Reception Curriculum Overview
Autumn 1 - Ourselves
WOW! Factor: A 'sense'ational fun day.
Fantastic Finish: Zoolab.
Books: Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School, So much, Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle, Funny Bones and Ben’s Baby.
We will be finding out about ourselves and our families and get to know each other. We will discuss our senses and how we use them.
Autumn 2 - Traditional Stories
Fantastic Finish: Visit to St Hugh's church and Christmas Performance.
In this unit we will look at different versions of traditional tales and we learn some sign language to help us tell the stories aloud.
Spring 1 - Seasons
WOW! Factor: A seasons themed 'dress for mess' day.
Fantastic Finish: Performing season related songs and rhymes.
Books: Penguin Small, One Snowy Night, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Elmer, Paint a Sun in the Sky, Over in the meadow.
In this unit we start by thinking about the season of Winter. We then start to talk about the signs of Spring and learn about all the seasons through stories, songs and first hand experiences.
Spring 2 - Growing
WOW! Factor: Visit Willows Farm
Fantastic Finish: Visit to Lewsey Library and make soup/fruit salad.
Books: The Enormous Turnip, Oliver''s Vegetables, The Little Red Hen, The Little Yellow Chick, Oliver’s Fruit Salad and Jasper’s Beanstalk.
The children learn about seeds and plant growth through practical experiences and lovely stories. They learn about the need for a balanced diet.
Summer 1 - Wild About Animals
WOW! Factor: Dress up as a wild animal
Fantastic Finish: Tiger came to Tea Party.
Books: The Gruffalo, Rumble in the Jungle, Walking Through The Jungle, The Tiger who came to Tea, Giraffes Can’t Dance and The Animal Boogie.
In this unit we learn about the different animals and their habitats
Summer 2 - Fantasyland
WOW! Factor: Gulliver’s Land
Fantastic Finish: Fantasy Ball
Books: Jack and the Beanstalk, Marmaduke the very different Dragon, George's Dragon at the Fire Station, Anna’s Amazing Sunglasses and You can't eat a Princess.
In this unit we explore lots of different themes such as prince and princesses, dragons, aliens and we learn about different story settings. As always we try to make links to the children's current interests.