Information for Parents for Reception


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


Dungeons and Dragons



Children will learn about;

Literacy, Communication and Language.


The children will be reading and retelling the story of Cinderella. We shall be making invitations and writing sentences about the characters. The children will be developing their story language skills, then using this to help them write their own stories about castles.




We will be learning to add bigger numbers practically,  whilst developing our target skills. We shall also be working on our problem solving skills by sharing objects equally. The children will be using their measuring skills in their medieval cooking activities.

Understanding of the World


The children will explore  how Kings and Queens would have lived and how medieval life was different to today. We shall be looking at the features of a castle and how it is different to their houses. The children will be making medieval gingerbread and looking at the changes that occur in cooking.

We shall  be using the computers to make a castle picture.

Expressive arts and designs.

The children will be making bows and arrows, tiaras and crowns. They will be  exploring medieval music and dancing.  We shall also be watching out for the dragon!

Personal, Social and Emotional Development,


We will be looking at what makes us a good citizen and how we can help our community. The children will be attending knight school and learning about the different behaviours expected from them. We shall also be learning about bullying, being kind and sharing. The children will be beginning more formalised activities readying for moving up into Year 1.  

Physical  Development



The children will continue to work on forming their letters and making them face the correct way around, in particularly making p,y and g sit on the line. Our PE focus will be on games; including throwing and catching, running, invasion games and getting ready for sports day. It will be lots of fun.