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Reception 2020 - open mornings Wednesday 6th November 2019 and Friday 10th January 2020 - 10.00am - Reception 2020 - open mornings Wednesday 6th November 2019 and Friday 10th January 2020 - 10.00am  - Reception 2020

Nursery: Mrs Copperwheat

Summer Term

This term our topics are “At Home and Far Away” and “Creatures Great and Small,” which will be covered through the Early Years Foundation Stage. We believe strongly in the partnership between home and school and are therefore confident of your support in helping your child to learn. The things we will be discussing in each Area of Learning are as follows:

Personal, Social and

Emotional Development

Learning to treat other cultures and beliefs with respect

Learning to play co-operatively and take turns

Working together in groups

Responding positively to new activities

Learning to consider the consequences of their words and actions

Understanding the need for agreed codes of behaviour

Maintaining attention

Communication, Language

and Literacy

Reading and listening to stories and rhymes

Finding information in non-fiction books

Retelling stories in the correct sequence, using storybook language

Using language in their role play

Recording facts and observations on animals

Naming, sounding and forming correctly some of the letters of the alphabet

Rhyming and alliteration.

Mathematical Development


Counting and recognising numbers to 10

Counting items

2D and 3D shapes

Comparing weights, measures and numbers

Find items from positional or directional clues.


Use own methods to work through a problem.

Understanding The World

Technology around the home

Cultures and customs, festivals and beliefs

Caring for the environment

Finding out about living and growing things, animals and their homes

Pets and how to care for them

Animal babies, insects, worms, snails

Life cycles of animals

Building using a range of materials and tools

Physical Development

Using a range of small and large equipment

Developing fine motor skills through modelling

Developing confidence in moving under, over and through balancing equipment

Developing ball skills

Imitating animals in their movement

Using a range of tools to mark make

Writing letters of the alphabet

Expressive, Arts and Design.

Drawing and painting

Modelling with junk, construction kits and clay

Composing, singing and playing music

Role play, Creating shapes and patterns from nature

Use a range of materials to make collage

Adding narrative to their role play with others.