Curriculum Overview

Reception (Autumn 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. 

Celebrations/ Dinosaurs 


Our priority this half term is to continue building on the routines and expectations set in autumn 1, encourage the children to become more independent and begin to regulate their emotions, whilst continuing to contribute to the Parkfield community. 

As they are now on their journey as Proud Parkfielders we aim to instil confidence and ambition in the pupils. (Such as staring in our nativity)

We hope that all Parkfielders have now made good relationships with both peers and staff and that we can continue our learning journey, knowing our pupils well. 

This interest-led project teaches children about the technology that is part of their daily lives and how machines help us. The project gives children the opportunity to build and create marvellous machines. 

Driver: Understanding the World

Memorable Moments

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

Personal, Social and Emotional

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Manages self

 Building Relationships

Communication and Language

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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




Phonics - Read, Write, Inc.

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Word Reading


Love to Read!

We will enjoy….

The Story of Rama and Sita

Remember Remember the 5th November by Deborah Webb

Bible stories

Dear Dinosaurs by Chae Strathie

Tyrannosaurus drip 

Stomp Chop! Big Roar! here comes the dinosaurs 

Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow

And Non-fiction titles such as;

Why do seasons change? DK find out

A little book of Woodland songs

Autumn is here by Michael Herschell

Night and Day by Jim Pipe

My Very First Dinosaurs Book  by Alex Frith 

Lost and Found

Dear Santa


Cardinality and Counting



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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Extended Curriculum Objectives