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Reception Curriculum - 2nd Half Spring Term

Our Themes For This Term Are:

Spring 1st Half: Seasons and Time/Weather and Poetry

Spring 2nd Half: Animals/Habitats

 Communication & Language

  • Handa's Surprise
  • Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
  • The Little Red Hen
  • Elma the Elephant
  • Spot goes to the Zoo
  • Easter story

Introducing characters - talking about setting.

Describing animals

Learning new words

Literacy

  • Sequencing stories
  • Writing postcards/letters from Goldilocks and Handa
  • Adjectives - describing animals
           
           
           
           

Mathematics

  • Size - small, medium, large
  • Counting fruits/animals in Handa's surprise
  • Sorting animals
  • Simple addition
  • Simple subtraction
  • 3D shapes
  • Patterns
  • Oval - eggs

 

I.C.T. - Cross Curricular

see Autumn Term

Understanding the World

  • Investigating fur and other animal skin
  • Naming animals
  • Sorting and classifying animals eg  farm, wild
  • Finding out about Africa - facts from the Web
  • ICT:  sound buttons - children to make animal noises
  • ICT: Debbie and Friends online songs and story - Goldilocks.
  • Visit to Whipsnade Zoo

  Food Technology:

  • Making porridge
  • Making bread
  • Easter biscuits

Expressive Arts & Design

  • Painting different size things - small,  medium and large
  • Painting characters from stories
  • Using porridge for texture
  • Role Play as Goldilocks
  • Investigating animal patterns
  • Drawing animals
  • Mixing Colours
  • Role Pay as Handa
  • Make a display

 

Physical Development

  • Static balance - seated
  • Stopping/starting
  • Team games
  • Moving like animals
  • Showing each other their movements

 

Physical, Social & Emotional Development

 

 

  • Kindness
  • Friendship
  • Handa's Surprise - Do you like surprises?
  • Stranger Danger - Goldilocks.  Was she right to go into the house and eat the porridge?

 Golden Rules:

  • I am kind