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.


The children will be developing their understanding skills by sequencing and exploring events in the story “The Stickman.” We will be encouraging the children to use their phonic knowledge to begin writing in their play. We shall continue our daily phonics activities and use these to develop their confidence in sounding out phonically regular words.




The children will be consolidating their knowledge of numbers to 20 and we will introduce the concept of estimating.  The children will also be challenged to use their critical and creative thinking skills to complete measuring and weighing activities.

Understanding of the World


We will be exploring different materials, cold locations and how the cold can change the appearance of water.  We shall be making biscuits and looking at where our food comes from.  The children will be learning about explorers in the past and looking at the differences between exploring in the past and today.

The children will continue to develop their mouse skills by creating winter pictures and activities to support skills in other areas of the curriculum.

We will also be exploring how Christmas is celebrated in our homes and around the world. The children with be sharing their thoughts about their special people.

Expressive arts and designs.

The children will be able to engage in the different role play areas.  They will be encouraged to use their imagination to undertake expeditions and make discoveries.

We will be singing winter/Christmas themed songs and exploring a range of media to create decorations and cards.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development,


We will be developing opportunities for the children to play group games and develop their turn taking and listening skills. We will be encouraging the children to explain their ideas for self initiated projects. We will be supporting and developing thinking processes and encouraging the children to make changes confidently if things don’t go to plan.

Physical Development



By using different malleable materials, the children will continue to strengthen the muscles in their fingers. This will increase your child’s control over their early letter formation. We shall also be exploring healthy eating and encouraging the children to understand the importance of eating a balanced diet.