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Reception 2019 - Open Morning - 7 January at 10.00am

Nursery: Mrs Copperwheat

Autumn Term


This term our topics are ‘Ourselves’, ‘Autumn’ and ‘Festivals’, which will be covered using objectives from The Early Years Foundation Stage. Some of the things we will be studying in each Area of Learning are as follows:

Personal, Social and

Emotional Development

Seek out others to share experiences

Working together in groups

Responding positively to new activities

Make connections between different life experiences

Show increasing independence in selecting and carrying out activities

Persist for extended periods of time on self-chosen activities

Have an awareness of, and an interest in cultural and religious differences

Communication, Language and Literacy

Listening and joining in with stories, rhymes and songs

Learning new vocabulary associated with parts of the body

Repeat words and phrases from familiar stories

Distinguish between marks they make

Begin to use more complex sentences

Begin to be aware of story structure and characters

Use talk to connect ideas

Hear and say initial sounds in words


Count groups of objects

Sorting and sequencing

Comparing size, weight, length, height

Positional/directional language

Recognising numerals

Sharing objects

Recognising shapes in the environment

Use shapes appropriately in tasks

Understanding the World

Food from around the world – looking at and tasting

Cooking food

Comment and ask questions about where they live and the natural world

Use ICT to perform simple functions

Understand about the seasons of the year

Construct with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources

Exploring features of the outside area.

Physical Development

Developing fine motor control and use of tools: food-linked activities such as chopping, slicing, spreading, kneading etc.

Music and movement related to harvest, flowers, scarecrows

Using a range small and large equipment

Demonstrate increasing control over clothing and fastenings

Observe the effects of activity on the body

Expressive Arts and Design

Using imagination in role-play

Enjoy joining in with dancing and ring games

Begin to build up a repertoire of songs

Explore what happens when they mix colours

Create a range of collages, paintings and drawings

  I hope you find this information useful and if you have any questions about the work being covered by the children during the term please feel free to see us at the end of the day.