Reception

 
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
Topic Title
All about me/ Starting School
Autumn
Traditional tales
Christmas
Winter
Chinese New Year
Julia Donaldson
Animals/ mini beasts
Spring  / Growing
Trips
Autumn Walk
Pantomime
Church for Harvest
Snow dome
Kingsbury Water Park
Picnic in the Park 
Theme Days
Traditional Tales Day
Come dressed in your Nativity outfit- linked to Nativity Play
Winter Wonderland Day- a cold/ winter theme
Chinese New year- come dressed in red.
Julia Donaldson Day- come dressed as one of the characters.
Marie Currie support/ Charity Day linked to planting daffodils- wear yellow.
Ugly Bug Ball!
PSED
Welcome to school.
Rules and routines
Sharing and talking about ourselves using the collages we have made at home.
Introducing our class bear Barnaby – children can take him home.
Introducing rewards- stickers.
Rules, routines and new experiences.
Becoming more independent in every way!
Transition
Introducing children to the schools House system.
Communication & Literacy
Speaking and listening to each other.
Rhythm and Rhyme
Phase 1 & 2 phonics
Role play- home corner, cottage, shoe shop, Santa’s grotto.
Speaking and listening
Phase 2 & 3 phonics
Building on vocabulary
Introducing the sounds and meanings of new words often linked to the topics
Speaking and listening
How and why questions
Following instructions- link to map of dinosaurs.
Physical
Self-help- dressing and undressing.
Good habits- hygiene and toileting
Spatial Awareness
Let’s Move
Write Dance
Fine motor skills and control.
Moving and handling tools and equipment
Negotiating space.
Travelling under, over and through climbing and balancing equipment.
Let’s Move
Write Dance
Sports day
Trim Track
Outdoor PE with small equipment
Literacy

Reading
Encouraging a love of books.
Book handling skills
Introducing Guided Reading
Phonics
Introducing high frequency words.

Writing
Modelling writing
Mark making
Phonics
A range of writing opportunities esp. in continuous Provision and role play
Write Dance.

Reading
Fiction and non-fiction books about our topics
Guided Reading
Introduce the school lending library
Reading the stories by Julia Donaldson.
Phonics for reading

Writing
Can you write your name in Chinese?
Writing for a purpose- writing a spell, where would you go on your broomstick
Map of the Gruffalo Child’s journey in the snow.
Role Pay- writing orders in our Chinese restaurant.
Phonics for writing
Modelling writing

Reading
Non-fiction text
Information gathering about dinosaurs and mini beasts.
Fiction texts around our themes and children’s other interests.
Guided reading
Phonics- phases 2 ,3, & 4

Writing
Writing for purpose- stories about our theme and information gathering.
Writing about the life cycle of a frog over time.
Writing an account of our visit
Map of the Gruffalo Child’s journey in the snow.
Role Pay- writing orders in our Chinese restaurant.
Phonics for writing
Modelling writing.

Maths

Numbers
Counting songs and rhymes.
Reasons to count e.g. milk, dinners, etc.
Counting objects accurately
Relating counting to numbers.
Recognising, ordering numbers to 10/20.

SSM
Shape- 2 D 
Measuring feet
Language of length and height.
Money- in the role play/ Shoe shop.

Numbers
Counting
Reading ordering and counting to 20
One more none less to 20
Addition and subtraction

SSM
2 and 3 D  shaped
Measuring
Patterns.

Counting
Reading ordering and counting to 20
One more none less to 20
Addition and subtraction 
Doubling, halving and sharing.

SSM
3 D shapes
Measuring
Patterns.

Kowledge of the World
Ourselves and families- using collages as starting point.
Where we live- addresses, how many in our family, our homes.
Autumn – what happens to the trees, how the weather changes.
Forest School.
Diwali
Christmas
Exploring technology- cameras, IWB, laptops & technology in the environment.
Winter- changes
Clothes to wear in cold weather
Chinese New Year
Pancake day
Mother’s day
Bee bots – the Gruffalo and Witches journey
Planting fruit and veg
Forest School.
Observations of plants and mini beasts.
Planting fruit and veg
Father’s Day
Change and growth
Forest School.
Expressive Arts and Design
Drawing, painting, sewing and creating using a range of materials and tools.
Let’s Move- drama
Role play- home corner , cottage, shoe shop, Santa’s Grotto
Dressing up
Pitch making
Echo clapping
Action songs
Harvest and Christmas songs
Pitching and clarity of diction
Link to art work for Julia Donaldson.
Mother’s day cards
Easter bonnets
Role play- Gruffalo cave
Winter / snow songs
Four seasons and compose winter music
Julia Donaldson songs
Reading rhythm patterns
Modelling
3-d designs
Drawing and painting plants
Animals  / minibeast songs
Ugly bug ball
Incorporating tempo and dynamics into songs
RE / SEAL

SEAL
New Beginnings
Getting on and falling out.

RE- 
What does it mean to belong?
Why do people party?

SEAL
Good to be me
Going for Goals

RE- 
What makes a party special?
Who can help?

SEAL
Relationships
Changes

RE- 
What’s the moral of the story?
How can we look after the world around us?

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December 2018

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