Reception – Spring 1 Curriculum

Reception Spring 1: Once upon a time...

Communication and Language: Our text, Naughty bus, encourages conversation and imaginative play. It is about a toy London bus that a young boy plays with. We will also be reading and acting out lots of traditional tales and encouraging the children to engage in role play during their independent learning sessions Physical Development: We will continue to do our daily exercises and adapt them to meet the ongoing needs of the children. It is making a big difference to their strength, co-ordination, stamina and spatial awareness. We will continue to have extended outdoor sessions where the children can run, balance, climb, walk, ride a bike, etc. Our PE session continues to be on a Monday. Personal, Social and Emotional Development: We will be looking at how our behaviour affects others and learning a wider vocabulary of words to describe our feelings. Literacy: We will continue our daily phonics and daily literacy lessons, first thing in the morning. We will be writing recounts of our news. There are writing materials in all areas of the classroom and outdoors and we will be encouraging the writing of signs for models and captions for pictures. Maths: We will be focusing on one more and one less, writing numbers to 20 and calculating simple addition sums. We will be looking at measures, such as capacity and the measurement of time. Understanding the World: We will be looking at London as our capital city, as our text Naughty Bus is about a London bus. We will also be looking at our school community, our local area and our city. Expressive Arts and Design: We will be making models of places in our local community, in Liverpool and in London. We will be encouraging role play, both indoors and outdoors, linked to the traditional tales we will be reading. We will have a dress up day, as a character from a traditional tale, later this term. Details will be provided nearer the time.