Reception

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Reception B     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2016-2017

 

Autumn 1

 

Autumn 2

 

Topic

 

My new school / all about me

 

Autumn – colours / harvest

Celebrations – Firework night, Diwali, Christmas

 

Personal, social and emotional development

 

Develop familiarity with new setting and staff. Make a settling in book. Tour of school. Develop new friendships. Establish routines. Develop independence when using provision.

 

Continue to develop independence and confidence in new school. Visit other site – book buddies. Focus on turn taking and sharing.

 

Physical development

 

Develop fine motor skills through finger gym activity. Model and encourage correct pencil grip. Improve dressing / undressing skills .Regular PE sessions and large motor skill outdoor activity sessions.

 

Develop fine motor skills through finger gym activity. Model and encourage correct pencil grip. Improve dressing / undressing skills .Regular PE sessions and large motor skill outdoor activity sessions.

 

Communication and Language

 

Provide opportunities for children to talk to adults and other children in small groups. Develop attention when listening to a range of stories / rhymes and songs. Talk about themselves and their families. Learn to follow class rules / instructions.

 

Provide opportunities for children to speak aloud in a range of situations. Develop listening and attention skills through stories, rhymes, games, instructions. Model correct use of tenses / he and she.

 

Literacy

 

Identify own name and be able to read/ write name. Children to regularly share reading books at home with adults. Begin to learn phonics. Children to have opportunities to label parts of the body / each other / family members.

 

Provide opportunities inside and outside for independent writing activities. Provide stimulation and meaning for writing – local walks, letter to Santa, xmas cards, invitation. Continue to share reading books / develop phonic knowledge. Book buddies.

 

Mathematics

 

Begin to develop a repertoire of number rhymes and songs .Daily counting of children in class / boys / girls etc Activities related to measuring / comparing each other – tallest, shortest, hand and feet size. Number walk.

 

Ongoing general number work counting to 20, ordering numbers, one more / one less.

Explore regular 2D shapes. Understanding patterns – using shapes, voice, musical instruments, xmas decorations.

 

Understanding the world

 

Children to become familiar with their new environment – local walk. Develop understanding of the similarities and differences between each other / other’s families / homes.

 

Children to talk about important events and celebrations in their own lives. Develop understanding of seasons / weather – local walk – leaf collecting. Develop understanding of other’s people’s beliefs and cultures (Diwali).

 

Expressive arts and design

 

Children to use a range of materials to make self-portraits / family pictures / pictures and models of new class / school. Children to sing songs related to body parts / myself etc. Children to have access to musical instruments outside.

 

Children to learn and sign songs for Christmas production. Cards, calendars, candle holder, poppies, rockets, decorations.

 

Religion

 

Take part in regular school assemblies / liturgies.

Daily prayers in class.

Contribute to class prayer book.

 

 

Take part in regular school assemblies / liturgies.

Daily prayers in class.

Contribute to class prayer book. Take part in Christmas production. Look at other faiths – Diwali (11-15 Nov)

 

 

 

Spring 1

Spring 2

Topic

Winter/ Under the Sea/ Chinese New year

Easter/ New life/ Down on the Farm

Personal, social and emotional development

Understand the importance of sharing, thinking about our Golden rules ‘treat everyone and everything in our school with respect’. Develop our social and emotional skills through group activities and problem solving activities.

Understand the importance of sharing, thinking about our Golden rules ‘treat everyone and everything in our school with respect’. Develop our social and emotional skills through group activities and problem solving activities.

Physical development

Develop fine motor skills through finger gym activities. Regular PE sessions with Mr. McGrath learning to throw, catch, jump and roll. Begin to use the apparatus to enhance our control in climbing.

Develop fine motor skills through finger gym activities. Regular PE sessions with Mr. McGrath learning to throw, catch, jump and roll. Begin to use the apparatus to enhance our control in climbing.

Communication and Language

Develop knowledge of rhymes and songs. Talk about characteristics of winter and make comparisons between other seasons. Explore different creatures found Under the Sea. Describe their size, shape and habitats. Discuss the celebration of Chinese New Year and the mythical creatures.

Children will work within small groups to improve listening and language. Continue to build a repertoire of rhymes, songs and stories. Talk about characteristics of spring. Use talking partners to discuss the story of Easter, focussing on the feelings of Jesus, Mary and the Disciples.

Literacy

Children to regularly share reading books at home with adults. Continue with homework books, developing writing techniques and letter formation. Write an account of our Christmas holidays. Choose a creature from under the sea to research and describe in groups. Create a poster of a mythical creature and put it into a bottle with our school address. How far will it travel?

Provide opportunities inside and outside for independent writing activities. Begin to use learnt letters and sounds in writing. Provide stimulation and meaning for writing – postcards to the farmer, diary account of hatched chicks, description of changing environment. Children will compose a Lenten promise to share with the rest oft the school. Continue to share reading books at home and during carpet time.

Mathematics

Continue to develop a repertoire of number rhymes and songs. Daily counting of children in class / boys / girls. Activities related counting and sorting, including odd and even numbers. Begin to look at the shape and appearance of coins to the value of 50p.

Continue to develop knowledge of numbers to 20, including counting backwards.

Create number lines, and introduce number fans as a counting tool. Create a whole class tally chart of chicks hatched. Begin to order coins and think about their value and worth.

Understanding the world

Discuss the changing seasons, particularly the physical differences in our environment during Winter. Learn about the Chinese culture during their new year celebrations. Make comparisons between the habitats of different sea creatures.

Children to learn about the story of Easter and discuss the sacrifice Jesus made for us. Make comparisons between different animal habitats. Explore the life cycle of a chick.

History focus week (TBC)

Expressive arts and design

Children to use a range of materials to make a winter scene. Children to create a Chinese dragon to share during the DT assembly. Children will develop their Fine Motor Skills through craft and collage. Children to sing songs related to Winter.

Children to create their own Easter cards and boxes. Children will learn songs to share during Lenten assembly. Children will create their own farm scene thinking of the different animals we have found in our focus book.

Religion

Weekly class worship and prayer circle.

Daily prayers in class.

Contribute to class prayer book. Look at other nationalities and faiths (Chinese new year)

Take part in school assemblies once a term.

Daily prayers in class.

Contribute to class prayer book. Explore the Easter story.

Supporting Texts

Jack Frost

The Gruffalos child

The Snail and the whale

Tiddler

Billy’s bucket

The Little Red Hen

What the Ladybird Heard

The scarecrows wedding

 

       

 

 

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Superheros

Healthy living / sports week / transition

Personal, social and emotional development

Understand the importance of sharing, thinking about our Golden rules ‘treat everyone and everything in our school with respect’. Develop our social and emotional skills through group activities and problem solving activities.

Understand the importance of sharing, thinking about our Golden rules ‘treat everyone and everything in our school with respect’. Develop our social and emotional skills through group activities and problem solving activities.

Physical development

Develop fine motor skills through finger gym activities. Regular PE sessions with Mr. McGrath learning to throw, catch, jump and roll. Begin to learn a repertoire of outside games.

Develop fine motor skills through finger gym activities. Regular PE sessions with Mr. McGrath learning to throw, catch, jump and roll.

Develop understanding of how our bodies work. Practice for and take part in the schools annual sports day.

Communication and Language

Develop knowledge of rhymes and songs. Talk about characteristics of spring / summer and make comparisons between other seasons.

Provide regular opportunities for speaking in a familiar environment.

Children will work within small groups to improve listening and language. Continue to build a repertoire of rhymes, songs and stories. Talk about characteristics of summer.

Literacy

Children to regularly share reading books at home with adults. Continue with homework books, developing writing techniques and letter formation. Reception class to develop knowledge of high frequency words and apply in writing. Children to have opportunities to write to / about a super hero. Design own super hero. Re-tell stories.

Provide opportunities inside and outside for independent writing activities. Begin to use learnt letters and sounds in writing. Provide stimulation and meaning for writing ie recipes for healthy snacks, and invitation to sports day.

Reception to continue to develop independent reading skills.

Mathematics

Continue to develop a repertoire of number rhymes and songs. Daily counting of children in class / boys / girls. Activities related counting and sorting, including odd and even numbers. Begin to look at the shape and appearance of coins to the value of 50p. Develop understanding of time.

Continue to develop knowledge of numbers to 20, including counting backwards. Continue to develop knowledge of a variety of shapes. Use mathematical knowledge within out topic, ie measuring quantities when making a smoothie, measuring how far we have jumped / fast we have run.

Understanding the world

Children to develop understanding of their own strengths and abilities. Develop understanding that we all have similarities and differences.

Develop understanding of how our bodies need and what our bodies need to stay healthy. Investigate healthy foods.

Expressive arts and design

Children to take part in regular singing / music sessions. Children to have opportunities for music making. Continuous provision.

Children to take part in regular singing / music sessions. Children to have opportunities for music making. Continuous provision.

Religion

Weekly class worship and prayer circle.

Daily prayers in class.

Reception class to attend mass at St. David’s church.

 

Take part in school assemblies once a term.

Daily prayers in class.

Contribute to class prayer book.

Reception class to attend mass at St David’s church.

Supporting Texts

Various

Handa’s surprise