Prep Reception Curriculum Brief

Communication & Language

Communication & Language

This term the children will be given a range of opportunities to develop their skills in listening and communicating in both whole class and individual activities. Through our topic of ‘Marvellous Me’ this term we will be talking about special times with our family members and people close to us. We will also use new vocabulary to compare communities, talk about similarities and differences. The children will be encouraged to communicate their emotions through talk and to widen their vocabulary, extend their explanations and connect their ideas.
During the second half of the term we will be talking about if/how we celebrate bonfire night and Diwali. We will be retelling stories and using ‘wow’ words like explosion, colourful, sparkly, gigantic, noisy and more. Later in the term we will look at Christmas and we will be describing how we celebrate with our own families.
We will be learning a poem to perform in the poetry assembly and learning lines for our part in the Nativity. Thinking about how we perform to an audience with a clear, strong voice.

Mathematics

Mathematics

The children will be reviewing numbers from 0 – 10, matching amounts, counting objects, ordering numbers, sequencing and subitising. We will be finding one more or one less from a group of up to five objects and then ten objects. Recognising and naming the characteristics of 2D shapes and exploring their properties. We will be creating and describing patterns and comparing lengths and measures directly. Ordering/sequence familiar events and recognise common units of time such as days of the week.

During Child Initiated Learning and through role play, children will have the opportunity to use money, time, measure, weight, shape and pattern, exploring the concepts as part of their natural curiosity and play.

French

French

Jolie Ronde 1a

Learn how to say hello and goodbye and introduce yourself. Begin to respond to questions about your name and age and follow simple instructions given in French. Topics to include transport, family members, numbers to 10 and colours. Children learn new vocabulary through repetition of rhymes, songs and role play scenario

RS

RS

The term begins by the children looking at the story of The Creation. We move onto other stories including Noah’s Ark. After half-term we begin to discuss Christmas and look at the different people involved in the story. We shall make our own Nativity scene.

Music

Music

What’s that noise?! The children will have chance to explore the percussion instruments commonly used in the classroom. They will use their voices to explore sounds and will use body percussion and classroom percussion to create their own music.
During the second part of the term, we will be preparing for the Nativity.

ICT

ICT

Expressive Arts and Design

Expressive Arts and Design

This term we will have ample opportunities to observe and experiment with different materials, tools and techniques. In creating, designing and making children will be exploring colour, line, shape and space. We will learn to construct with a purpose in mind to achieve a planned effect with the emphasis on the process they go through; taking pride in their creative achievements. We will be exploring different media to create pictures related to our topic, Autumn and toward the end of term Christmas.

Drama

Drama

PE/Games

PE/Games

P.E: Controlled movement, spatial awareness and large ball catching skills.
Games: Tag-Rugby. Simple handling and non-contact activities. Skills will be introduced through a collection of set tasks and drills. These will be put into practice using small side games, which require pupils to work together in a 1.v.1, 2.v.2 or 3.v.3 situations.

Literacy

Literacy

Children will be introduced to Read Write Inc phonics and Get Writing. They will be learning a new phoneme/grapheme each week with a focus on blending and segmenting sounds in words. Children will regularly apply the sounds they have learnt to read simple texts. They will be encouraged to develop a love of books through independent daily reading and encouraged to explore and talk about the books they have read. Children will have regular opportunities to write independently using correct letter formation and we will be focussing on starting to write some CVC words. Children will be heard reading on a regular basis and will be able to develop at their own pace.

Understanding of the world

Understanding of the world

Our topics this term will be; ‘Marvellous Me’ and ‘Celebrations’

We will learn about how to care for ourselves and our environment, especially thinking about ‘what makes me special.’ Looking at the things that make them unique, looking closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change. We will be looking at the signs that the season is changing with a trip to Dartington Gardens to explore and discuss our observations.

We will be learning all about Harvest in the UK and farming. The children will be involved in the whole school Harvest festival in the church.

We will also be exploring various aspects of our own culture including Bonfire night, Remembrance and Christmas. We will be learning about how friends and family celebrate and also how people celebrate around the world. We will be using the computers and beebots to improve our skills in technology.

PSHE

PSHE

This term we will be learning about relationships. We will be exploring different ways to communicate feelings and to show empahy towards others. We will identify and respect differences and similarities amongst our peers and will look at other cultural differences and diversity around the world. We will work and play cooperatively and take turns with others thinking about what is fair and unfair? Form positive attachments to adults and friendships with peers. Show sensitivity to their own and to others needs.