Reception

Weekly Overview

Our Key Word this week has been ‘my’.

This week, we began our week by discussing  the things that our mummies do for us and why they are special to us.  We then went on to make beautiful Mother’s Day cards.  During English we have produced fantastic independent writing by describing Handa’s appearance and personality in full sentences.  I am delighted with the standard achieved and progress made in this area.  During Maths the children have been solving subtraction problems using cubes and pictures to work out answers.  During Friday’s assembly we have showcased our ‘All Around the World’ work on Handa and Africa.  We are extremely proud of the high standard of work and enthusiasm during this topic.

We hope our Reception Mummies have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Spring 2 Overview – Reception

Welcome back from the half term break!

Key Points

  1. PE will take place on Friday. All PE kits will be placed in children’s bags on Friday for washing over the weekend.
  2. Reception children must wear an apron for dinner. All aprons will be sent home on a Friday for washing. Stickers will be awarded to children who remember to bring their aprons on Monday and put them in the box.
  3. Show and Tell will take place on Wednesday afternoon.
  4. Merit and Achievement assembly takes place each Friday at 8:45 am. Children are welcome to bring certificates, badges, trophies etc to share with the school. Parents are welcome to stay for this assembly.
  5. The children will read twice a week. Reception reading days are Tuesday and Friday so please make sure their folders are in school on these days. There will also be flashcards for the children to practise and these will be changed each Friday.
  6. The children will need 2 healthy snacks per day for break time, please refrain from giving yoghurt as this tends to get a little messy. Toast and fruit may be purchased at break time.
  7. Please can all children have appropriate outdoor wear for playtime.

Below is a copy if the work we will be covering this half term, a paper copy will be sent home and can also be found displayed in the classroom.  If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to drop in and speak to me.

Many Thanks – Miss Corrigan

Year Group:    Reception          Term:    Spring 2                                                                             Medium Term Plan  – Teacher Led Activities      
  PSED English Maths KUW EAD PD
1 Settling back into school. Classroom rules reminder. Circle time. Sharing Half Term news.

Reception HFW – 1:1 reading and spelling assessments – Afternoon work to be set following this.

Fiction Text: Handa’s Surprise – Read and Respond

Number: Recapping numbers 1-20 Recognition

Sequencing & Formation

Counting forwards and backwards to 20 n counting in 2’s and 10s check up.

Magnetism

Investigation Area

Children to independently explore which materials are magnetic.  Chn to draw their own conclusions.

Handa Puppet

Chn to look at the clothes in the story and design their own dress for Handa.

PE: Team Games

Traffic Lights

Musical Hoops

Cups and Domes

Throwing/Catching Skills

2 Independence Skills

Can I wash my hands/fasten my coat?

Weekly Written News

Fiction Text: Handa’s Surprise

Model writing a character description. What information do we need to know?

Shared writing.

Measure: Time

Recognition of O’clock and Half past on an analogue clock. Children to make times on their own clocks.

Handa’s Fruit

Tasting/describing Handa’s fruits: banana, guava, orange, mango, pineapple, avocado, passion fruit & tangerine.

Handa’s Fruit Basket

Basic paper basket weaving & observational drawing of Handa’s fruits.

PE: Gymnastics – Controlled Apparatus – Safe travel

 

3 Independence Skills

Can I get myself changed for PE?

Weekly Written News

Fiction Text: Handa’s Surprise

Character Description – Akeyo

Chn to write independently but be prompted with punctuation/

fingerspaces/sounding out.

Estimation – Counting

Completing a range of estimation activities including number, objects and how many times they can perform an action in a certain time.

African Plaines

Using the Handa stories and internet to look at and describe an African landscape.  (Make our own African landscape in the investigation area,

African Plaines

Sunset silhouette pictures

Painted sunset background

(backgrounds)

PE: Dance – African Safari Dance Program (Let’s Move)

 

4 My Family – Mother’s Day

Circle time – My Mum

Weekly Written News

Fiction Text: Handa’s Hen – Read and Respond –Hot Seating/asking questions

Mother’s Day: Why is my Mummy special?

Independent writing of Mother’s Day cards.

Sorting

Children to sort a range of classroom equipment using their own criteria.  Chn to be given sorting criteria if they are unable to think of their own.

African Plaines

Going on Safari- Identifying animals on an African Safari.  Written labels + verbal descriptions.

African Plaines

Sunset silhouette pictures

(silhouette animals)

Mother’s Day Cards

PE: Dance –

African Safari Dance Program (Let’s Move)

5 Manners – Modelling good/bad manners using puppets during circle time. Discussion about feelings. Weekly Written News

Fiction Text: Handa’s Hen

Writing a question. Recap hotseating. Model writing a question for a character.

Chn to write their own question for their chosen character.

Subtraction

Subtraction of 2 numbers.

Children to roll dice to generate numbers and use practical/mental methods to solve – written recording

Spring

Linked to story Handa’s Hen with Mondi’s chicks.  Looking at events that occur during spring eg leaves growing on tress, spring buds etc

Spring Craft

Making egg/chicks/daffodils for the classroom Spring display.  Chn to use a range of media.

PE: Gymnastics – Safe travel on apparatus.
6 Celebrations – Easter – Do we celebrate Easter? How do we celebrate? Weekly written news

Spring 2 Independent Writing Assessment- Easter Bunny Description

Easter Activities – eg Writing instructions for Cripsy Nest

Easter Based Maths Activities – Easter themed pictorial addition/subtraction. Easter

Why do we celebrate Easter?  Simplistic Easter story.  Tasting hot cross buns.

Easter Craft

Card Making

 

PE

Easter Egg Hunt

 

 

 

Spring 1 Overview – Reception

Happy New Year and welcome back from the Christmas Break!

Key Points

  1. PE will take place on Friday. All PE kits will be placed in children’s bags on Friday for washing over the weekend.
  2. Reception children must wear an apron for dinner. All aprons will be sent home on a Friday for washing. Stickers will be awarded to children who remember to bring their aprons on Monday and put them in the box.
  3. Show and Tell will take place on Wednesday afternoon.
  4. Merit and Achievement assembly takes place each Friday at 8:45 am. Children are welcome to bring certificates, badges, trophies etc to share with the school. Parents are welcome to stay for this assembly.
  5. The children will read twice a week. Reception reading days are Tuesday and Friday so please make sure their folders are in school on these days. There will also be flashcards for the children to practise and these will be changed each Friday.
  6. The children will need 2 healthy snacks per day for break time, please refrain from giving yoghurt as this tends to get a little messy. Toast and fruit may be purchased at break time.
  7. Please can all children have appropriate outdoor wear for playtime. As the weather changes they will need to wear a hat, gloves and scarf.
  8. Beginning this half term, the children will complete a writing task each afternoon, similar to the one completed during morning work. This task will focus on the spelling of the Reception high frequency words and will be personalised to each child following a spelling assessment.

Below is a copy if the work we will be covering this half term, a paper copy will be sent home and can also be found displayed in the classroom. If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to drop in and speak to me.

Many Thanks – Miss Corrigan

 

Year Group:   Reception         Term:     Spring 1                                                       Medium Term Plan – Teacher Led Activities      
  PSED English Maths KUW EAD PD
Settling back into school. Classroom rules reminder. Circle time. Sharing Christmas news.

Reception HFW – 1:1 reading and spelling assessments – Afternoon work to be set following this.

Completion of data handling from Autumn 2. Sharing Christmas news/comparing celebrations. Discussing New Years Resolutions. Free Craft PE: Team Games

Traffic Lights

Musical Hoops

Cups and Domes

1 Going for Goals

Setting goals to link with our work on resolutions.

Weekly Written News

Written New Years Resolutions

Non Fiction Texts: Our Senses

Labelling facial features/senses

Number: Recapping numbers 1-20 Recognition /Sequencing/Formation – Counting backwards from 20

Recap – 2D/3D Shapes

Introduction to the Senses

Identifying our 5 senses and the parts of the body that we use for each.

Self Portraits – looking at facial features – Proportion and sketching. Linking to our work on senses. PE: Gymnastics – Controlled Floorwork – Balancing and Rolling

 

2 Feelings and Emotions

Circle time – faces game – show me your happy/angry/sad etc face.

Weekly written news

Phonics and Mark Making Week

Blending/Segmenting words, writing sounds and words in different media. Independent writing piece from an area in the classroom

Number: 1 less

Practical/mental methods for working out 1 less than a given number. Use of equipment, fingers, number lines.

Observing chn as they explore different media – drawing out texture vocabulary….link to senses work on touch. Exploring Mixed Media (through mark making in/using shaving foam, sand, bubbles, playdough, gloop, coloured water, chalk Fine Motor Skills

Mark making/jigsaws

PE: Gymnastics – Safe travel on apparatus.

3 Feelings and Emotions

Circle time – what makes us happy/sad/angry/

Weekly written news

Non Fiction Texts: Chinese New Year celebration Book

Fiction: The Chinese animal race.

Children to verbally sequence the story.

Number: Ordinal Numbers – Linked to the animal race story. Looking at 1st,2nd 3rd place etc and vocabulary relating to positional language. Chinese New Year – how do Chinese people celebrate? Comparison to our own celebrations.

Exploring/tasting Chinese food.

Class Dragon collage

Money Wallets

Lanterns/Fans

Independent

Chinese Dragon colouring in – felt tips/pastels

PE: Dance – Chinese Dragon Dancing

(Let’s Move CD program)

4 Feelings and Emotions

Strategies for managing feelings of sadness and anger

Weekly written news

Non Fiction Texts: Children to write and illustrate their own non-fiction book about the 5 senses.

Measure: Sequencing Days of the Week – Verbally through songs and practically on our days of the week wall. Months of the year if ready. Sensory Walk to explore sights and sounds.

Exploring musical instruments (sound)

Exploring colour – paints and mixing colours linked to our work on sight. PE: Dance – Doodle Dance Program (Let’s Move)
5 Feelings and Emotions

Circle time – address issues as needed

Weekly written news

Non Fiction Texts: Children to write and illustrate their own non-fiction book about the 5 senses.

Number: Addition of 2 numbers.

Children to roll dice to generate numbers and use practical/mental methods to solve – written recording

Touch/Taste/Smell

Feely Bag activities – exploring texture, shape

Blindfolded taste testing smelling.

Free Craft

Model making – children to have access to cardboard rolls, boxes, egg cartons etc

PE: Games

Throwing + Catching Skills

6 Feelings and Emotions

Circle time – address issues as needed

Weekly written news

Poetry: Short Valentine’s day poems

Spring 1 Independent Writing Assessment

 

Measure: Time

Recognition of O’clock and Half past on an analogue clock. Children to make times on their own clocks.

Valentine’s Day

Who do we love and why? Linked to Valentine’s Day

Making valentine’s day cards/hearts. Games: What Time is it Mr Wolf? – Link to Maths

 

 

Autumn 2 Overview – Reception

Welcome back from the Half Term break

Key Points

  1. PE will take place on Friday. All PE kits will be placed in children’s bags on Friday for washing over the weekend.
  2. Reception children must wear an apron for dinner. All aprons will be sent home on a Friday for washing.
  3. Show and Tell will take place on Wednesday afternoon.
  4. Merit and Achievement assembly takes place each Friday at 8:45 am. Children are welcome to bring certificates, badges, trophies etc to share with the school. Parents are welcome to stay for this assembly.
  5. The children will read twice a week. Reception reading days are Tuesday and Friday so please make sure their folders are in school on these days. There will also be flashcards for the children to practise and these will be changed each Friday.
  6. The children will need 2 healthy snacks per day for break time, please refrain from giving yogurt as this tends to get a little messy. Toast and fruit may be purchased at break time.
  7. Please can all children have appropriate outdoor wear for playtime. As the weather changes they will need to wear a hat, gloves and scarf.

Below is a copy if the work we will be covering this half term, a paper copy will be sent home and can also be found displayed in the classroom. If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to drop in and speak to me.

Many Thanks – Miss Corrigan

Year Group:   Reception              Term:     Autumn 2         Medium Term Plan – Teacher Led Activities      
  PSED English Maths KUW EAD PD
1 Rules/Routines

Looking after the classroom

Half Term Written News

Key Word Assessment

Number

Number recognition

Picture Addition

Halloween

Transport – Going on Holiday

Pumpkin Lanterns

Handprint Spiders

PE: Games

Bootcamp – Cooperation games

2 Rules/Routines

Looking after the classroom

Firework Safety – Written Rules Number

Ordering numbers 11-20

Bonfire Night

On the Beach

Chalk Bonfire Pictures

Rockets

PE: Dance

Fireworks

3 Getting on and Falling Out – resolving conflict When I grow up I want to Be….. Shape

Recognition and description of 3D shapes

Careers Week

A one week recap of people who help us.

Free Craft PE: Gymnastics

Controlled travel and movement

4 Getting on and Falling Out – resolving conflict Instructions – Recipe for a Winter Soup Number

1 less (numbers 1-10)

Winter

Looking at Winter clothes/staying warm

Designing Hats, scarves, mittens PE: Dance

Moving like polar animals

 

5 I’m special – I’m Me – Celebrations Sequencing the Nativity Measure

Lighter/Heavier

Winter/Christmas

Polar Animals

Penguin painting PE: Dance – The Nut Cracker
6 I’m special – I’m Me – Celebrations Letter to Father Christmas Data Handling

Simple pictograms – favourite Christmas song

Christmas

Decorating the Christmas tree

Christmas Cards PE: Gymnastics

Controlled travel and movement

7 I’m special – I’m Me – Celebrations Christmas Activities. Number –

Picture addition and subtraction

Christmas Activities Christmas Craft/Food Fine motor skills assessment

 

 

Autumn 1 Overview – Reception

Welcome back from the Summer Break!

Key Points

  1. PE will take place on Friday. All PE kits will be placed in children’s bags on Friday for washing over the weekend.
  2. Reception children must wear an apron for dinner. All aprons will be sent home on a Friday for washing.
  3. Show and Tell will take place on Wednesday afternoon.
  4. Merit and Achievement assembly takes place each Friday at 8:45 am. Children are welcome to bring certificates, badges, trophies etc to share with the school. Parents are welcome to stay for this assembly.
  5. The children will read twice a week. Reception reading days are Tuesday and Friday so please make sure their folders are in school on these days. There will also be flashcards for the children to practise and these will be changed each Friday.
  6. The children will need 2 healthy snacks per day for break time, please refrain from giving yoghurt as this tends to get a little messy. Toast and fruit may be purchased at break time.
  7. Drinks money is now due for the year and can be paid to Mrs R.
  8. Please can all children have appropriate outdoor wear for playtime. As the weather changes they will need to wear a hat, gloves and scarf.

Below is a copy if the work we will be covering this half term, a paper copy will be sent home and can also be found displayed in the classroom.  If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to drop in and speak to me.

Many Thanks – Miss Corrigan

Year Group:    Reception               Term:     Autumn 1          Medium Term Plan  – Teacher Led Activities      
  PSED English Maths KUW EAD PD
1 Settling In

Classroom Rules & Routines

Sharing holiday stories

Making Passports:  writing names

Entry Writing Assess

Number

Recognition 1-10: counting, writing

Holidays/Summer

Transport – Going on Holiday

Summer display work

Ice Cream Craft – collage

PE: Games

Bootcamp – Cooperation games

2 Settling In

Classroom Rules & Routines

Designing and writing a holiday postcard Number

Ordering numbers 1-10

Holidays/Summer

On the Beach

Making buckets and spades (collage)

Shell rubbings (wax crayons)

PE: Gymnastics

Balance/forward roll and safe travel

3 All about Me – Name/Age/Appearance Independent Writing –

Labelling holiday items/sea creatures

Shape

Recognition and description of 2D shapes

Holidays/Summer

Sea Creatures

Painting Sea Creatures

Finger painting/Cotton buds

PE: Dance

Under the Sea dance program

4 I’m Special I’m Me

(British Values)

I am Special because…..

(Display Writing)

Pattern/Shape

Recognition and continuation

Holidays/Summer

Beach Party

Completion + free craft PE: Gymnastics

Balance/forward roll and safe travel

Class: Mini Disco

5 I’m Special I’m Me

(British Values)

Text: The Little Red Hen – Read & Respond + Sequence Number

1 more (numbers 1-10)

Harvest/Autumn

Exploring Autumn Artefacts

Autumn leaves pictures PE: Dance – Dingle Dangle Scarecrow Programm
6 All about Me – My Family Text: The Little Red Hen – Describe the Red Hen Number

Practical addition + recording

Harvest/Autumn

Making Hedgehog Bread

Hedgehog Handprints PE: Games

Throwing + Catching Skills

7 All about Me – My Family Text: The Little Red Hen – Instructions for making bread Measure

Ordering Height

Harvest Autumn

Bread Tasting

Leaf Rubbing (wax crayons) Fine motor skills assessment