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Reception Curriculum - 1st Half Spring Term

Our Themes For This Term Are:

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

Spring 2nd Half: Animals/Habitats

Communications & Language

  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt
  • One Snowy Day
  • Mr. Wolf's Week
  • The Hungry Caterpillar (days focus)
  • Jasper's Beanstalk

Vocabulary from the stories

Sequencing story

What comes next

Playing with sounds from the stories - 'swishy, swashy' etc. 

Charity work


  • Predicting story ending
  • Writing lists of winter clothes
  • Segmenting and blending for reading and writing
  • Write about Seasons
  • My weekly diary



  • Days of the Week
  • Repeat pattern on scarves
  • Money - Morrisons trip
  • Simple Addition
  • Simple Subtraction
  • 3D shapes
  • Planets/Sun/Moon
  • Seasons
  • Sequencing days



I.C.T. - Cross Curricular

see Autumn Term.

Understanding the World

  • Names of the seasons
  • Shop Visit - Morrisons
  • Clothing for all weathers
  • Local walk
  • Planting bulbs/seeds - linked to seasons

Food Technology:

  • Seasonal vegetables
  • Soup

Expressive Arts & Design

  • Design a scarf with patterns
  • Water splat pattern (raindrops)
  • Make a display


Physical Development

  • Dynamic balance to agility
  • Skipping skills
  • Hoop skills
  • Walking in mud, through grass, through a snowstorm, wading in river etc.

Physical, Social & Emotional Development

  • How the weather makes you feel
  • Songs about weather
  • Thinking about the wider world - Global Dimension
  • Shelter
  • Food

 Golden Rules:

  • I am gentle