Reception

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Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Phonics

Say, read, and write the first Set 1 Sounds, following the Read Write Inc Programme.

Reading and Writing CV/CVC words. 

Read Write Inc Story Books and “red” words.

Set 2 Sounds - continuing to move through the Read Write Inc storybook scheme.

Write simple sentences, that include a red word.

Write simple sentences, that include a red word, finger spaces, and full stops, spelling some words correctly and the others being phonetically plausible. 

Literacy

Story Scribes

Story structure, thinking of a beginning, middle, and end, and using story writing language. 

Traditional Tales

Similarities and differences, and writing their own stories. 

Different Forms of Writing

-Lists

-Instructions

-Extended Stories

-Descriptions

-Letters

Talk for Writing

Children are introduced to Talk for Writing, where they learn a story verbally through actions, and pictures, and are then able to use this to support them in writing their own stories.

Maths

Introduction to Numicon

Recognising numbers 1 - 10 and then moving onto numbers 1 - 20.

Early addition, and number bonds to 10.

Shape, Space, and Measure

Recognising and continuing repeating patterns and positional language.

Times of the day and daily routine.

Capacity.

There is still a daily focus on number work.

Number

Addition, using a number line to help work out answers. 

Subtraction

One more and one less.

There is still a daily focus on number work.

2D/3D Shapes

2D shapes 

3D shapes, learning about their properties.

There is still a daily focus on number work.

Halving, Doubling, and Sharing

Halving 

Doubling

Sharing

There is still a daily focus on number work.

Problem Solving

Problem-solving 

Mental maths,

There is still a daily focus on number work.

Core Knowledge

School Life

Learning about our school and who helps us. 

-Road Safety

-Personal Hygiene

-E-Safety

Celebrations 

Diwali

Bonfire Night

Remembrance Sunday

Children in Need

Christmas

Triassic Period

Triassic Period

The first dinosaurs and land and sea reptiles.

Life Cycles and Habitats

Life cycles of butterflies and plants,

How living things grow and change.

Animals, Including Humans

-Looking at the different animal groups and where they live.

-Learning about humans (Mammals) and our 5 senses.

Earth and Space

Learning about our planet, how we can protect it.

Learning about how Earth is different or similar to other planets.

PSHE

School Life

-Learning how to “SHINE” and how to keep ourselves safe at school.

-Choosing a safe adult.

-Pantosaurus

Have you Filled a Bucket Today?

Children listen and discuss the Have you filled a bucket today story and learn about what it means to be a kind friend, and how to make themselves and others happy.

What Makes Us Special

Learning about our similarities and differences, and what makes us unique.

Compliments

Children are introduced to “Star Time”. Each day a child is chosen to receive “compliments”. The class is taught about how to compliment somebody on something that makes them special. 

Transitions

Children are supported in getting ready for their transition into Year 1.

PE

Introduction to 

Personal Learning Goals

 

Birthday Bike Surprise

Coordination (Footwork)

Pirate Pranks

Static Balance (One leg)

Introduction to 

Social Learning Goals

 

Journey to the Blue Planet

Dynamic Balance to Agility

Monkey Business

Static Balances

Introduction to 

Cognitive Learning Goals

 

Tilly The Trainis’s Big Day

Dynamic Balance on a line

Thembi Walks the Tightrope

Static Balance

Introduction to 

Creative Learning Goals

 

Clowning Around

Coordination and ball skills

Wendy’s Water-ski Challenge

Counter Balance with a partner

Introduction to 

Physical Learning Goals

 

John and Jasmine Learn to Juggle

Coordination, sending, and receiving

Ringo to the Rescue

Agility, Reaction, and Response

Introduction to 

Health and Fitness 

 Learning Goals

 

Sammy Squirrel and his Rolling Nuts

Agility and Ball Chasing

Caspar the Very Clever Cat

Static Balance and Floor Work

Literacy and Mathematics are intrinsic throughout the curriculum and direct teaching follows stages set out in the Read Write Inc and Connecting Maths Concepts handbooks. 

All areas of learning are covered within timetabled sessions and playing and learning time. This is monitored through analysis of assessments and Early Excellence online learning journals.  Technology will be embedded within all Core Knowledge topics.