Information for Parents for Reception


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


Danger Danger  



Children will learn about;

Literacy, Communication and Language.



We will be exploring the theme of Danger Danger by using “Planes “ as a visual literacy stimulus. We shall be composing our own sentences about the characters and using our phonics to help us sound out the words. We shall be talking about what we liked about the film. We shall also be reading different stories containing a variety of fictional dangerous scenarios. We will continue to develop our reading skills by sounding out simple words.




The children will be consolidating their knowledge of shape and measures. We will be using the terms 2D and 3D shapes, we shall be sorting and naming shapes. We shall be measuring and comparing lengths. We shall also be undertaking some problem solving challenges.

Understanding of the World


We will be exploring how toys move. The children will be using ramps and investigating how far we can get vehicles to travel.

The children will be listening to Bible stories such as Daniel in the lion’s den.

We will be investigating the ways technology helps to keep us safe.

Expressive arts and designs.

The children will be listening to and singing nursery rhymes, moving appropriately to music and attempting to compose their own emergency vehicle sirens.

We will be using junk boxes to make emergency vehicles.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development,


We will be developing opportunities for the children to solve differences within play independently, this will include sharing and promoting the use of timers for the most popular play equipment. We will be looking at the qualities shown by our emergency services and exploring our strengths and what we would like to get better at.

Physical Development



The children will continue to develop their fine motor skills to form letters, focussing on anti clockwise movements for a,o,c,d,g.

We will be using our climbing, balancing and throwing skills to complete rescue challenges as well as looking at the healthy diets eaten by the people who help us.