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Welcome to Reception

Our Reception class teacher is Miss Miller 

Our Early Years Educator is Miss Wheeler

Our Learning support assistant is Miss Pitman

 

Early Learning Goals

Reception Curriculum Map

Reception Timetable

Phonics and Reading in Reception

Summer One in Reception

This half term our theme will be Growing.

 

Literacy and Communication and Language

 The children will enjoy a range of fiction and nonfiction texts that explore different types of growth in the animal world and plants. These include  The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle and Oliver's Vegetables.

                                                                                          

   

They will apply their writing skills in a range of different ways including instruction writing and descriptions.

In phonics, the children will consolidate the sounds they have learnt and apply them in Phase 4 Unit 12.  We will continue to use Bug Club phonics for each session. Please have a look out for additional online reading books and games which I will be allocating.

Bug club phonics - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0

 

Maths

In Reception, we use White Rose Maths to support our planning, teaching and learning. Over the course of the half term, the children will cover the following areas of learning –

Building numbers beyond 10

Counting patterns beyond 10

Spatial reasoning

Match, rotate, and manipulate amounts

Adding more taking away

Composing and decomposing numbers

 

These will be taught through a range of whole-class teaching, small group sessions and challenges that the children can access independently through our provision.

 

White Rose Mathematics - https://whiterosemaths.com/

 

Personal, Social, and Emotional development

We teach PSED using Jigsaw scheme of learning. Our next focus will be Building positive, healthy relationships

 The children will be learning how they can form positive friendships and will be given strategies to help them cope with a fallout. They will learn about relationships within a family.  

 

Understanding the World

The children will be really hands-on with nature this half term. They will be planting seeds, beans and bulbs and recording what happens to them over time. They will make observations in nature and talk about how the weather changes in different seasons. They will also receive a delivery of their own eggs. They will watch them hatch and learn how to take care of baby chicks.

 

Physical Development

This term PE sessions will be led by Mr Webb at the Scott Hall. In class, the children will continue to develop their fine motor skills through a range of activities in our provision.

 

Art

The focus for this half term in Art will be printing. The children will learn how to create a repeating pattern using a range of different media. The children will also have access to a range of different mediums based on their interests and our theme for the half term.

 

Music

We sing and make music all the time in reception and the children have access to a range of musical instruments during child initiated learning times. The children also have a weekly music lesson following our school scheme Charanga. The theme for this half term is ‘Big Bear Funk’.

 

R.E

In R.E this half term, our topic will be ‘How did Jesus rescue people? ’The children will gain an understanding of why Christians believe Jesus is a ‘saviour’ who rescues people. They will learn to retell simple Bible stories and explore core emotions and needs. They will also learn about people who help us in our lives.

 Other events

Earth day

Reception Class assembly

 Sports day

Spring Two in Reception

 

This half term, our theme will be Around the World

 

Literacy and Communication and Language

 The children will enjoy a range of stories that take their imaginations around the world. Such as Augustus and his Smile, Nature Girls and Handa’s Surprise.

          

They will apply their writing skills in a range of different ways, including creating their own stories, writing postcards and describing habitats and animals.

In phonics, the children will continue to learn new sounds using Bug Club Phonics.

Bug club phonics - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0

 

Maths

In Reception, we use White Rose Maths to support our planning, teaching and learning. Over the course of the half term, the children will cover the following areas of learning –

Length, height and time

Counting to 9 and 10

Comparing numbers to 10

Bonds to 10

3D shapes spatial awareness

Patterns

 

These will be taught through a range of whole-class teaching, small group sessions and challenges that the children can access independently through our provision.

 

White Rose Mathematics - https://whiterosemaths.com/

 

 

Personal, Social, Emotional development

We teach PSED using Jigsaw scheme of learning. Our next focus will be Healthy Me. The children will be learning how they can stay physically and mentally healthy. They will learn about exercise, healthy food choices, ways to keep clean and how we get a good night’s sleep and why it is so important for our health.

 

Understanding the World

Through our focus texts this half term, the children will be learning about a range of different habitats around the world. They will learn about rainforests, the ocean, the desert, the Arctic and woodlands.

 

Physical Development

PE sessions will continue to be led by Mr Moura at the Scott Hall. In class, the children will continue to develop their fine motor skills through a range of activities in our provision.

Art

The focus for this half term in Art will be on different settings linked to the children’s learning about habitats. They will also learn about form and shapes and will focus on pastels.

  

Music

We sing and make music all the time in reception and the children have access to a range of musical instruments during child initiated learning times. The children will also have a weekly music lesson following our school scheme Charanga. The theme for this half term is ‘Our World’.

 

R.E.

In R.E. this half term, our topic will be – Easter. This unit will teach the children all about the events of Holy Week, as celebrated by Christians. Christians believe Jesus died on the cross to show God’s love to the world and that because of Jesus, everyone can be forgiven for their ‘sins’. They will also learn that Christians believe Jesus rose from the dead, and they will begin to recognise the importance of bread and wine for Christians.

 

 

Trips

For our trip this term, we will be going to Gunnersbury Triangle Nature Reserve, where the children will explore a woodland habitat, go on a mini beast hunt and have a go at pond dipping. More details about the trip dates and times will be sent out soon.

https://www.wildlondon.org.uk/nature-reserves/gunnersbury-triangle

 

Other events

World Book Day

Parents Evening

Poetry recital

Arts Week

Arts Café

World Poetry day

Easter egg rolling

 

 

Spring One in Reception

 This half term, our theme will be Once Upon a Time…

Literacy and Communication and Language

This half term, the children will be learning a range of traditional tales, including The Gingerbread Man, Three Little Pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk.

We will use Talk4Writing strategies to help the children remember these stories and innovate their own.

      

 

The children will continue learning new sounds in phonics using Bug Club Phonics.

To access online resources, please use the link below with your child's login details.

 

Bug club phonics - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0

 

 

 

Maths

In Reception, White Rose Maths supports our planning, teaching and learning. Over the half term, the children will cover the following areas of learning –

Introducing zero

Comparing numbers to 5

Composition of 4 and 5

Compare mass and capacity

Growing 6,7,8

Combining two amounts

Making pairs

These will be taught through a range of whole-class teaching, small group sessions and challenges that the children can access independently through our provision.

 

White Rose Mathematics - https://whiterosemaths.com/

 

Personal, Social, and Emotional development

We teach PSED using the Jigsaw scheme of learning. Our next focus will be Dreams and Goals. The children will be learning about aspirations, how to achieve goals and understanding the emotions that go with this.

 

Understanding the World

The children will look at simple maps and have a go at making their own. They will gain an understanding of their local environment and how that compares to other places in the U.K. and around the world. The children will develop their sense of time and compare people and places of the past with the present.

 

Physical Development

PE sessions will continue to be led by Mr Moura at the Scott Hall. In class, the children will continue to develop their fine motor skills through a range of weekly activities in our provision.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

During this half term in Art, the children will focus on creating different shapes within art. The children will develop their cutting skills by making different shapes and assembling them. The children will also have access to various mediums based on their interests and our theme for the half term – Once Upon a Time.

We sing and make music all the time in reception, and the children have access to a range of musical instruments during child-initiated learning times. The children will also have a weekly music lesson following our school scheme Charanga.

 

Spanish

Each week, the children will attend a Spanish session taught by Ms Jensen. This will be held in the Scott Hall every Tuesday.

 

R.E.

In R.E. this half term, our topic will be - Why do Christians believe Jesus is special? This unit will teach the children that Christians believe Jesus loves everyone, is God’s son, was God born as a human (Incarnation;) works miracles, including healing people and teaches people to love others.

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Two in Reception

 This half term, our theme will be - Celebrations

 

Literacy and Communication and Language 

This half term, the children will learn about different celebrations around the world. They will do this with a range of non-fiction and fiction texts, including Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper, Funny Bones by Janet and Allen Alberg, and The Christmas Pine by Julia Donaldson as we get closer to Christmas.                    

  

We will continue our communication and language skills by introducing the children to the Everywhere Bear. He will be coming home with a different child each weekend, and they will have an opportunity to talk about what they got up to with him.

 

The children will continue to learn single-letter sounds in phonics. They will be encouraged to independently begin writing VC (vowel-consonant) and CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words. 

We will continue to use the phonics scheme Bug Club Phonics. I will be uploading weekly tasks and books onto the children’s Bug Club accounts; these directly link to the sounds that the children are learning in their sessions.

 

Bug club phonics - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0

 

 

 

Maths

In Reception, we use the White Rose Maths to support our planning, teaching and learning. Over the half term, the children will cover the following areas of learning –

  • Representing, Comparing and composing 1,2,3
  • Circles and triangles
  • Representing numbers to 5
  • One more and one less
  • Shapes with four sides

 

These will be taught through a range of whole-class teaching, small group sessions and challenges that the children can access independently through our provision.

 

White Rose Mathematics - https://whiterosemaths.com/

 

Personal, Social, and Emotional development

We teach PSED using the Jigsaw scheme of learning. This term’s focus is Celebrating Difference. The children will have many opportunities to discuss what makes them unique, what they have in common, and how to respect others’ opinions and beliefs.

 

Understanding the World

The children will be learning about the community where they live; they will talk and learn about their local environment. The children will explore different maps and have a go at creating their own. We will talk about different people in the community and their roles. The children will also learn about different religious beliefs.

  

Physical Development

The children will have two P.E. sessions weekly, led by Mr Moura in the Scott Hall. In class, the children will continue to develop their fine and gross motor skills through a range of weekly activities in our provision.

 

Art

This half term in Art, we will focus on the skill of basic colour mixing. The children will learn which colours to select and use for different purposes and how to create secondary colours. The children will also access various materials based on their interests and our theme for the half term – Celebrations.

 

Music

We sing all the time in Reception, but Ms Gezza will teach the children in focused music lessons once a week. They also have continuous access to a range of musical instruments, including ukuleles and percussion instruments. 

  

R.E.

Why is Christmas so special to Christians? 

In R.E. this half term, our big question will be – Why is Christmas so special to Christians?

 

  • The story of Jesus’ birth
  • The emotions of the characters in the Christmas story
  • Preparing for Christmas
  • Christmas is a special time for Christians and why: God came to earth in human form, as Jesus.
  • Jesus’ birth brings a message of joy, peace and good news.

 

Trips

Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith

 

 

 

 Autumn Two in Reception

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Autumn One in Reception

 

This half term, our theme will be All About Me.

 

Literacy and Communication and Language

 

This half term, the children will have plenty of opportunities to develop their communication and language skills. They will share their interests, likes and dislikes with their new friends. We will talk about starting school and learn to share our feelings. We will use a range of texts to support this, including The Colour Monster and The Colour Monster Goes to School by Anna Llenas and Rubies Worry by Tom Percival.

 

                                

 

 

The children will also begin more formal phonics sessions. They will learn single-letter sounds such as s, a, t, p, i, n.

At St Peter's, we use the phonics scheme Bug Club Phonics. This will be further discussed in our upcoming phonics parent meeting. 

 

Bug club phonics - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

 

In Reception, we use the White Rose Maths to support our planning, teaching and learning. Over the course of the half term, the children will cover the following areas of learning –

Matching and Sorting

Comparing amounts 

Compare Size, Mass and Capacity

 Exploring Pattern

 

These will be taught through a range of whole-class teaching, small group sessions and challenges that the children can access independently through our provision.

 

White Rose Mathematics - https://whiterosemaths.com/

 

 

 

Personal, Social, and Emotional development

 

We teach PSED using the Jigsaw scheme of learning. This term’s focus is - Being me in our world. The children will learn what it means to belong to a community by establishing relationships with others, being kind and managing their feelings and emotions.  

 

 

 

Understanding the World

 

The children will be learning about the seasonal changes from summer to autumn and will do this through a range of observations. They will discuss significant people in their lives and their roles in society. 

 

 

 

Physical Development

 

The children will have two P.E. sessions a week, led by Mr Moura in the Scott Hall. In class, the children will continue to develop their fine and gross motor skills through a range of weekly activities in our provision.

 

 

Art

 

This half term in Art, we will focus on the drawing skills of self-portraits and people. The children will explore using different colours and materials to create representations of themselves. The children will also have access to various mediums based on their interests and our theme for the half term – All About Me.

 

 

Music

 

We sing all the time in Reception, but Mr. Jones will teach the children in focused music lessons once a week. They also have continuous access to a range of musical instruments, including ukuleles and percussion instruments. 

 

 

R.E.

 

In R.E. this half term, our topic will be – Who Made The Wonderful World? This unit will teach the children about the Creation Story and why our world is special. The children will also learn about the Harvest Festival.  

 

 

Trips

 

Father Christmas Performance @ The Lyric - 6th December

 

 

Some photos from Autumn One

 

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