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Welcome to the Reception page!

In Class 1 and 2 our topic is 'All About Me'. 

Take a look at some of the activities we will be carrying out this term:

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Areas being covered in Reception in the Autumn Term

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Learning to share and take turns
  • Following new rules and new routines
  • Questioning skills and talking about home life
  • Learning about the cultures and beliefs of others
  • Studying similarities and differences
  • Working together as a team
  • Talking about feelings
  • Taking part in circle time and philosophy discussions
  • Playing with a friend inside the classroom and in the outdoor area
  • How to look after ourselves (being healthy, cleaning teeth, my needs)

Understanding of the world

  • Finding out about the world around us and learning about other cultures and special events (Diwali and Christmas)
  • Baking cheese stars
  • Investigating the outdoor area and exploring nature in Forest School and the mud kitchen
  • Directing floor robots and the interactive whiteboard
  • Exploring our senses
  • Learning other languages and Makaton

Communication and language/literacy

  • Reading familiar stories
  • Listening to adults and following instructions
  • Discussing likes and dislikes with our talk partners
  • Reading and writing single during our 'Letters & Sounds' phonics sessions
  • Singing songs and nursery rhymes 
  • Writing full name and some tricky words
  • Telling a story with actions
  • Independent reading/writing: shopping lists for the characters in our stories, labels for the ingredients we need to bake, telephone messages in the home corner, messy play to encourage writing, playdough to form letters, writing recipes
  • Using the Internet for finding out all about me
  • ICT activities: discussing the pictures they have created and giving instructions for Beebots
  • STORYMAKING : The Christmas Story (learning the story with actions and creating storymaps)


  • Recognising numbers to 10 and above
  • One more/One less > Using topical figures
  • Weighing & measuring (cooking/role play and mud kitchen)
  • Positional language (using characters and props)
  • Counting to 10 > buttons, counters, numicon
  • Seeing a number of dots without conting (subitising)
  • Time – discussing what the story characters do at different times of the day, numbers on a clock
  • Shape & Pattern - Creating repeating patterns on hats, spotting shapes around the school and in the role play area
  • Problem solving – Putting Humpty Dumpty back together

Expressive Art & Design

  • Singing Jolly Jingles and joining in with the Harvest/Christmas songs
  • Story making
  • Learning songs and dances for our nativity play
  • Craft activities linked to our stories (cars, junk modelling, spoon craft, making a star collage, making a wall for Humpty Dumpty)
  • Music basket and the stage outside, exploring sounds, water movement and small world play
  • Role play in the home corner/ shop

Physical Development

  • Dance – movement to music during our nativity rehearsals and joining in with 'Sticky Kids' sessions
  • Hall: Gym > Find different ways to travel in and around, under and over the equipment. How does your body changes during exercise?
  • Finger Fun Friday: Exploring sandpaper sounds, gloop, cotton bud painting, bead threading and rice to strengthen our finger muscles
  • Outside role play – the theatre, shop and mud kitchen. Indoor role play – Home Corner, shop topic-themed tuff tray and small world
  • Outdoor PD > streamers, construction, sand/water tray (with transport, sounds, flags, shells)
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