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Curriculum - Spring term 1



This half-term we will be revising all of the sounds we have previously learnt in phase 2. We will continue to learn tricky words such as; is, in, it, at, and, to, the, no, go, I.


Children will be learning how to use these sounds in words and create CVC and CCVC words.


We will be learning how to implement our phonics knowledge into the environment as we will begin to write captions and simple sentences.


We will also continue to learn lots of new sounds and focus on the next phase of letters and sounds.


To listen to the sounds, we have been learning, tune into Jolly phonics on YouTube and have lots of fun!                                                                                 




In maths we will be learning about mathematical language and how important this is. Children will begin to recognise fewer and more through mathematical games and cooking.


Children will begin to understand the concept of counting objects and how we can count objects from a larger group of six or more. They will begin to understand that this can be done

through various activities such as; cooking and physical development.


We will revise our previous knowledge on number recognition to ten and begin to progress onto 20. The children will learn how to place numerals from 0-20 in the correct order.     




In Literacy we will be learning about an increasing range of books. Our core text this term is ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, we will be discussing the key points of the story, discussing the key features of a book i.e. the cover, the blurb.


Children will learn how to act out a narrative and innovate a story. We will be learning about changing the characters and settings within a story and creating our own versions.


We will also be understanding the importance of writing and what the purpose is. Children will write instructions, create simple maps and create their very own story maps.


We will be reading lots more fun stories like Farmer Duck and Handa’s Surprise J. 



Exploring media and materials     

The children will be learning how to become even more creative. We will be learning how to create a collage using lots of different materials and techniques.


The children will create their very own puppets to support the role-play in their focus

textbook in literacy.


Children will continue to get messy and create lots of fun, exciting masterpieces!.       




Understanding the world   

Understanding the world falls into three different categories:


We will be learning how to use the learn pads and access different apps to support with our learning. Our teachers will also continue to provide us with technology experiences through the interactive whiteboard, where we can independently answer questions.

Our outside area enables us to gain lots of new skills through the mud area. This term we will be looking closely at similarities and exploring the natural world around us.


We will be learning about maps and begin to understand that information can be drawn from a map. Children will draw their own simple maps of the environment they live in and label key words.                                      



Physical development

In physical development the children will be learning lots of new skills.


We will be learning how to keep ourselves healthy. The children will begin to distinguish the difference between healthy foods and un-healthy foods.


We will be learning about our small motor skills which are the skills that give us the strength to manipulate tools and hold a pencil properly.


The children will be learning lots of different moves to support with the development of their small motor skills, the moves they will be learning are; tummy rolling, crawling around like an animal, climbing on different apparatus and hanging on monkey bars.                                                                                                        



Personal, social and emotional development (PSED)

In PSED this term we will be focusing on expressing our feelings and recognising how our peers may be feeling.


In Reception, we are always encouraging children to express their emotions and use their words to explain how they are feeling. Children will become more independent with expressing their feelings and learn how we can do this through our circle time sessions.                                                                                  


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