Reception Curriculum Map
I Can See a Rainbow
Fairy tale focus: Goldilocks
This topic will see the children investigate colours in their environment and how primary colours can be mixed to create secondary colours. The children will explore the text ‘The Colour Monster’ and learn all about emotions, how to express them and how other people feel. The children will read ‘How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow’ and will participate in a rainbow hunt, make kindness cards for members of the local community and create a map of the story. As part of our Harvest celebrations, the children will investigate the colours, shapes and tastes of a range of fruits and vegetables, this will link to our learning around the text ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.
Fairy tale focus: The Gingerbread Man
This topic focuses on the children developing an understanding of themselves, their families and other people in their school community. The children will engage in learning based around Fireworks; this will include the historical story of Guy Fawkes, fire safety and using a range of art media to create representations of fireworks. They will then learn all about Diwali through the story of Rama and Sita. The children will explore Hindu traditions, such as clothing, foods and dance. Next, the children will engage in learning focused around age and birthdays. They will discuss their own family traditions and their own growth. The children will then begin to prepare for their Christmas show, learning about the Nativity Story through music, dance and art.
Help, Help! Who Can Help?
Fairy tale focus: Three Little Pigs
This topic will engage the children in thinking about people who help their community. We will be focusing our reading on non-fiction texts around the police, hospitals, postal workers and people who help us within our Repton Manor school family. The children will be visited by people from a range of professions and the children will have opportunities to develop their questioning skills. We will venture out into our local community to find opportunities to help others. The children will engage in expressive role play and model making related to the emergency services. They will explore their parents and Grandparents jobs and the roles that they play within the community.
Let’s Get Moving
Fairy tale focus: Little Red Riding Hood
Reception Medium Term Plan - Term 4
This topic will see the children experiment and investigate different forms of transportation. The children will focus their learning on the text ‘The One Hundred Decker Bus’. They will create their own buses using a range of materials, make bus tickets during role-play and travel on a local bus. The children will then learn about trains in the past and present and how they compare. The children will make train journey maps and learn train related songs. Lastly, they will become mesmerised by space and rockets as we read the text ‘Blast Off’ and go on a trip to space in our class rocket. We will find out about real astronauts and design and take part in astronaut training.
Fairy tale focus: Three Billy Goats Gruff
Reception Medium Term Plan - Term 5
This topic focuses on the theme of water in different places. The children will learn about the seaside and how seaside traditions have changed over time. The children will become puppeteers and share their narratives with other children. They will then spend time engaged in the theme of pirates, using a range of themed texts to engage themselves in imaginative play and story writing. The children will learn about maps and experiment with floating and sinking. They will use this learning to create boats of their own which they will enjoy racing. The children will explore oceans and large masses of water using globes and digital maps.
I Spy a Naughty Little Rabbit
Fairy tale focus: Jack and the Beanstalk
We will launch this topic by looking at the work of Beatrice Potter and how the original text compares to the children’s TV programme, Peter Rabbit. They will explore how Beatrice Potter wrote the text and how current authors write using technology. The children will be authors and illustrators, creating their own animal based stories. The children will have opportunities to explore the outside environment, looking at places that different animals live and learning why they may live where they do. The children will categorise animals based on their characteristics. They will have opportunities to watch minibeasts, plants and foods grow and comment on the changes that they see, recording them in a range of ways.