Prep Reception Curriculum Brief

Communication & Language

Communication & Language

Continue to listen and engage within Story and Rhyme, to be able to recall details and predict outcomes. Make comments about what they have heard and ask questions to clarify their understanding. During the first half of term we will be exploring some of our favourite stories as part of our topic; ‘Going on a Story Hunt.’ The children will be able to retell stories, understand and describe settings, events and characters. They will participate in small group and one-to-one discussions, offering their own ideas, using recently introduced vocabulary.
Children can express themselves effectively, showing awareness of the listeners’ needs. They can use past, present and future forms accurately
when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.

Mathematics

Mathematics

Children will have a deep understanding of numbers to 10, including the composition of each number. Subitise (recognise quantities without counting) up to 5 and beyond. Compare quantities up to 10 in different contexts, recognising when one quantity is greater than, less than or the same as the other quantity . We will be able to automatically recall (without reference to rhymes, counting or other aids) number bonds up to 5 (including subtraction facts) and some number bonds to 10, including double facts. Explore and represent patterns within numbers up to 10, including evens and odds, double facts and how quantities can be distributed equally. We will continue to verbally count beyond 20, recognising the pattern of the counting system.

French

French

Having made a great start with ‘La Jolie Ronde’ Course last term, we shall continue to extend the children’s vocabulary by introducing questions – ‘Comment t’appelles-tu?’; ‘Où habite-tu?’; ‘Quel âge as-tu?’ Children will learn new vocabulary through the repetition of rhymes, songs and role play scenarios. Topics this term will include food, animals and words connected with home. We will continue to learn new colours and extend counting to 20.

RS

RS

This term we will continue to find out more about Jesus by looking at the many stories he told. Towards the end of term we will be learning about the story of Easter.

Music

Music

For the first part of this term, we will be listening to the music for the Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas. We will explore how music can paint a picture and tell a story; we will discuss how choosing to use particular instruments and sounds can change the atmosphere of a piece. We will use classroom percussion to ‘tell a story’ as a whole group.
Later in the term we will be preparing a class performance of ‘The Fisherman’s Wife’ and think about how to be the best performers and how to engage the audience.

Expressive Arts and Design

Expressive Arts and Design

This term we will continue painting, colouring, gluing and sticking and cutting activities, focusing around our topic, we will also look at Chinese New Year. Towards the end of the term we will create 2D and 3D Easter art.

Drama

Drama

PE/Games

PE/Games

We will continue to develop their fine motor skills, focusing on writing on the line and letter size. Cutting skills will continue to be developed as well as drawing and colouring.  Children will also talk about healthy diets and build on their own ability to dress and manage their own personal hygiene.
PE: Development of catching and throwing skills. Development of movement into space within small sided games.
Games: Development of ball skills (football & netball) with various drills and games. Game situations will be kept small so as to encourage as much participation as possible.
Swimming: Based on guidelines laid down in the ASA ‘National Plan for Teaching Swimming’ pupils will be placed into ability groups. Here activities are designed to develop water confidence and stroke technique.

Literacy

Literacy

We will use vocabulary and forms of speech that are increasingly influenced by their experience of books. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. Children attempt to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.
This term we will be continuing with The Read Write scheme, including Get Writing! This works on composition with picture prompts using storybooks and non-fiction text. Phonic lessons continue, revising sounds that have been previously learnt and continuing with Phase 3. Independent writing and reading will continue throughout the term to suit each ability level.

Understanding of the world

Understanding of the world

Know some similarities and differences between things in the past and present, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.
Children are developing an understanding of seasonal changes, growth and changes over time. We will be travelling ‘Around the world’ in our topic during the second half of term. The children will be exploring different environments including their own and those in other countries. Recognising the similarities we share with those who live around the world.

Personal, Social & Emotional

Personal, Social & Emotional

Within the Personal, Social and Emotional area of our Curriculum we are working on disposition, attitude and the social and emotional wellbeing of the children. They will be able to describe themselves in positive terms and talk about their chosen activities. The children will understand their own feelings and those of others, and begin to regulate their behaviour accordingly: Set and work towards simple goals, being able to wait for what they want. Be confident to try new activities and show independence, resilience and perseverance.

PSHE

PSHE

This terms core theme is ‘Living in the Wider World.’ We will start the term by looking at the idea of belonging to a community. What rules are, caring for others needs, looking after the environment. We will then be moving on to ‘Media, Literacy and Digital Resilience.’ Using the internet and digital devices, communicating safely with others online. Finally we will finish the term by looking at ‘Money and Work.’ We will discuss different strengths and interests and jobs in the community.