Reception B

For more up to the minute information: 


Mrs Barcoe

Support Staff: Ms Occhiuzzo, Ms Williams, Ms Williamson



St Thomas a Becket Primary School Primary School Foundation Stage                         

Medium Term Planning Grid


Autumn 1


My New School / All about me


All year – class prayers for am, lunch and pm

School rules

Reward chart – gimme 5 / super heroes

Alphabet, phonics, number line

Whole school display – Resilience

Topic based display – self portraits, pictures of staff, pictures of children, numbers around our school, measuring and comparing hand and feet size

FS1 number walk around school

FS2 number walk to KS2 site / local area


FS to undertake initial baseline assessment and feed into tracker ladders

ILD used to share learning with and inform parents and allow parents to share achievements – whole class and wow moments

Regular ongoing informal and formal  assessment by all FS staff

Clever clouds - focus child approach in FS1 / weekly focus in FS2 with obs for all

FS to use scrap books and focussed and incidental obs


Home visits to take place for children at start of term

Parent meeting to discuss the ILD and phonics / reading during this term if feasible

Staff readily available at start and end of day to see parents

Parents noticeboard updated

Weekly newsletters home and information letter sent home at start of term

Open evening in FS2 / open day in FS1

Parents encouraged to use ILD to report on child’s progress


Children to take part in regular FS assemblies

Daily prayers in class

FS to follow ‘The way, the truth and the life’ RE scheme

Catholic ethos of the school to be modelled and encouraged at all times



FS1 – develop listening skills through aspects 1,3 and 5 from letters and sounds

FS2 – learn the first fifteen sounds from RM SS1 – support through appropriate and relevant activities and undertake activities to develop listening





Personal, Social and Emotional

Develop independence around the classroom and when using the provision

Be able to ask an adult when unsure of something

Support children with transition to Rec

Focus on self-help skills – dressing/toilet

Establish routines for the children

Help children to make new friends

Develop familiarity with staff

Make a settling in book

Opps for older kids to support Rec kids at lunchtime and through older partner class

Whole school display / work on resilience

Communication and Language

Provide opportunities for children to talk to adults and other children about themselves and their families

Develop attention and listening skills during whole class sessions

Learn to follow new class /school instructions and rules

Model and encourage correct grammar and the use of other’s names when speaking to them

SALT games and activities in FS1


Recognise, read, write own name

Regularly share and enjoy books at home and at school

Children to have opportunities for meaningful writing – contributing to class book about themselves, summer news, writing others names, labelling body parts etc

FS2 to begin to learn first 15 speed sounds

Begin to develop blending and segmenting skills

Writing table in each class to encourage writing, especially by boys. Paper under tables, easels to allow standing writing, chalks outside.

Trips to local library.


Develop a repertoire of number rhymes and songs

FS2 to incorporate magic maths scheme and make wall number line

Focus on numbers personal to kids – ages, number in class, boys/girls

Activities related to measuring / comparing – tallest, shortest,

Local number walk – introduce numicon

FS1  recognise and count to 5 FS2 – children to recognise, order and count to 10/20








Physical Development

Games to develop co-operation such as throwing and catching, using large construction together

Develop FMS and correct pencil grip

Class to develop ability to sit and concentrate for a length of time

Develop GMS through regular PE sessions and outdoor activities / dough disco

Develop independence when dressing / undressing/ toileting

Develop awareness of body parts

Understanding the world

Children to become familiar with their new class/school/staff

Local walk to identify numbers/visit upper school/library

Develop understanding of similarities and differences between each other – appearance, families, homes

Children to talk about important events in their lives – opps to use PC, ipad etc

Expressive arts and design

Children to develop a range of new songs and rhymes –morning song, days of week, body parts etc

Use a range of materials to make self portraits/hand and foot prints/family pictures

Children to have access to range of materials at creative table and outside

Take part in regular singing/music sessions