Information for Parents for Reception




Information for Parents for Reception


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


World Kitchen  



Children will learn about;

Literacy, Communication and Language.



We will be using “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs” as our visual literacy stimulus this half term and be reading lots of food based stories. We shall be exploring recipes and following instructions. We will be collecting information by pretending to be reporters and writing simple sentences about what we see. We shall be continuing with our phonics and blending sounds to read words.




The children will be developing their problem solving skills by sorting different foods and sharing equally between small groups. We will continue to work on consolidating our numbers to 20 and beyond. We will be exploring the concepts of taking away by eating segments of fruit!

Understanding of the World


The children will investigate growing. They will be reporting on the different plants they can see growing in the outside area and around school. We will be planting our own plants and investigating what they need to grow. We will be looking at the important role played by farmers in providing our food. I know this will be a popular theme for some of our budding farmers!

Expressive arts and designs.

We will be using our creative skills to make flowers using a variety of materials. We will be using the play dough to enhance our role play by creating play dough pizzas. The children will also have opportunity to continue to explore the instruments, by creating growing music and some growing dances.

The farm small world activities will promote role play and support story creation in play.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development,


The children will be looking at rules and the consequences of actions, using stories and role play activities as a stimulus. They will also be learning about Easter and Pesach celebrations. We will be looking at the similarities and differences between different celebrations. We will continue to work on sharing, taking turns and resolving differences.

Physical Development



In gym the children will continue to develop their travelling skills; moving confidently over, under and around apparatus. We are working on balancing, this will be supported through play on the gross motor equipment in the outside area.

We will continue to work on letter formation through handwriting activities but also by developing hand strength through play dough, threading and peg activities.