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Reception - Curriculum

Dear Parents,

Below you will find the curriculum your child will be covering this Summer term (2022). As a result of this planner, you may be able to discuss the areas with your child or do research together.

Summer Term

RE

Easter

  • To know that at Easter we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus.
  • To talk about the Easter Candle.

People Who Help Us

  • To know that the priest is a special person in the Church.
  • To know the church is a special building and identify some artefacts in the Church.
  • To know that Jesus cared for people and helped them when they needed it.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • To build constructive and respectful relationships.
  • Show resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge.
  • Give focused attention to what the teacher says, responding appropriately even when engaged in activity.
  • To show an ability to follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.
  • Manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs, including dressing, going to the toilet and understanding the importance of healthy food choices.

Communication and Language

  • Respond to questions using full sentences, e.g. I think… because… adults in all curriculum areas will consistently model this.
  • Describe a pretend object in play-based situations, e.g. when role-playing a coronation a child might use props for their orb and sceptre.
  • Question to understand why things happen e.g. who, what, when, how e.g. when a visitor comes in to talk to the class, children can ask questions rather than just sharing information they know.

Physical Development

Manipulation and Coordination

  • Children to hold, roll, pat and throw balls of different sizes.
  • Listen, respond and coordinate hands and feet to touch a target.
    Send and stop objects using hands and feet.
  • Respond to cues to change between hopping, jumping and stepping.
  • Coordinate feet to practice hop, step and jump sequences.
  • Find new ways/make choices of ways to send, receive, and carry objects by self and with partner.

Literacy

  • Talk for Writing Texts- The Paper Bag Princess
  • To read some letter groups that make one sound- diagraph; th, sh, ch, ng, nk, oo, ar, ay etc….
  • To continue to write short sentences and to read them aloud.
  • To use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in writing with some adult support.
  • Write recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed;

Mathematics

  • To recognise numbers to 10 and beyond (to 20).
  • Increasingly confident at putting numerals in order 0 to 10 (ordinality)
  • Begins to conceptually subitise larger numbers by subitising smaller groups within the number, e.g. sees six raisins on a plate as three and three
  • To explore different ways to record number quantities such as tallies, dots and number cards.
  • To solve number problems and recall all the different ways to make 10.
  • Enjoys tackling problems involving prediction and discussion of comparisons of length, weight or capacity, paying attention to fairness and accuracy

Key Vocabulary

  • Monarch - A King or a Queen
  • The Royal Family – The family of the King or Queen
  • Crown- A special item worn on a King or Queen’s head, often made of precious metal and jewels
  • Coronation- An important ceremony where the King or Queen is first crowned
  • Throne- A special chair that the King or Queen sits on
Festivals and Celebrations

 

  • The Ascension of the Lord - Thursday 26th May 2022
  • Pentecost - Sunday 5th June 2022
  • Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Special Events

  • Children will be visiting the Church to look at the Easter Candle, meet Father Barry and to learn the name of different artefacts. 

Understanding of the World

  • Children to learn that in England, we have a Queen called Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Children understand that the crown is passed down through the Royal Family.
  • Children recognise Buckingham Palace as a special place.
  • Children know that the Queen’s Guard wear special uniform and protect the Queen.
  • Children will know that there is a coronation ceremony for a new king or queen.
  • Children know that the Prime Minister is chosen to make decisions about our country.

Expressive Arts and Design

  • To explore the life, work of Henri Rousseau, and create a picture using collage based on the ‘The tiger in the Tropical storm’ picture.
  • To explore pattern on animal skins and look at the variety of shapes and textures. Create and animal skin print on paper using painting techniques.
  • To use wax resist technique to create a Rousseau Toucan picture as well as overlapping techniques.
  • To use wax resist technique to create the rainbow fish from the story.
Texts

 

  • Non-fiction texts- Kings and Queens
  • Zog and Zog and the Flying Doctors by Julia Donaldson
  • The Queen’s Hat by Steve Anthony
  • Usborne- Peep inside a castle
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • The Princess and the Pea
  • The Paper Bag Princess

Spring Term

RE

Baptism Unit

  • To learn that through Baptism we become a member of God’s Family.
  • To take part in a role play of a Baptism.
  • To know that Jesus is the Light of the World.
  • To know about the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • To show resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge through problem-solving skills by talking through how they resolved a problem or difficulty.
  • Learn that mistakes are an important part of learning and going back is trial and error not failure.
  • To express their feelings if they feel hurt or upset and consider the feelings of others.

Communication and Language

  • Talk about what they have learnt about space, what an astronaut does and name some planets
  • When talking to use different tenses to discuss things that are happening now and things that happened in the past, and things that happened a long time ago.
  • To ask questions to find out more information e.g.- I wonder why…….
  • To share their opinions and ideas with others e.g. My favourite planet is……because……

Physical Development

  • In Gymnastics your child will be learning to develop confidence in fundamental movements, such as jumping, sliding, rolling, leaping and turning over and under apparatus.
  • To continue to develop small motor skills to use a range of tools competently and safely such as pencils for drawing and writing, paintbrushes, scissors, knives, forks and spoons.
  • To develop handwriting style and correct letter formation.

Literacy

  • Talk for Writing Texts- Whatever Next by Jill Murphy and Beegu By Alexis Deacon
  • To hear and say the initial sounds speedily.
  • To blend sounds into words, so that they can read short words made up of known letters: for example, h-a-t = hat,
    sh-o-p=shop
  • To begin to write short sentences with some adult support.
  • To learn to re-read what they written to check it makes sense.

Mathematics

  • To continue to subitise through a variety of different activities.
    To count verbally beyond 20.
  • Explore different number tracks, calendars and hundred squares to become more familiar with two digit numbers.
  • To become more confident when talking about comparing numbers using the following words: ‘more than’, ‘less than’, ‘fewer’, ‘the same as’, ‘equal to’.
  • To compare length, weight and capacity through interactive activities.

Understanding of the World

  • To know that we live on planet Earth, that has air for us to breathe, land to live on and oceans.
  • To understand that gravity is a force we can’t see that keeps us on earth
  • To learn about the astronauts and astronomers including Tim Peak and Caroline Herschel
  • To understand that astronauts have to train and work hard so they know how to survive in space.
  • To recognise and describe the planets in our solar system. Explain how the planets are different from each other e.g. colour, size, rings etc.

Expressive Arts and Design

  • To distinguish between different types of line and name them correctly.
  • To use spirals and curved lines in their work.
  • To use different techniques to create a painting inspired by Jackson Pollock
  • To follow instructions to make a paper Chinese Dragon
  • To be able to listen attentively, move to and talk about music, expressing their feelings and responses.
  • To be able to sing in a group or on their own, increasingly matching the pitch and following the melody.

PRE / PSHE

Theme:
Our planet Earth, the moon, the sun, the planets in our solar system, space travel, astronauts, the International Space Station

Festivals & Celebrations

Epiphany – 6th January 2022
Chinese New Year- 1st February 2022
Valentine’s Day- 14th February 2022

Special Events

To visit the Church to pray at the Crib together.
To visit a Planetarium to support learning on Space.
In RE the children will be learning about Baptism and a letter will be going on asking your child to share photos of their Baptism with the class.
To role play a Baptism in the Church with Father Barry.

Key Vocabulary

  • Earth- The planet we live on

     

  • Space- Where all the planets and stars are found

     

  • Astronaut- A person who travels into space

     

  • Orbit- The path an object takes when it travels around a planet, moon or star

     

  • The Moon- Our Moon orbits the Earth

Texts

  • Whatever Next By Jill Murphy
  • The Way Back Home By Oliver Jeffers
  • How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
  • Man on the Moon By Simon Bartram
  • Beegu By Alexis Deacon
  • Astro Girl By Ken-Wilson Max
  • Zoom to the Moon by Jenny McLachlan
  • A variety of non-fiction texts focusing on Space

Autumn Term

RE

Creation- God’s Gifts

  • To talk about the Story of Creation using pictures.
  • To know that the Creation Story comes from the Bible, which is God’s Book

People Who Care For Us

  •  Know that families show love and care to each other.
  •  That Jesus’ family included Mary and Joseph
    Advent
  • To know that there are four weeks in Advent.
  • To talk about some of the things they did to get ready during Advent.

Christmas

  • To know that Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem.
  • To talk about the Christmas Story using pictures.
  • To know that we celebrate Jesus’ birthday.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Develop their sense of responsibility and membership of a community by carrying out different tasks.
  • Express their feelings and consider the feelings of others.
    To share and take turns.
  • To be able to select and use resources independently.
  • Talk about their feelings using words like ‘happy’, ‘sad’, and ‘angry’ or ‘worried’.

Communication and Language

  • Be able to express a point of view and to debate when they disagree with an adult or a friend, using words as well as actions.
  • Start a conversation with an adult or a friend and continue it for many turns.
  • Can use sentences joined up with words like ‘because’, ‘or’, ‘and’? For example: “I like ice cream because it makes my tongue shiver”.
  • Understand how to listen carefully and why listening is important.
  • Ask questions to find out more and to check they understand what has been said to them.
  • Develop social phrases- Good Morning, how are you?
  • Engage in story times by joining in with phrases and answering questions.

Physical Development

  • Be increasingly independent as they get dressed and undressed, for example, putting coats on and doing up zips.
  • Use one-handed tools and equipment, for example, making snips in paper with scissors. Use a comfortable grip with good control when holding pens and pencils or knives, forks and spoons when eating. Show a preference for a dominant hand.
  • Use their core muscle strength to achieve a good posture when sitting at a table or sitting on the floor.
  • To be able to move in lots of different ways with control i.e. rolling, crawling, walking, jumping, running, hopping, skipping, climbing

Literacy

  • Use some of their print and letter knowledge in their early writing. For example: writing a pretend shopping list that starts at the top of the page; writing ‘m’ for mummy. Write some or all of their name.
  • Engage in extended conversations about stories, learning new vocabulary.
  • Read individual letters by saying the sounds for them.
  • Blend sounds into words, so that they can read short words made up of known letter– sound correspondences. For example- h-a-t > hat

Mathematics

  • Compare quantities using language: ‘more than’, ‘fewer than’.
    Talk about and explore 2D and 3D shapes (for example, circles, rectangles, triangles and cuboids) using informal and mathematical language: ‘sides’, ‘corners’; ‘straight’, ‘flat’, ‘round’.
  • Make comparisons between objects relating to size, length, weight and capacity.
  • Use vocabulary like ‘morning’, ‘afternoon’, ‘evening’ and ‘night-time’, ‘earlier’, ‘later’, ‘too late’, ‘too soon’, ‘in a minute’.
  • Count down to forthcoming events on the calendar in terms of number of days or sleeps. Refer to the days of the week, and the day before or day after, ‘yesterday’ and ‘tomorrow’.
  • Develop fast recognition of up to 5 objects, without having to count them individually (‘subitising’).
  • Count objects, actions and sounds up to 5/10 and beyond.

Understanding of the World

  • Use all their senses in hands-on exploration of natural materials.
    Explore collections of materials with similar and/or different properties.
  • Talk about what they see, using a wide vocabulary
    Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things.
  • Know that there are different countries in the world and talk about the differences they have experienced or seen in photos.
  • Talk about members of their immediate family and community.
    Name and describe people who are familiar to them.

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Develop their own ideas and then decide which materials to use to express them. Join different materials and explore different textures.
  • Explore colour and colour mixing.
    Create their own songs or improvise a song around one they know.
    Play instruments with increasing control to express their feelings and ideas.
  • Create collaboratively, sharing ideas, resources and skills.
  • Listen attentively, move to and talk about music, expressing their feelings and responses.

PRE/PSHE

PRE

  • I Am Me
  • Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  • I Like, You Like, We all Like
  • Good Feelings, Bad Feelings
  • Growing Up


PSHE - Jigsaw Jenie

  • Being Me in My World
  • Celebrating Difference