Curriculum Overview

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 childโ€™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? Letโ€™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. Weโ€™ll look at different character types, and decide whether our favourite characters are โ€˜goodiesโ€™ or โ€˜baddiesโ€™! Using different materials and shapes, weโ€™ll build castles and bridges. Weโ€™ll read lots of stories and look at the ingredients that go into a fantastic fairy tale. Weโ€™ll be brave explorers and hunt for missing items from fairy tales. Reading The Gingerbread Man will lead us into making biscuits and explore what happens to biscuits when we dunk them in our drink! 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.


Class Focus Text: A range of different Fairy stories

  1. listening and speaking

  2. instructions

  3. repetitive text

Other Areas

Outside Focus

Using eyes to look carefully-going on bear hunts, egg hunts etc.

Tapestry Task for home

To read lots of different fairy stories.

Music Focus

Exploring percussion instruments


Story telling

Continuous Provision Enhancements

๐Ÿ“š Reading

  • fairy tale books in reading area

  • Character puppets

๐Ÿ“ Writing

  • story word mats

โฐ Maths

  • Fairy tale character ten frames

  • Missing number sheets

๐Ÿ–๏ธ Malleable (Funky Fingers/Playdough)

  • character pictures

  • Build a wobbly beanstalk

๐Ÿ” Investigations

  • Potion making

  • Disappearing biscuits

๐Ÿš— ๐Ÿ‘ท Small World and Constuction

  • Fairy tale characters

๐Ÿก Home Corner

  • Character dress up

  • Recipe book/cards

๐ŸŽจ ๐ŸŽถ Creative Areas (painting, workbench, music...etc)

  • Percussion instruments

  • Sweets to design and paint

  • Characters to add to story maps

๐Ÿ’ฆโ›ฑ๏ธ Sand and Water

  • Sand castle buckets

  • Food colouring in bottles

  • Potion making items

๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ”ฆ ICT

  • 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.