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Reception Class Learning

You can see our Long Term and Medium Term Plans by clicking the documents below.

This half term our topic is: Winter and Mythical Creatures.


Personal, Social & Emotional Development

This term we will be building constructive and respectful relationships with our peers and learning how to regulate our own emotions and think about the feelings of others. We will build our confidence in trying new activities and learn our classroom rules. We will set and work towards our own goals and engage with our own learning.


This term we will be learning how to count to ten and develop an understanding of the numbers to five and ten. We will be looking at couning objects and knowing that the last number reached is the total number of objects. We will also be selecting, rotating and manipulate shapes in order to develop spatial reasoning skills. We will be creating repeating patterns and comparing length, weight and capacity.


Physical Development

This term the children will be taking part in P.E sessions with Ed Start. The children will be taught by a professional coach and will be learning how to move around using space effectively and how to listen to instructions to enable them to play games. The children will be learning how to move to music and how to listen to the rythm. They will be learning how to use and control a ball during games. The children will learn how to balance and how to make different gymnastic shapes.



  • Writing

This term we will be focusing on developing the childrens writing. The children will start our phase 3 phonics too where they will learn all about digraphs and bledning cvvc, ccvvc and ccvcc words together using 'robot talk'. 

  • Reading

This term we will be reading lots of different types of books, some fiction books and some non-fiction books about people who help us. The children will explore books individually to a teacher and within a group every week. They will be able to talk about what they have observed in the books and sound out and blend the CVC words. The will also beable to identify tricky words.


Communication & Language

We will be encouraging the children to listen to and take part in class discussions. Children will be given lots of opportunities to develop their Speech and Language through activities in the role play areas and activities on offer in and around the classroom and outdoor areas.


Understanding the World

This term the children will be focusing on Winter and Mythical Creatures. We will think about how the seasons have changed and what happens in winter. We will compare characters in stories and think about the settings. They will be given the opportunity to use the computers and learn how to use a mouse. They will also be using the iPads to access learning tools and develop their understanding of modern technology. 


Expressive Arts & Design

This is the area of the curriculum where we like to get messy. 

We focus on:

  • Exploring the areas in the classroom
  • Using Drama techniques
  • Combining materials and media
  • Using different model making materials
  • Manipulating materials.
  • Colour mixing
  • Developing role play
  • Create and perform dance and performances
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