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Reception - Curriculum

Dear Parents,

Below you will find the curriculum your child will be covering this Summer term (2019).  Not all subjects are taught each term but are covered throughout the year.

Please use this planner for discussion and research with your child.

Summer Term 

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  • Easter – children know a story about the Resurrection of Jesus and understand that we celebrate Christ being alive.
  • Pentecost – children knows part of the story of Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others.
  • Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others.
  • They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities.
  • Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable.

Communication and Language

  • Children listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.
  • They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.
  • They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.
  • Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs.

Physical Development

  • Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.
  • They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
  • They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
  • Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.

Literacy

  • Children read and understand simple sentences.
  • They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately.
  • They also read some common irregular words.
  • They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
  • Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.
  • They also write some irregular common words.
  • They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.
  • Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Mathematics

  • Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.
  • Add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
  • They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
  • Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money.
  • They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

Understanding of the World

  • Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.
  • They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, among families, communities and traditions.
  • Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.
  • They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

Spring Term 

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  • Learn about the church building being an important gathering place for God’s family
  • Role-play the celebration and identify a few symbols of Baptism
  • Identify parts of stories that show Jesus helping others
  • Recall some symbols of Lent and know that it is a special time to pray
  • Know about Palm Sunday, The Last Supper and Good Friday

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Take steps to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. finding a compromise
  • Understand that their actions affect other people
  • Beginning to be able to negotiate and solve problems without aggression

Communication and Language

  • Maintain attention, concentrate and sit quietly during appropriate activity
  • Listen and respond to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion
  • Use new vocabulary
  • Create a narrative during play
  • Explain their thinking and ideas

Physical Development

  • Experiment with different ways of moving
  • Jump off an object and land appropriately
  • Travel with confidence and skill around, under, over and through balancing and climbing equipment
  • Use a pencil and hold it effectively to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed

Literacy

  • Segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together
  • Link sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet
  • Read and understand simple sentences
  • Read and write some of the key words correctly (HFW) 
  • Use some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence
  • Write short sentences in meaningful contexts

Mathematics

  • Recognise numerals to 20
  • Count objects to 20
  • Count actions or objects which cannot be moved
  • Order items by length or height
  • Use everyday language related to time

Understanding of the World

  • Look closely at similarities, differences patterns and change
  • Uses ICT hardware to interact with age appropriate computer software
  • Follow simple instructions to create different content on a programme

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Begin to build a repertoire of songs and dances
  • Explore the different sounds of instruments
  • Manipulate materials to achieve a planned effect
  • Construct with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources
  • Use simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately
  • Create simple representations of events, people and objects.
  • Introduce a storyline or narrative into their play
  • Play alongside other children who are engaged in the same theme

Autumn Term 

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  • Recall parts of the story of creation
  • Recognise gifts they have which are given by God
  • Know that families try to show love and care for each other
  • Know there are four weeks in Advent
  • Know the events of the Nativity

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Initiate and continue conversations with adults and peers
  • Ask appropriate questions
  • Develop confidence in their new classroom, with their teachers and peers
  • Follow the school rules

Communication and Language

  • Listen to stories and teaching
  • Understand and respond appropriately to stories and conversations
  • Use new vocabulary
  • Create a narrative during play
  • Explain their thinking and ideas

Physical Development

  • Experiment with different ways of moving
  • Handle tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control
  • Begin to form recognisable letters
  • Use a pencil and hold it effectively to form recognisable letters
  • Practice some appropriate safety measures without direct supervision
  • Develop an independent approach to personal hygiene 

Literacy

  • Hear and say the initial sound in words
  • Segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together
  • Link sounds to letters and sounding the letters of the alphabet
  • Begin to read words and simple sentences
  • Give meaning to marks they make as they draw, write and paint
  • Use some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence
  • Write their own name and other things such as labels, captions
  • Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts

Mathematics

  • Recognise numerals 1 to 5
  • Count by saying one number name for each item
  • Count objects to 10, and begin to count beyond 10
  • Select the correct numeral to represent 1 to 5, then 1 to 10 objects
  • Find the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them
  • Say the number that is one more than a given number

Understanding of the World

  • Talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members
  • Know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things and develop a sensitivity to this
  • Know about similarities and differences between themselves and others and among families, communities and traditions
  • Talk about changes

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Begin to build a repertoire of songs and dances
  • Explore what happens when they mix colours
  • Experiment to create different textures
  • Manipulate materials to achieve a planned effect
  • Construct with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources
  • Use simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately
  • Create simple representations of events, people and objects.
  • Introduce a storyline or narrative into their play
  • Play alongside other children who are engaged in the same theme
  • Play cooperatively as part of a group to develop and act out a narrative