Information for Parents for Reception


Term: Autumn(1), Autumn(2), Spring(1), Spring(2), Summer(1), Summer(2)





Children will learn about;

Literacy, Communication and Language.



Tangled and The Hunch Back of Notre Dame will be the focus for our visual literacy stimulus this half term. The children will be writing sentences to match the scenes from the films. We shall be introducing new words linked to the topic to encourage the children to develop their language and communication skills. We will also be reading “The Three Little Pigs “ and we will retell the story through role play.




The children will be consolidating their knowledge of number to solve simple problems involving doubling, halving and sharing. We shall continue to explore estimating and capacity. The children will continue to learn how to form their numbers correctly.

Understanding of the World


We shall be learning about materials and how they are used. The children will be learning about the Humber Bridge and how it was built. We will be building our own bridges and investigating how strong we can make them. We will be comparing modern bridges with old bridges.

Expressive arts and designs.

The children will be exploring different ways of making bridges using a variety of materials, including the construction boxes. We shall be singing songs such as “London Bridge is Falling Down.” Identifying the rhythm in the song and exploring the rhythm of different words.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development,


The children will be thinking about good behaviour linked to “The Hunch Back of Notre Dame.” We shall be thinking about the rules they follow at school and at home. We will be exploring consequences to our actions. The staff will continue to develop opportunities for the children to develop their self confidence to select resources independently and to take into account ideas of others in their play.

Physical Development



We will be developing our aiming and throwing skills. We shall be using our spacial awareness to negotiate obstacles so we can dodge the Mega Structures. There will be opportunities to talk about why we need to exercise and eat a balanced diet to stay healthy. The children will continue to work on forming their letters correctly, particularly c,a,o,d,q and g.