Reception Class | Little Heaton Primary School | Middleton School

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Reception Curriculum

Welcome to Little Heaton CE Primary School. My name is Mrs. Webster and I am the Reception class teacher.  Working alongside me in the classroom is Mrs. Turpin and Mrs. Duckworth.

Together we are going to have a great time in reception. We will sing songs and read stories, make projects and learn so many wonderful new things. You will also make lots of new friends who will be waiting to play and learn with you.

This half term our topic is ‘All about me’. Within this topic we will cover the following areas as part of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum:


Physical Development

We will be:

Moving and handling

- Playing rings games

- Using and handling tools safely

- Moving with control and coordination over, under and through various small apparatus

- Balancing on different parts of my body

- Moving safely in a space


Health and Self-Care

- Learning about to be healthy

- Describing the changes of my body after being active

- Cooking healthy food / snacks




Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be:

- Creating class rules together

- Participating in turn taking games

- Trying new activities and independently selecting resources

- Dressing and undressing independently for PE

- Learning the routines of the day

- Learning about feelings and about how our behaviour can influence other people feelings

- Learning and talking about my family and other people who are important



Communication & Language

We will be:

-       Take part in circle time

-       Learning to talk about myself using describing words such as tall, short…..

-       Imagine and recreate roles in real life family situations and fictional stories

-       Asking questions to get to know my friends in my new class.

-       Talking about my family

-       Listening to stories and rhymes



We will be:



-       Recognise my name

-       Retell stories

-       Talk about characters in story books

-       Learning different sounds that letters make (phonics)

-       Look at books independently



-       Write my name

-       Write familiar words such as mum and dad

-       Write about my family

-       Write for a purpose, e.g. making lists, labelling pictures

-       Labelling body parts




We will be learning about:

-       Count, recognise and order numbers to at least 10

-       Match numbers to quantities of groups t at least 10

-       Say the number one more / less than a given number up to 10

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