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Reception
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Autumn Term 2
Our curriculum
Our Reception curriculum is divided into
6 Areas of Learning:
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Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication, Language and Literacy
Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Physical Development
Creative Development
Entitlement
Foundation Stage children are entitled to:
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50% teacher-led and 50% child-initiated activities
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50% indoor and 50% outdoor learning
Topics
Term 1
 Looking after Ourselves
Term 2
 In the Woods
Seasonal changes, woodland creatures
and their habitats
 Christmas
Christmas performance:
Thursday 8th (pm) and Friday 9th (am) December
Creative Activities
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Exploring the nature area
Leaf rubbings and printing
Acting out stories
(We’re going on a bear hunt, Owl babies, The Gruffalo)
Fingerprint owls
Salt dough hedgehogs
Making a habitat for a toy animal
Christmas cards
Christmas decorations
Christmas nativity
Christmas entertainer
Daily activities
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Registration
Assembly
Day, date, weather
Morning milk and fruit time
Phonics
Playtime
Lunchtime
Singing
Story
Home time
Help your child to read
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Read stories to them – dad as well as mum.
Let children see you reading.
Read notices in the environment.
Your child will bring home 2 books each week,
one which we choose and one of their choice.
Books are changed on Fridays, so please ensure
they are in your child’s reading bag on that day.
Make reading a pleasure!
Reading with your child
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Find a quiet place to sit and enjoy the book together.
Let your child hold the book.
Talk about the cover. What does he/she think the book is about?
Who is the author and who is the illustrator? What do they mean?
Encourage your child to turn the pages independently, from the front to
the back.
Talk about the pictures on each page. What can they see? What do
they think is happening?
Help your child identify the text. Encourage them to point to each word
from left to right as you or your child decodes the text.
Look out for any repetitive text in the book.
Encourage your child to ‘sound out’ words using their phonic knowledge
(c-a-t, d-o-g).
Help them recognise ‘tricky words’ which you know they have learnt.
Can your child predict what will happen next in the story?
At the end of the story, can they tell you what it was about?
Writing
During writing activities, we focus on:
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ensuring an efficient pencil grip
ensuring correct letter formation
modelling writing
‘talk for writing’
sounding words out (segmenting)
reading the words / sentence back
Numeracy
We are focusing this term on:
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Counting in ones to 10
Being able to count on from a given number within 10
Counting backwards from 10
Understanding the concepts of more and less
Understanding the concepts of adding and subtracting
Matching and sorting activities
Recognising simple 2-D shapes and talk about their properties
Being able to talk about, recognise and recreate patterns
Recognising and ordering numerals to 10
Writing numerals to 10
Using mathematical ideas to solve problems
Homework
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Sounds books – practise four or five times a week.
Reading school books and other books from home.
Encourage writing activities – eg. shopping lists,
names in cards etc.
Check out our Foundation Stage page on our school
website for some ideas of other sites with activities
to support your child’s learning.
Visit www.st-john.lincs.sch.uk.
Housekeeping
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Name clothes, water bottles, lunch boxes and fruit
containers.
Encourage your child to be independent and to take
responsibility for their belongings.
Encourage your child to dress and undress
themselves. Encourage your child to put sleeves
the right way round when they take off their coats
and jumpers.
Please make sure your child’s pink sounds book is
kept in their reading bag.
Please check book bags each day for letters etc.
Please inform us of any changes to personal details.
And finally …
Reception staff are available
before and after school each day.
Mrs Sally Hare – class teacher
Miss Amy Gardner – class teacher
Mrs Sharon Louth – teaching assistant
Mrs Clare Rangeley – teaching assistant
Please feel free to come and see us
if you have any questions or concerns.
THANK YOU!

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