own interests and how they can be focused on to create individualised learning. This topic list contains broad themes which will expose children to new topics and areas of interest, whilst still allowing children to explore and express their own curiosity about the world around them.

Autumn 1

  • Marvellous Me!
  • Magical Michael Rosen

Autumn 2

  • Festivals and Celebrations

Spring 1

  • The Great Outdoors

Spring 2

  • Around The World

Summer 1

  • Watch Us Grow

Summer 2

  • Flying Forward

PERSONAL, SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Autumn 1

  • Forming friendships.
  • Working in a group.
  • Taking turns.
  • Celebrating difference

Autumn 2

  • Building friendships.
  • Working in a team.
  • Taking turns in the nativity.
  • Performing the Nativity
  • Respecting different beliefs

Spring 1

  • Respecting friendships.
  • Working in a team.
  • Playing group games outdoors.

Spring 2

  • Working as a team.
  • How people who help us can be role models.
  • Understanding the lives of people in different countries.

Summer 1

  • How to take care of each other and other living things.
  • We are all part of an amazing world!

Summer 2

  • Talking about feelings, transitions.
  • Year 1 visits – routines.
  • My achievements in Reception!

 

COMMUNICATION & LANGUAGE

Autumn 1

  • Following instructions
  • Listening and responding.
  • Sharing ideas/feelings about families.

Autumn 2

  • Explaining ideas about characters.
  • Listen with respect.
  • Retelling stories.
  • Learning Nativity lines.

Spring 1

  • Explaining ideas in detail.
  • Talk about living things
  • Listen to the ideas and feelings of others

Spring 2

  • Talking about our home country
  • Respecting traditions of others
  • Wonderful World One Dish

Summer 1

  • Describe changes they can see in the environment.
  • New life.

Summer 2

  • Talk about your achievements in Reception

 

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Autumn 1

  • Managing hygiene needs.
  • Exploring large & small apparatus.
  • Develop motor skills with PE equipment.

Autumn 2

  • Developing balance.
  • Handling tools with control.
  • Dance with control.

Spring 1

  • Manoeuvre bikes with control.
  • Manipulate small objects.
  • Developing writing grip to form letters correctly.

Spring 2

  • Learn African/ cross cultural dances.
  • How to move in response to music

Summer 1

  • Growing seed dance/the journey of a seed.
  • How we grow and change.

 

Summer 2

  •  How to be healthy. Why we need to exercise/eat healthy foods.
  • Healthy lunchbox.

 

ENGLISH

Autumn 1

  • Share books in the environment
  • Develop phonic skills.
  • Can hear rhyme.
  • Can read and write name.
  • Write labels for artwork and displays.
  • Focus on Michael Rosen texts

Autumn 2

  • Share books linked to festivals and celebrations.
  • Develop blending skill.
  • Begins to write simple words.
  • Nativity story
  • Learning the nativity play
  • Explore fairy tales in preparation for the pantomime

Spring 1

  • Develop segmenting skills to spell words.
  • Begins to write simple sentences.

Spring 2

  • Write about home country
  • Share different languages
  • Label classroom objects in various languages

Summer 1

  • Jack & The Beanstalk.
  • Writing a seed fact file, how to take care of your seeds.
  • Making predictions.
  • Hedgehog/birdhouse camera maintenance.

Summer 2

  • Writing about our expectations for year One.
  • Reflecting on our Reception journey

 

MATHEMATICS

Autumn 1

  • Can count up to 10.
  • Develop counting out sets.(1-10)
  • Finding 1 more.
  • Naming shapes.
  • Describing patterns.

Autumn 2

  • Can count up to 20.
  • Develop counting out sets. (1-20)
  • Finding 1 less.
  • Describing shapes.
  • Comparing quantities.

Spring 1

  • Counts reliably to 20.
  • Explore addition problems.
  • Uses language to describe position.
  • Comparing size.

Spring 2

  • Doubling and halving/sharing.
  • Number bonds to 10/20
  • Explaining how they know.
  • Comparing mass.

Summer 1

  • Measuring feet/height.
  • Add and subtract two single-digit numbers.
  • Comparing length.

Summer 2

  • Sequencing daily routines.
  • Learning to tell the time.
  • Solving problems using a range of mathematical skills.

 

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD

Autumn 1

  • My family is special.
  • My community.
  • Investigating cultures and celebrations(Eid)
  • Similarities and differences.
  • Respecting everyone.

Autumn 2

  • Why is Christmas special?
  • Investigating cultures and celebrations.
  • Similarities and differences.

Spring 1

  • Making observations and comparing.
  • Explaining and testing ideas through investigations.

Spring 2

  • Similarities and differences between communities.
  • Recycling.
  • Look at t the planets and the differences between them.
  • ICT: Google Earth

Summer 1

  • Easter Story.
  • Growing our own seeds
  • ICT: Setting up/monitoring – nature camera.
  • Colour plant experiment.

Summer 2

  • Keyboard skills in preparation for laptop use in Year 1

 

EXPRESSIVE ARTS & DESIGN

Autumn 1

  • Represent ideas in different ways.
  • Exploring media and textures.
  • Being imaginative in play and talk.
  • Family pictures and self portraits
  • Work imaginatively in a group to perform ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’.

Autumn 2

  • Exploring media and textures.
  • Expressing ideas through dance/role play.
  • Woodland adventures!

Spring 1

  • Represent ideas in different ways.
  • Exploring media and textures outdoors.
  • Being imaginative in play and talk.

Spring 2

  • Making clothing/accessories/ musical instruments inspired by different countries.
  • World art- exploring new art techniques.

Summer 1

  • Sunflower collage.
  • Make a giant beanstalk.
  • Rain storm in a jar.
  • Nature art – photography, design, create and celebrate.

Summer 2

  • Passports to Year 1
  • Becoming more independent when accessing art materials

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