Reception Curriculum Overview
Autumn 1 - Ourselves
Wow Factor: A 'sense'ational fun day (dress for mess)
Fantastic Finish: Autumn walk in the school grounds
- Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School
- So Much!
- Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle
- Funny Bones
- Ben's Baby
We will be finding out about ourselves and our families and get to know each other. We will discuss our senses and how we use them.
Autumn 2 - Traditional Stories
WOW! Factor: Dressing up as fairy tale characters and fun day
Fantastic Finish: Singing Concert
- Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
- The Three Billy Goats Gruff
- The Gingerbread Man
- Hansel & Gretel
- Snow White
In this unit, we will look at different versions of traditional tales and we learn some sign language to help us tell the stories aloud. The children also follow instructions to make a Gingerbread Man and a jam sandwich.
Spring 1 - Seasons
WOW! Factor: Seasons carousel of activities (dress for mess)
Fantastic Finish: Valentines Tea Party
- We're Going on a Bear Hunt
- Penguin Small
- One Snowy Night
- Paint a Sun in the Sky
- Over in the Meadow
In this unit, we start by thinking about the season of Winter. We then start to talk about the signs of Spring and learn about all the seasons through stories, songs and first-hand experiences.
Spring 2 - Growing
WOW! Factor: Farm visit
Fantastic Finish: Local library visit
- The Enormous Turnip
- Oliver's Fruit Salad
- The Little Red Hen
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Oliver's Vegetables
- The Trouble with Tadpoles
The children learn about seeds and plant growth through practical experiences and lovely stories. They learn about the need for a balanced diet.
Summer 1 - Wild About Animals
WOW! Factor: Gruffalo trail in the forest school area
Fantastic Finish: Animal themed dress-up, fun day and concert
- The Gruffalo
- Rumble in the Jungle
- Walking Through The Jungle
- The Tiger who came to Tea
- Giraffes Can’t Dance
- The Animal Boogie.
In this unit, we learn about different animals and their habitats.
Summer 2 - Space
WOW! Factor: Theatre Group or storytellers
Fantastic Finish: Graduation Ceremony
- Wanda's Space Party
- Marmaduke the Very Different Dragon
- George's Dragon at the Fire Station
- Whatever Next!
- You can't Eat a Princess!
- Sleeping Beauty
In this unit, we explore lots of different themes such as space, prince and princesses, dragons and aliens and we learn about different story settings. As always we try to make links to the children's current interests.