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Reception Class Curriculum Plans 2016/17

 

Reception Class Autumn Term Planning

RE

The Reception Class use the Come and See Catholic Primary RE Programme.

 

Myself

The children will explore how God knows and loves us, calling each of us by our name. They will think about prayer and learn that it is possible to pray at any time. They will hear some scripture from Isaiah and a Psalm.

 

Welcome

The children will explore how we are welcomed into the Church Family, learn to make the Sign of the Cross and think about simple sequence of the Baptismal Rite.

 

Birthdays

The children will explore what people do during Advent as they prepare for Christmas. They will hear the nativity story and learn to say The Hail Mary.

 

 

We will use ideas from Caritas in Action, Education and Formation in the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church to help the children think about how we can help to create a just society and uphold the dignity of all of God’s family.

 

Prime Areas

Personal Social and Emotional Development

The focus for this term is raising self confidence. We will encourage the children to play cooperatively with their friends and take turns.

SEAL materials will be used covering topics called New Beginnings and Getting on and Falling out.

 

 

Communication and Language

The focus is on vocabulary building and responding to instructions. The children will be introduced to story time and carpet time rules. The Vocabulary Box and Narrative Therapy sessions will introduce new vocabulary and encourage listening and attention skills.

 

 

Physical Development

The children will practise holding a pencil correctly. We will practise various ways of moving to music in Dance lessons and show the children how to handle tools, objects and malleable materials safely. As part of our Ourselves topic the children will learn about healthy and unhealthy food, exercise and how to look after their teeth.

 

 

Specific Areas

 

 

Literacy

The children will be introduced to a variety of stories, rhymes and songs. We will complete work around the topic of Nursery Rhymes including drama and music work.

Read Write Inc. We will work on Speed Sound Set 1 The children will be ability grouped to complete Word Time activities.

 

 

Mathematics

The children will practise reciting numbers to 20 and beyond and have lots of opportunities to recognise and order numerals. They will be introduced to mathematical vocabulary like more and fewer and complete work around 2D shapes. We will introduce some positional vocabulary and sequence familiar events and stories. The children will talk about day and night morning, afternoon and evening and learn the days of the week.

We will introduce them to different coins and talk about money through our role play Christmas Card shop.

 

 

Understanding the World

The children will learn about the similarities and differences between themselves and talk about what makes them special. Our Pets topic in the second half of the Term will help the children to understand the responsibilities of looking after a pet and give them a chance to share their experiences of animals with their friends.

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design

This term the children will begin to build a repertoire of songs and rhymes, dances and explore the sounds which we can make with our voices. We will also experiment with paints and collage materials to produce beautiful displays to decorate our classroom.

 

 

Topic Overview Reception Class 2016/17

 

Autumn Term

Ourselves

Pets

Autumn

Celebrations

Christmas

 

Spring Term

Traditional Stories

Winter

Spring and Easter

Favourite Stories

Dinosaurs

 

Summer Term

The Zoo

Summer

Holidays

 

Assessment

Baseline Assessments will include ROSCOE Language, Derbyshire Language, British Vocabulary Picture Scale and BASE

 

Reception Class Spring Term Planning

 

RE

 

Celebrating

 

The children will learn how the Parish Community gathers to celebrate occasions such as wedding and baptism. We will explore inside our Parish church and hear about ministries undertaken by the Parish community. The children will hear the story of The Presentation.

 

Gathering

The children will learn about the parts of the Mass and the story of how Jesus gathered children to speak to them.

 

Growing

The children will learn about Ash Wednesday and Lent. They will hear stories of Jesus who we follow in goodness, love, care and helpfulness. They will explore how Jesus died on Good Friday and celebrate new life as he rises from the dead at Easter. 

 

We will use ideas from Caritas in Action, Education and Formation in the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church to help the children think about how we can help to create a just society and uphold the dignity of all of God’s family.

 

Prime Areas

 

Personal Social and Emotional Development

The focus for this term is feelings and forming positive relationships with adults and other children. We will encourage the children to negotiate and solve problems without aggression.

SEAL materials will be used covering topics called Changes and Going for Goals.

 

Communication and Language

The focus is on listening and responding to stories. The children will practise retelling familiar stories and be

encouraged to introduce a story or narrative in play situations. Vocabulary Box and Narrative Therapy sessions will introduce new vocabulary and encourage listening and attention skills.

 

Physical Development

The children will practise holding a pencil correctly to form recognisable letters. We will practise various ways of moving to music in Dance lessons and show the children how to use, transport and store tools and materials safely. The programme Write Dance will be used to develop fine and gross motor skills.

 

Specific Areas

 

Literacy

The Foundation Stage topic this term is Traditional Stories. We will complete work around the stories Red Riding Hood, The Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Ugly Duckling.

Read Write Inc. We will continue to work on Speed Sound Set 1 moving on to Set 2. The children will be ability grouped to complete Word Time, Dittie and reading book activities.

 

Mathematics

The children will be introduced to the vocabulary involved in addition and subtraction. They will order objects by height and weight and complete work around 2D and 3D shapes. We will also cover pattern and some positional vocabulary. The children will learn about the different seasons and to recognise 1p, 2p 5p, and 10p coins.

 

Understanding the World

The children will learn about the similarities and differences between themselves and others including families and traditions. We will have a geographical focus

exploring different environments for example town, country, seaside and Desert Island. The children will use IT to support their learning.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

This term the children will continue to build a repertoire of songs and rhymes, dances and explore the sounds which different instruments make. We will also experiment with colour mixing and different types of paint effects.

 

Reception Class Summer Term Planning

 

RE

 

Good News

The children will learn the word Alleluia as a word to praise God.

They will hear then story of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and share the good news that Jesus is alive

 

Friends

The children will explore Jesus' relationship with his disciples and think about saying sorry, being forgiven and forgiving others. They will learn to pray the Our Father.

 

Our World

The children will hear how God created our world and that we should all share in its riches and take care of it together. They will explore the implications of being part of God's global family. They will praise God by praying a psalm.

 

 

 

We will use ideas from Caritas in Action, Education and Formation in the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church to help the children think about how we can help to create a just society and uphold the dignity of all of God’s family.

 

Other religions Judaism and Islam will be taught for one week each during the year.

 

 

Prime Areas

 

Personal Social and Emotional Development

The focus for this term is Saying NO to bullying and learning about Road Safety. We will encourage the children to talk about their feelings and think about how their actions impact on others.

SEAL materials will be used covering topics called Good to be Me and Relationships.

 

Communication and Language

The focus is on Speaking and Listening. The children will be encouraged to express their thoughts and ideas about stories and new situations. Vocabulary Box and Narrative Therapy will continue to be used to introduce new vocabulary and encourage attention and listening skills.

 

Physical Development

The children will continue to practise holding a pencil correctly to form recognisable letters and using tools such as scissors, paint brushes and glue spreaders. In Dance lessons we will practise hopping, skipping, fairy runs and marching moving in time to a simple rhythm.

 

Specific Areas

 

Literacy

We will complete work around the stories Joseph and his dreamcoat, The Gruffalo, The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch, The Rainbow Fish and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Read Write Inc. We will continue to work on Speed Sound Set 2 moving on to Set 3 and the children will work in groups to Dittie activities moving on to colour coded books when they are ready.

 

Mathematics

The children will continue to work on addition and subtraction. We will practise solving problems including doubling, halving and sharing. We will use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money and explore the characteristics of everyday objects and shapes using mathematical vocabulary to describe them.

 

Understanding the World

This Term our Topics are the Zoo and Holidays. The children will enjoy our annual trip to Blackpool Zoo and learn about different holiday destinations through the adventures of Barnaby Bear and our role play Travel Agent.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

This term the children will continue to build a repertoire of songs and rhymes, dances and explore the sounds which different instruments make. We will also experiment with colour mixing, collage and different types of paint effects as part of work on pattern.

 

Assessment

In the final weeks of the Summer Term the children will be assessed against the EYFS Profile goals, the results of which will form the basis of their End of Year Report.

Other assessments will include Derbyshire Language, British Vocabulary Picture Scale and BASE.

Phonics And Reading Scheme

At Saint Anne's we use the Read Write Inc. scheme for phonics.

 

Click on this link for more information:

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/

 

Our reading scheme is a banded scheme made up of books from both Oxford Reading Tree and Big Cat Phonics.  There are some books from other schemes but all have been banded using the Oxford Reading Tree colours.

 

If you require any further information on our reading scheme, or how best to support your child with home reading, don't hesitate to contact your child's class teacher via the school office. 

 


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