Reception Information

Autumn Term

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

School routines.

Sharing and taking turns.

Class rules.





Communication, Language and Literacy:

Writing our names.

Listening carefully.

Following the Jolly Phonics scheme to learn letter sounds and to blend them.

Making sentences

Writing in role play areas.

Learning about rhyme and rhythm.

Listening to lots of stories.

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy:



Recognising numbers.

Going on a shape hunt.

Talking about more or less.

Days of the week

Solving number problems.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World:

Exploring the senses.

Learning about Autumn.

Using the ICT suite

Tasting food

Making curry

Using a wide range of construction toys.

Physical Development:

Riding bikes and scooters.

Sticking tiny things.

Threading small beads.

Using scissors


Games, gym and dance in the Hall.

Creative Development:

Choosing from a range of drawing, sticking, painting and other activities.

Singing and playing instruments.

Performing a Christmas assembly.

Making cards posters and invitations.

Self portraits.


Spring Term

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

Taking turns and sharing in the classroom and on the playground.

Learning about the stories of Jesus and his friends and what makes a good friend.

Learning about the Chinese New Year, using chopsticks, trying Chinese food and having a Chinese party.

Talking about when we were babies and how grown up we are now.

Communication, Language and Literacy:

Reading the story "Lost in the Snow". Re-telling the story and sequencing pictures from the story.

Making up your own stories about a given picture.

Taking photographs of our group work to look at on the interactive whiteboard. Putting these pictures in the right order to re-tell the story. Writing sentences to accompany the pictures.

Looking at non-fiction books

Mathematical Development:

Counting, comparing and ordering numbers.

Playing with number jigsaws and puzzles.

Practical addition and subtraction.

Playing number games in the ICT suite.


Playing with money, recognising coins and counting up "how much".

Solving real life problems, for example, How shall we share out this plate of ten biscuits between twenty children?

Knowledge and Understanding of the World:

Playing with ice- different shapes and colours, with objects frozen inside it. Taking about how it feels and the changes that occur.

Playing with gloop (cornflour, water and food colouring nixed into a paste) - taking about how it feels and changes as we handle it.

Making moving models using a variety of construction kits.

Investigating different materials to find out which ones can be made into a certain shape.


Llearning to log on in the ICT suite. Using the mouse for a range of programmes.

Using the interactive whiteboard.

Making a personal timeline.

Contrasting what they can do now with what they could do as a baby.

Reading non-fiction books about our growing up.

Creative Development:

Snowy pictures exploring texture.


Making dragons with puppets.

Looking at the work of famous artists.

using our voices in different ways - fast, slow, loud, quiet voices.

Listen and dance to snowy music.

Moving to Chinese music.

Exploring percussion instruments.

Playing in the role play area.

Physical Development:

Creating our own dances.

Outdoor activities using bikes, balls, beanbags, hoops, targets, quoits and bats.

Developing fine motor skills by threading, using construction and playdough.

Using scissors and glue-ing tiny objects.

Tracing pictures and letters correctly.


Summer Term

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

Preparing to move up to Year 1.

Thanking about what we want to be in the future.

Talk about Australia and compare it to where we live. Think about the different places around the world.

Talking about what is right and what is wrong, using the story of Rumplestiltskin. Discussing the positive behaviour we value in our classes.

Communication, Language and Literacy:

Retrieving information from non-fiction books.

Writing about our art gallery.

Recording our finding about Australia.

Reading a wide range of books, including fiction, non-fiction and rhymes.

Working on the correct spelling of commonly used words.

Listening to the story of Rumplestiltskin and act in it out in groups.

Mathematical Development:

Counting, reading and writing numbers.

Comparing and ordering numbers.

Adding and subtracting.

Money and real life problems.

Shape and space.


Positional language.


Knowledge and Understanding of the World:

Making timelines from being babies to present day in Reception.

Sharing our own baby photos.

Finding out about other places by looking at brochures and non-fiction books.

Finding out about Australia using a globe.

Tasting Australian food.

Talking about being healthy and how to look after our bodies.

Learning about bridges.

Using a range of ICT resources to develop our skills.

Learning about Australian animals.

Creative Development:

Making our creative role play area. Choosing a name for it and decorating it.

Australian art.

Looking at portrait

Making our own shields.

Colour mixing.

Listening to different kinds of music and looking at different types of dance.

Collage pictures of Rumplestiltskin.

Physical Development:

Learning to use large apparatus in the Hall and outside.

Travelling across the apparatus in different ways.

Learning to climb on and off safely.

Developing sequences of movements on the apparatus.

Perform for each other and evaluate our work.

Sports Day.