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Welcome to Reception's page!

In Class 1 and 2 our topic is LEGO and we are using Emmet and his friends from THE LEGO MOVIE to help us with our learning.

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

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Subject area


Personal, Social & Emotional Development

  • Identifying the qualities that make a good friend – linked to the Lego Movie
  • Naming different emotions and using our words to talk about how we feel
  • Learning ways to manage our own feelings through mindfulness and yoga
  • Showing confidence when asking our friends or adults for help
  • Working and playing together – sharing and turn taking
  • Respecting and following the school rules
  • Adapting our behaviour during different events and social settings

Understanding of the World

  • Talking about my family and special times using the ‘This is Me’ box’ and the class diary as a stimulus
  • Listing the superheroes from the Lego Movie and identifying the heroes in our own lives
  • Looking at different occupations – master builders
  • Baking ‘Lego’ savoury snacks and biscuits
  • Learning about different cultures and beliefs, such as Chinese New Year and Easter traditions.
  • Looking for signs of spring in Forest School and completing mini-beast hunts
  • Planning a Superhero Wedding for Batman and Wyldstyle.
  • Navigating programs on the school laptops and using technology to take photographs

Communication Language & Literacy

  • To recognise digraphs and tri-graphs in words (such as;  ai, ee, igh, oa, ue)
  • Segmenting and blending CVC words
  • Teaching Emmet how to spell tricky words I, the, to, go, no and into
  • Speaking in full sentences and extending sentences with ‘and or because’ when taking part in show and tell
  • Asking who, what, why questions during our ‘This is Me’ box and Hot Seating sessions
  • Listening to superhero stories and predicting who is going to save the day
  • Independent reading/writing: shopping lists for baking, labels for the construction site, invitations for the wedding, letters to Emmet and Wyldstyle, instructions to make a house/car/double decker couch for the Master Builders

Story Making – learning by heart a non-fiction text, using actions to reinforce key words and new vocabulary


  • Teaching Emmet how to count to 20
  • Counting up to 3, 6 and then 10 objects reliably whilst feeding Un-kitty and her friends
  • Recognising numbers to 20 on bricks, number plates and security badges
  • Singing number songs & number rhymes – 5 little builders, Lego themed songs, brick by brick subtraction song.
  • Beginning to recognise 2D shapes and using mathematical language to describe them.
  • Comparing objects – big/small, more/less, heavy/light (ICT game).
  • Saying one more/less than a given number – good cop/bad cop.
  • Comparing length- short, shorter, shortest, tall, taller, tallest when acting as a Master builder!
  • Exploring natural patterns- Spring walk around the school grounds with Lego Bob
  • Creating repeating patterns with bricks, Lego people and numicon shapes

Expressive Art & Design

  • Role play – Vets, Emmet’s house, construction site (outside), super hero dressing up. 
  • Singing & dancing on the stage following the children’s musical interests
  • Learning the Lego theme song – Everything is Awesome
  • Making music for film scenes (Everything is Awesome)
  • Cutting, sticking and painting (child initiated).
  • Creating sugar lump/Lego cities

Designing and making bunting, fascinators, bouquets,  cars, decorations and baked goodies for the wedding

Physical Development

  • Stopping and starting on command in class and during PE.
  • Superhero School - developing the fundamental skills and completing challenges to receive a Superhero licence (such as; running, jumping, climbing, throwing and catching)
  • Dance – wake and shake sessions to explore movement and music, outside stage with cd player, instruments, streamers
  • Listening for instruction, following rules- in the classroom, during outside play and when using the big bikes.
  • Outside play activities- sand (wet and dry), water play, prop box, house, gardening, creative cube, mud kitchen, bikes and scooters
  • Finger Fun Friday - developing fine and gross motor skills: sand, shaving foam, sand paper, peg boards, balancing, tongs & chop sticks to pick up shapes/Lego in the sand and water




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