Reception (Spring 2)
The following curriculum overview gives you details about what your child will be learning this half term in class. Please look at the links at the bottom of the page to see the different objectives that are being covered across a range of subjects and how you can help your child at home.
In Reception we do a lot of learning through exploration. Each day we have activities planned to develop your child’s knowledge and skills. We try and encourage them to direct the way the topic develops by asking questions that need to be investigated or by demonstrating a particular interest. Your child is encouraged to read, write, count and problem solve on a daily basis through challenges and careful questioning by the staff.
Will you read me a story?
Welcome to the magical world of fairy tales! Was the Big Bad Wolf really so bad? How many bowls of porridge did Goldilocks eat? Let’s find out more about our favourite stories, and discover some new ones. This half term, we will play imaginatively with a model castle and small world characters. We’ll look at different character types, and decide whether our favourite characters are ‘goodies’ or ‘baddies’! Using different materials and shapes, we’ll build castles and bridges. We’ll read lots of stories and look at the ingredients that go into a fantastic fairy tale. We’ll be brave explorers and hunt for missing items from fairy tales. Reading The Little Red Hen will lead us into making sandwiches for a fairy tale tea party and The Gingerbread Man will encourage us to decorate biscuits. We will create story maps and use puppets to retell familiar tales. Our mathematical skills will help us to count the buttons on gingerbread men, and estimate how many beans Jack has got!
- Finding magic beans and planting them.
- Harvesting the produce from our magic beans.
- Planning and having a fairy tale tea party.
Class Focus Text 1: A range of different Fairy stories
- listening and speaking
- repetitive text
Using eyes to look carefully-going on bear hunts, egg hunts etc.
Tapestry Task for home
To read lots of different fairy stories.
Exploring percussion instruments
Continuous Provision Enhancements
- fairy tale books in reading area
- Character puppets
- story word mats
- Fairy tale character ten frames
- Missing number sheets
🖐️ Malleable (Funky Fingers/Playdough)
- character pictures
- Potion making
🚗 👷 Small World and Constuction
- Fairy tale characters
🏡 Home Corner
- Character dress up
🎨 🎶 Creative Areas (painting, workbench, music...etc)
- Percussion instruments
- Sweets to design and paint
- Characters to add to story maps
💦⛱️ Sand and Water
- Sand castle buckets
- Food colouring in bottles
- Potion making items
- Listen to fairy stories on computer
Curriculum Objectives by Subject
Extended Curriculum Objectives
- Our P.E. day is Wednesday.
- Please bring in reading folders every day.
- We will only let your child go home when they have said goodbye to the teacher on the door.
- School water bottles only please.
- A spare set of named clothes please. They do not have to be uniform.
- If your child is poorly please ring school and let the office staff know.
- Any medicines should be taken directly to the office.