Reception Curriculum Overview

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image001Do you want to be friends?
Do you want to be friends?
Would you like to play with me?
Explore these questions and more in this project about friendship, being kind and working together.

image002“Do you want to be friends?” is an imaginative learning project designed to support children throughout their first term in Reception. We learn about the different people in our school, and how they can help us. We read stories and have discussions about how to be a good friend and the children are supported as they build new friendships in their new classes.

image003Throughout the topic, activities are linked to all the areas of learning: communication and language; physical development; personal, social and emotional development; literacy; mathematics, understanding the world; expressive arts and design, to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum for the children.

 

Why don’t snakes have legs?

image001Why don’t snakes have legs? Why do chameleons change colour? Explore these questions and more in this project about reptiles, their characteristics and habitats.

“Why don’t snakes have legs?” is an imaginative learning project designed to teach children all about reptiles. We learn about lots of different types of reptiles, where they live, what they eat. We think about what we need to do to look after reptiles if we keep them as pets. We look at the body parts of a reptile and any special features they have, such as camouflage.

image003Throughout the topic, activities are linked to all the areas of learning: communication and language; physical development; personal, social and emotional development; literacy; mathematics, understanding the world; expressive arts and design, to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum for the children.

 

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Are we there yet?

image002Which vehicles move quickly? Can you ride a bike to Australia? Explore these questions and more in this project about transport, travel and places near and far! “Are we there yet?” is an imaginative learning project designed to teach children all about journeys and transport. We learn about lots of different types of transport, how vehicles move and what they are used for. We think about holiday destinations and journeys, both real and imaginary. We also spend some time thinking about road safety. Throughout the topic, activities are linked to all the areas of learning: communication and language; physical development; personal, social and emotional development; literacy; mathematics, understanding the world; expressive arts and design, to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum for the children.

 

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Why do ladybirds have spots?

image001Why do ladybirds have spots? Why do spiders spin webs? Explore these questions and more in this project about minibeasts and their habitats.

“Why do ladybirds have spots?” is an imaginative learning project designed to teach children all about minibeasts in the local environment. We learn about the similarities and differences between different minibeasts, and how they grow and change. We also look at the plants and flowers that they need to live on and eat and spend some time exploring colour and pattern.

image003Throughout the topic, activities are linked to all the areas of learning: communication and language; physical development; personal, social and emotional development; literacy; mathematics, understanding the world; expressive arts and image005design, to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum for the children.


 

Will you read me a story?

image002Was the Big Bad Wolf really so bad? How many bowls of porridge did Goldilocks eat? Explore these questions and more in this magical project about fairy tales, goodies and baddies!

image004“Will you read me a story?” is an imaginative learning project designed to teach children all about telling and writing stories. We read lots of stories, including a wide selection of fairy tales. The children have opportunities to read, re-tell, act out and write these stories, as well as their own. We look at goodies and baddies, homes and castles and explore magic and fantasy.

image006Throughout the topic, activities are linked to all the areas of learning: communication and language; physical development; personal, social and emotional development; literacy; mathematics, understanding the world; expressive arts and design, to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum for the children.

 


 

Do cows drink milk?

image004Do cows drink milk? Do hens lay square eggs? Explore these questions and more in this project about life on the farm and the animals that live there.

image002“Do cows drink milk?” is an imaginative learning project designed to teach children all about farms and the things that happen there. We discover which animals live on the farm, what crops are grown and what machinery is used. The children explore the topic of healthy eating again and we will investigate where some of our foods come from.

image006summer2Throughout the topic, activities are linked to all the areas of learning: communication and language; physical development; personal, social and emotional development; literacy; mathematics, understanding the world; expressive arts and design, to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum for the children.