Reception Curriculum

Our Reception Curriculum

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

Aims

The EYFS seeks to provide:

quality and consistency in all early years settings, so that every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind

• a secure foundation through planning for the learning and development of each individual child, and assessing and reviewing what they have learned regularly

partnership working between practitioners and with parents and/or carers

equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring that every child is included and supported

Four guiding principles should shape practice in early years settings. These are:

• every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured

• children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships

• children learn and develop well in enabling environments with teaching and support from adults, who respond to their individual interests and needs and help them to build their learning over time. Children benefit from a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers. (See “the characteristics of effective teaching and learning” at paragraph 1.15)

• importance of learning and development. Children develop and learn at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Our Curriculum

6. 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

Autumn 1

Marvellous me

Feelings and Emotions

My life so far (History)

We are all different (Diversity)

2. Superheroes

 

Autumn

Harvest, Materials, Senses

Cooking and nutrition

Poems

Autumn 2

4. The Gruffalo

In the Forest (drawing)

5. Help

Road safety

Internet Safety

6.Celebrate

(Christmas and other festivals)

Cooking and nutrition

Spring 1

1. Winter

States of matter (Ice)

2. Space

Aliens love underpants

NSPPC pants talk

3. Castles, Dragons and Unicorns

Spring 2

4. Spring

Looking after the environment

plants

5. Animal Babies

owl babies

The ugly five

Ugly duckling (lifecycles)

6. Healthy Me

My Body Science

Brushing teeth

Portraits

 

Summer 1

1. God’s Wonderful World

bugs

UW: Growing and planting

RE: Creation

2. Different Homes

Traditional tales

History: how houses have changed.

DT construction

Geography (maps and routes)

Local landscapes – Claude Monet

Dinosaurs

Summer 2

4. Summer

5. God’s Wonderful World – Plants

(part 2)

 (The world, different locations

 

6. Food and Nutrition

Cooking and nutrition

embed senses

Curriculum Documents

Click to download our unit plans below:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

For all of our units of work, we have linked poems that we would like the children to learn. You can find all these by clicking here.

Knowledge Organisers

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Recommended Texts

Careers in Reception

In Reception, we cover a range of careers that we want to explore with the children. When I am older, I might want to be a…

social worker      chef

Vet                Firefighters

Police Officers             Paramedics

Lifeguards           Teachers

 Builders           Librarian

Crossing Guard

Dentist              Explorer

Astronaut             Scientist

TV presenter           Architect

Meteorologist         Botanist!

 

 

Useful Links