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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

Reception: Mrs Tillman and Mrs Round

Summer Term 2019

This term our topics are “Life cycles” and “Books,” which will be covered through the Early Learning Goals. 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


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

Communication, Language and Literacy


Reading and listening to stories and rhymes

Writing captions, labels and letters

Finding information in non-fiction books

Writing simple stories and fact books

Retelling stories in the correct sequence, using storybook language

Role play in the Giants Castle, Caterpillar Café, Gruffalo Forest, Stickman Treehouse, Boat and Lighthouse

Recording facts and observations on animals

Naming, sounding and forming correctly the letters of the alphabet

Developing fluency and independence in reading and writing



Counting and recognising numbers to 20 and beyond

Counting forwards and backwards

Estimating, halving, sharing and doubling numbers up to 20

Number bonds to 10

2D and 3D shapes

Comparing weights, measures and numbers

Counting in twos, fives and tens

Sorting and using coins

Addition and subtraction

O’clock and half past time telling

Understanding of the World


Technology around the home and the local community

Cultures and customs, festivals, beliefs and people in the community

Caring for and using the environment

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

Jobs in our local area

Animals, insects, worms, snails

Life cycles of animals

Building using a range of materials and tools

Physical Development


Using a range small and large equipment

Developing fine motor skills through modelling

Developing confidence in moving under, over and through balancing equipment

Developing ball skills and skipping skills

Learning to play team games and take part in races

Throwing and catching

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

Using instruments to create different sounds

A reminder to read with your child at least 5 times a week, and please sign and date and write a comment if you like in the reading contact book.

We 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.