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Reception Curriculum Overview 2017-18





Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Possible themes/ trips/ activities


Marvellous me


Light and Dark


Ice Explorers


Mini beasts


Fairy tales

(Jack and the Beanstalk)


Space

Focus text

The Tiger who came to Tea (Author study)


The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark

Lost and Found

Arrrgghh Spider! – Lydia Monks


Jack and the Beanstalk

Whatever Next

Seasons

Autumn

-seasons display

-photos of trees

-Autumn walk

-nature transient art

-outdoor painting

-mixing colours


Autumn

-seasons display

-photos of trees

-Autumn walk

-nature transient art

-outdoor painting

-mixing colours


Winter

-weather


-temperature

-ice – melting

-seasons display


Spring

-observing first flowers of spring

-seasons display

-spring animals (lambs etc)

-hibernation


Spring

-observing first flowers of spring

-seasons display

-spring animals (lambs etc)

-hibernation


Summer

-longer days

-warmer weather

-how to keep cool

-how to look after ourselves in the sun


Celebrations

Harvest festival

Black History Month



Day of the Dead

St. Martins day

Diwali

Guy Fawkes



Advent

Saint Nicholas day

Winter Solstice

Christmas


Hannukah

Chinese New Year

Pancake Tuesday

Lent

International Women’s day




Easter

St. George’s day

Mother’s day


Ramadan

Eid

Father’s day

Summer solstice


Trips, visits and workshops

Trip to Pizza Express link to Harvest/my favourite foods (booked)

Trip to the shop to get food for Sophie in story.


‘Tiger who came to tea party’ - invite parents?

Woodlands – walk and animals – wildlife area 0- Autumn walk to collect and take pictures.
Visitors: Diwali (Miss Padma, parent etc)

Diwali celebration




Visit to a Chinese shop for Chinese New Year
Horniman museum Arctic explorer workshop
If snow – spontaneous walk to observe, take photos.



Bee workshop near the Thames/Greenwich
Observational drawing in Brockwell Park – daffodils
Visitor – Jasmine J’s (y1) Grandad?

Visit to local Mosque
Botanical institute
Horniman gardens?

Space workshop

Parents in to make junk model rockets in the art room.



Role play


Tiger who came to tea kitchen

(+deconstructed role play, fabrics etc)




Light and Dark cave

Owl habitat

(+deconstructed role play, fabrics etc)


Arctic igloo

(+deconstructed role play, fabrics etc)




Minibeast investigation lab

(+deconstructed role play, fabrics etc)





Garden centre role play

(+deconstructed role play, fabrics etc)

Space centre

(+deconstructed role play, fabrics etc)




3 prime areas of learning and development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Jigsaw: Being me in my world

  • Settling in

  • Class rules

  • Supporting children to make friends

  • Discussing feelings

  • Favourite foods

  • Sharing

  • Taking turns-games




Jigsaw: Celebrating Difference

  • How to deal with anger e.g. when someone has taken a toy

  • Bonfire night safety

  • Taking turns-games

  • What are we afraid of

Jigsaw: Dreams and goals


  • Talking about the future

  • When I grow up…

  • My dream is to…



Jigsaw: Healthy Me
Healthy and unhealthy eating (link to herbivores and carnivores – minibeasts)

How to take care of pets/mini beasts




Jigsaw: Relationships

My abilities – linked to Argggh Spider

Getting ready to go to Year 1


Jigsaw: Changing Me

Growing up

Transition to year 1

Discuss how they could help next year’s Reception class

Sports day – team spirit


Physical Development

Weekly PE

Pencil grip

Letter formation

Uses tools (scissors etc)

Healthy and Unhealthy food (link to Harvest/Pizza)


Weekly PE

Pencil grip

Letter formation


Weekly PE

Pencil grip

Letter formation


Weekly PE

Pencil grip

Letter formation

Healthy and unhealthy eating (link to herbivores and carnivores – minibeasts)




Weekly PE

Pencil grip

Letter formation


Weekly PE

Pencil grip

Letter formation

Sports day – importance of exercise and healthy eating

What healthy food could you take to Spcae?


Communication and Language

-Talk for Writing sequence

-Regular story time

-How/why questions

-Regular ‘chat time’ based on interests

-Listening games

-Introduction to assembly and listening in assembly

-Planned observations


-Talk for Writing sequence

-Regular story time

-Regular ‘chat time’ based on interests

CL opportunities such as:

-‘What will Santa bring?’ (future tense)

-Planned observations



-Talk for Writing sequence

-Regular story time

-Link to PSED – talking about the future

-Regular ‘chat time’ based on interests

-Planned observations


Talk for Writing sequence

Regular story time

Regular ‘chat time’ based on interests

-Planned observations



Talk for Writing sequence

Regular story time

Regular ‘chat time’ based on interests

-Planned observations


Talk for Writing sequence

Regular story time

Regular ‘chat time’ based on interests

-Planned observations


4 specific areas of learning and development

Literacy


Writing opportunities:

Writing name in creative ways

Shopping list for Mum in story

Naming family members, pets etc

Invitations for Tea Party


Writing opportunities:

List characters in the story

Write captions to go with the story

Write letters to the Owl

Owl speech bubbles

Labelling nocturnal animals



Writing:

Chinese new year

Diary entry of an Arctic adventure (after trip)

Packing suitcase for Arctic adventure (before trip)




Writing:

Retell story

Imitation

Information texts

Mini beast superheroes

Spider speech bubbles



Writing:

Retelling fairytales

Writing changed version of fairytale

Wanted poster (Giant)

Making own stories

Letters to/from the Giant




Writing:

Transition writing – to new teacher/class etc.

Retell story and immitation


Mathematics

Count objects

Count objects which can’t be moved

Count out objects from a larger group

Estimating




More and fewer

One more and one less

Addition

Subtraction

2D and 3D shape

Patterns




Investigating numbers (bonds)

Addition


Subtraction

Capacity

Weight

3D and 2D shape


Place Value -- Numbers to 20

Doubling (wings/spots on mini beasts)

Halving

Number investigations

(1 is a snail…)

Time (Grouchy ladybug story)

Subtraction (Caterpillar shoes story)


Place Value -- Numbers to 20

Length (Giant’s footprints, Rapunzel’s hair etc)

Height (Beanstalks, Rapunzel’s tower etc)

Money (Greedy giant)

2d and 3d shape


Place Value -- Numbers to 20

and beyond

Addition

Subtraction

Doubling

Halving



Understanding the world

RE


People & Communities

My family

Discussing different interests

Different types of families

Exploring Autumn changes

Harvest
The World

My environment – my house and where I live


Technology

Exploring different types of technology at home – link to role play area



People and Communities

Lanterns for St. Martins Day

Different cultures: Diwali/Christmas/festivals
The World

Nocturnal animals

Exploring Autumn changes
Technology

Programming BeeBots

Using iPads to take photos of Winter weather and changes Autumn trees/leaves etc


People and Communities

Inuit community comparing

The World

Exploring Winter weather and change

Examining the trees

Discussing hibernating animals

Arctic and Antarctic animals

Ice experiments melting/freezing

Light and Dark/Northern lights

Technology



People and Communities

Easter celebrations




The World

Mini beast observation and exploring

How do bees make honey?

How do caterpillars turn to butterflies? Any other creatures do this?

Spring change – signs of growth etc
Technology

iPad



People and Communities

The World

Growing and looking after a bean plant

Life cycle of a plant

(The tiny seed book)

Porridge: looking at change

Different types of castles



Technology


People and Communities

The World

Space


Food in Space
Technology


Expressive Arts and Design

Artist study: Giuseppe Arcimboldo

(Food portraits - collage)



Artist study:

Van Gogh (Starry Night - painting)




Artist study: Inuit art
(printmaking and painting)

Artist study: Matisse ‘The Snail’ (Abstract collage)


Artist study: ‘Eric Carle’ story illustrator (The Tiny Seed)

Artist study:

Marble art: marble paint techniques






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