Reception Curriculum Overview 2018 - 2019

 

Term

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

All About Me

Festivals

People Who help Us

Growing

Minibeasts

Traditional Tales

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 

Settling in

 

Making friends

 

Confident to speak to others and communicate freely about home and community (30-50 mths)

 

Attends to and takes account of what others say (40-60 mths)

 

Can play in a group. (30-50mths)

 

Develop an awareness of boundaries set and of expectations in the classroom and school (40-60mths)

 

Explains own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others (40-60mths)

 

Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities (40-60mths)

 

Shows confidence in asking adults for help (30-50mths)

 

 

Confident to speak about own needs, wants, interests and opinions (40-60mths)

 

 

Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own behaviour, and its consequences. (ELG)

 

Initiates conversations, attends to and takes accounts of what others say (40-60 mths)

 

Take steps to resolve conflicts with others (40-60 mths)

 

Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own behaviour (ELG)

 

Negotiate and solve problems without aggression (40-60 mths)

 

Understand own actions affect other people (40-60mths)

 

Confident to try new activities and say why they like some activities more than others (ELG)

 

 

 

 

To understand the importance of sharing and taking turns. (ELG)

 

Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own behaviour, and its consequences. (ELG)

 

Take account of one another’s ideas (ELG)

 

Adjust behaviour to new situations (ELG)

 

 

 

Play co-operatively, taking turns with others. (ELG)

 

They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children. (ELG)

 

They work as part of a group or class and understand and follow the rules (ELG)

 

Transition to Year One.

 

 

Communication and Language

 

Listens and responds to ideas (40-60mths)

 

Responds to simple instructions (30-50 mths)

 

Uses language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences (40-60mths)

 

Extends vocabulary especially by grouping and naming, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words (40-60mths)

 

Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events (40-60 mths)

 

Maintains attention, concentrates and sits quietly during appropriate activity (40-60mths)

 

Responds to instructions involving two part sequence (40-60 mths)

 

 

They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events (ELG)

 

Follows a story without props of pictures (40-60mths)

Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play (40-60mths)

 

They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions (ELG)

 

Understands humour, e.g. nonsense rhymes, jokes (40-60mths)

 

They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions (ELG)

 

Express themselves effectively showing awareness of the listener (ELG)

 

Links statements and sticks to a main theme or intention (40-60mths)

Follow instructions involving several ideas or actions (ELG)

 

Use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future (ELG)

 

Develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events (ELG)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

All About Me

Festivals

People Who help Us

Growing

Minibeasts

Traditional Tales

Physical Development

Negotiates space successfully (40-60mths)

 

Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control (40-60 mths)

 

Eats a healthy range of food and understands need for variety in food (40-60 mths)

Experiments with different ways of moving (40-60 mths)

 

Holds pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and uses it with good control. (30-50 mths)

 

Can copy some letters, e.g. letters from their name (30-50 mths)

 

Shows a preference for a dominant hand (40-60 mths)

 

Beginning to use anti-clockwise movement and retrace vertical lines (40-60 mths)

 

Negotiates space successfully adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles (40-60 mths)

 

Shows increasing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking it (40-60 mths)

 

 

Begins to form recognisable letters (40-60 mths)

 

Practises some appropriate safety measures without direct supervision (40-60 mths)

 

Jumps off an object and lands appropriately (40-60 mths)

Shows some understanding that good practices with regard to exercise, eating, sleeping and hygiene can contribute to good health (40-60 mths)

 

Uses simple tools to effect changes to materials (40-60 mths)

 

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements (ELG)

 

Travels with confidence and skill around, under, over and through balancing and climbing equipment (40-60 mths)

 

Uses simple tools to effect changes to materials (40-60 mths)

 

 

Understand the importance of a healthy diet, and ways to keep themselves healthy (ELG)

 

Uses a pencil and holds it effectively to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed (40-60 mths)

 

Shows understanding of the need for safety when tackling new challenges (40-60 mths)

 

They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space (ELG)

 

They handle equipment and tools effectively,

including pencils for writing (ELG)

 

Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe (ELG)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy

Handles books carefully (30-50mths)

 

Looks at books independently (30-50 mths)

 

Hears the initial sound in words (40-60mths)

 

Holds books the correct way, and turns pages. (30-50 mths)

 

Gives meaning to marks they make as they draw, write and paint. (40-60mths)

 

Continue a rhyming string (40-60 mths)

 

Use vocabulary and forms of speech influenced by books (40-60mths)

Knows that information can be retrieved from books (30-50mths)

 

Enjoys an increasing range of books (40-60mths)

 

Links sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet (40-60mths)

 

Can segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together (40-60mths)

 

Writes own name (40-60 mths)

 

Begins to break the flow of speech into words (40-60mths)

Begins to read words and simple sentences (40-60mths)

 

Uses some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning (40-60mths)

 

Knows that information can be retrieved from books and computers (40-60mths)

 

Hears and says the initial sounds in words (40-60mths)

 

Writes own name and other things like labels and captions (40-60mths)

 

Beginning to notice similarities and differences between different genres and texts

 

Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts (40-60mths)

 

Read and understand simple sentences (ELG).

 

Use phonic knowledge and regular words and read them accurately. (ELG)

 

They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read (ELG)

 

Beginning to use their imagination to write creatively.

 

Use clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence (ELG)

 

Read and write common irregular words (ELG)

 

Use phonic knowledge to write words in ways that match their spoken sounds. (ELG)

 

They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others (ELG)

 

 

 

They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately (ELG)

 

Segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together and knows which letters represent them. (ELG)

 

Use their imagination to write creatively.

 

Uses some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence (ELG)

 

Term

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

All About Me

Festivals

People Who help Us

Growing

Minibeasts

Traditional Tales

Maths

Instantly recognise one, two or three objects (subitising)

 

Count items that can be touched but not moved (40-60mths)

 

Recognise, say and identify numerals 0-10 (40-60mths)

 

Begin to use the vocabulary associated with comparing quantities, i.e. sharing  and halving (ELG)

 

Begin to use mathematical language to describe 2D shapes (40-60mths)

 

Recognise and continue a repeating pattern (40-60mths)

 

Find the total number of items in 2 groups by counting them and recording (40-60mths)

 

Develop awareness of position of numbers on number line

 

Estimate how many objects they can see and check by counting (40-60mths)

 

Use language such as longer than /shorter than to compare lengths (40-60mthsd/ELG)

 

Use everyday language related to money and time (40-60mths)

 

 

Say the number which is one more/one less than a given number (40-60mths)

 

Record using marks they can interpret and explain (40-60mths)

 

Recognises 2D/3D shapes and begins to use mathematical language to describe them (40-60mths)

 

Use appropriate language to describe the position of objects (30-50mths/40-60mths)

 

Sequence familiar events (40-60mths)

 

Use everyday language to talk about and compare weight and capacity (40-60mths/ELG)

 

Instantly recognise, without counting, familiar patterns of up to six objects (subitising)

 

Recognise a cyclic pattern, i.e. observe the cycle of growing

 

Recognise and make whole turns

 

Count aloud in ones and 10s

 

Count reliably with numbers from 0-20 and places in order. (ELG)

 

Use developing mathematical ideas and methods to solve problems (40-60mths/ELG)

 

Recognise and describe 3D shapes in the environment (40-60mths/ELG)

 

Measure short periods of time using o’clock

 

Use vocabulary of halving and sharing (ELG)

 

Describe an order, i.e. before, after, follow, next

Count reliably with numbers to 20 and beyond (ELG)

 

Add single-digit numbers (ELG)

 

Subtract single-digit numbers (ELG)

 

Use non-standard units to estimate, measure and compare distance (ELG)

 

Use the language of ordinal numbers to describe a pattern or instruction, i.e. first …second 

 

Use non-standard units to measure speed

 

Use vocabulary related to symmetry to describe patterns, pictures and shapes

 

Use non-standard units to measure distance (ELG)

 

Discuss shapes used in the work of an artist i.e. Kandinsky, and create own piece of artwork.

Recognise numbers between given numbers (beyond 20) (Exc)

 

Count aloud in ones, twos, fives or tens (Exc)

 

Add and subtract single-digit numbers, sometimes using a number line (ELG/Exc)

 

Solve problems which involve addition and subtraction and counting in twos (ELG/Exc)

 

Solve problems using doubling and halving (ELG)

 

Identify the number pattern of counting in odd and even numbers (Exc)

 

Use non-standard units to measure weight (ELG/Exc)

 

Recognise coins, solve simple addition and subtraction problems using money (ELG/Exc)

 

 

Understanding the World

Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience (30-50 mths)

 

Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends (30-50mths)

 

 

Knows some things make them unique (40-60mths)

 

Shows interest in the lives of people familiar to them (40-60mths)

 

 

 

Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines (40-60mths)

 

Looks at similarities and differences

(40-60mths)

 

Completes a simple program on a computer (40-60mths) Ongoing throughout the year.

 

Uses ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer software (40-60mths) Ongoing throughout the year.

 

Shows interest in different occupations and ways of life (30-50mths)

 

Know about similarities and differences between themselves and others (ELG)

 

Children recognise that a range of technology is used in homes and schools (ELG)

They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes (ELG)

 

Looks closely at similarities, patterns and change (40-60mths)

 

They select and use technology for a purpose (ELG)

 

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to living things (ELG)

 

 

They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another (ELG)

 

They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things and are sensitive to this (ELG)

 

 

Children know about similarities and differences in objects and materials (ELG)

 

 

 

Term

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

All About Me

Festivals

People Who help Us

Growing

Minibeasts

Traditional Tales