Welcome to Reception

Our topic in Autumn 1 is ‘Me and My World’

In Reception there are seven areas of learning from which the children’s learning opportunities will be planned. The areas of learning are as follows:

Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

I will be learning to…

  • explore sounds and move to music
  • play a variety of instruments
  • paint and draw self portraits
  • make hand and foot prints
  • sing familiar songs
  • name and mix colour
  • listen to musical instruments
  • move to music

Understanding the World (UW)

I will be learning to…

  • talk about similarities and differences between my friends
  • use the Ipads and computer to help me in my learning.
  • Talk about my family
  • look at the changes that happen in Autumn Time
  • understand the Christian Values and learning about how we are all special and unique.

Physical Development (PD)

I will be learning to…

  • Travel in a variety of ways
  • Explore movements with my body
  • Move with confidence, control and safety
  • Develop my hand control
  • Learn about a healthy lifestyle
  • Learn to balance on different parts of my body
  • Use a range of tools safely
  • Play group games
  • Move safely in the space
  • Use small and large equipment
  • Dance to music

Mathematics (M)

I will be learning to….

  • count, recognise and order numbers to 10 and 20.
  • match numbers to quantities of groups to at least 10.
  • say the number one more/less than a given number up to 10.
  • relate addition to combining two or more groups of objects.
  • 2D shape

Literacy (L)

I will be learning to…

  • recognise and write my name.
  • read a range of fiction books
  • know the different sounds that letters make (phonics)
  • write familiar words such as mum, dad
  • write for a purpose e.g. making lists, labelling pictures.
  • re-tell stories

Personal Social Emotional Development (PSED)

I will be learning to….

  • participate in turn taking games
  • try new activities independently and select resources independently.
  • get dressed independently for P.E
  • know routines of the school day
  • think about the feelings of others
  • talk about my family and other people who are important to me
  • think about occasions/events special to themselves and others

Communication and Language (CL)

I will be learning to…

  • take part in circle time
  • learning to talk about myself using describing words such as tall, short
  • imagine and recreate roles in real life family situations and fictional stories.
  • asking questions to get to know my friends in my new class.
  • talking about my family
  • listen to stories and rhymes

Our PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays each week.

We keep PE kits in school each week and send them home for washing at the end of each half term.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to come and talk to a member of the team before or after school.



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