Curriculum Overview

Reception (Spring 1)

The following curriculum overview gives you details about what your child will be learning this half term. Using the links below you are able to view the different objectives that are being covered across a range of subjects and how you can support 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. 

Long Ago.


Building on all that we have learnt during term 1, term 2  is a very exciting one! Parkfielders will take a trip down memory lane, learn about old Parkfield and stories from long ago.  We will think about people in our community, how over time jobs have changed and how they help us.   Through exploration, play and investigations Parkfielders will find out about the past and explore the similarities and differences to present day. 

Driver: Literacy

Memorable Moments

Some of the memorable moments for our pupils this half term will include:

Personal, Social and Emotional

This half term we will:

Think about what we want to be when we are older. 

Talk about our families and what we like to do together.

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Manages self

Building Relationships

Communication and Language

This half term we will:

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Listening, Attention and Understanding


Physical Development

This half term we will:

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Fine Motor Skills

Gross Motor Skills





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Word Reading


Love to Read!

We will enjoy….

Coming to England by Floella Benjamin



Counting, ordinality and cardinality 




Shape and Space


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Numerical Patterns

Shape, space and measure

Understanding the World

This half term we will:

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Past and Present

People Culture and Communities

Natural World

Expressive Arts and Design

This half term we will:

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Creating with materials

Being imaginative and expressive

Extended Curriculum Objectives