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Chantry Primary Academy

Primary Academy

Learning values for life

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.

Unit 1 Topic Plan

Autumn 2 - Traditional Stories


WOW! Factor: Dress up as a favourite character from a book.

Fantastic Finish: Visit to St Hugh's church and Christmas Performance.

Books: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Gingerbread Man, Hansel and Gretel and Snow White.

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.

Unit 2 Topic Plan

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.

Unit 3 Topic Plan

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. 

Unit 4 Topic Plan

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

Unit 5 Topic Plan

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.

Unit 6 Topic Plan