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Reception Curriculum Overview Autumn Term

How to say the Read Write Inc sounds  🐸

Welcome to Reception!

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Meet the team

Welcome to Reception! Our teaching team consists of:

😊 Mrs Jones (RDJ) Reception Team Leader and Mrs Challis

πŸ˜€ Mr Cranidge (RCC), Mrs Adams and Miss Adamson

😁 Miss Walton (RAW), Miss Bridges and Mrs Rytting

Important information 

Home School books πŸ“š 

Please bring your yellow home/school contact book to school every day. This book is to inform the class teacher of any change to collection/drop off routines. It is also used to pass messages or information to your teacher and also to enable the teacher to communicate messages back to parents.


Reading books πŸ“– 

Your child will be given a reading book and a green Reading Record. Please return these to school each day. The reading books will be changed on a Tuesday and a Friday. We encourage as much home reading as possible. We recommend the children read a minimum of 3 times a week at home to continue to develop their skills. Please make a note of your child’s reading in their Reading Record.


PE πŸƒ‍♀️ πŸƒ‍♂️ 

Due to weather changes and/or restrictions in available space in school please send your child with their PE kit every Monday to be kept at school all week. We will send PE kits home on a Friday for washing.

Please encourage your child to be independent when dressing at home.


πŸ’§ Water bottle 

Please send your child to school with a bottle of water each day. This is for their use only throughout the day to keep hydrated.

Our new Reception classes πŸ˜€
⭐️ Our stars of the week ⭐️ 

Winter ❄️ ⛄️ 

We have been talking about Winter and the frosty weather. We have been describing Winter pictures and writing super sentences. We have enjoyed creating lots of Winter craft! We have been practising our addition skills using buttons on snowmen. 

Merry Christmas πŸŽ„ 

We had a special visitor on our last day before Christmas.....Santa! πŸŽ… We sang a song with him and he gave us some special reindeer food to use on Christmas Eve. We are all very excited for the big day! Merry Christmas everyone! Have a wonderful time with your families! πŸ’• 

Singing with Santa

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RAW singing with Santa

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Ho ho ho Merry Christmas!

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RAW Santa visit πŸŽ…πŸ»

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Our Christmas dinner 🍴 πŸŽ„ 
We enjoyed our Christmas dinner at school! We talked about the special food we eat on Christmas Day.
A Little Nativity 🌟 
The Reception children worked extremely hard to learn the nativity story and songs. We worked together to create our special performances. It was lots of fun wearing our costumes!


We have been getting into the Christmas spirit by engaging in lots of exciting activities. The class elves have been moving all around the classrooms causing mischief. We have been exploring Santa’s workshop and have been very busy wrapping presents for Santa. We have enjoyed decorating Christmas trees and taking part in festive craft.

Our unique dress up day

We came to school in our own clothes. We enjoyed sharing our outfits with the class and talking about the things that we like. We know that we are all different and special. We enjoyed sharing our favourite colours, animals, football teams characters. 

I am special!

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Room on the Broom

This half term we have been learning all about the book, Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. We have been engaging in imaginative play in the Witch's kitchen and small world area. For construction we have been building castle's for the Witch and in the outdoor area we have had lots of fun exploring the magic shop. In Maths we have been counting spooky objects and learning all about the concept of money when buying objects from the magic shop. We have also been writing sentences about the pictures in the Room on the Broom story . 


We have been learning all about Diwali, the Hindu Festival of light. We have learnt about the story of Rama and Sita and how Diwali is celebrated around the world. We have been colouring Rangoli patterns, designing mehndi art alongside making our very own diva lamps using salt dough and sequins. We enjoyed finding India on the world map and learning some Indian dance moves!

Children in need 

We came to school in our colourful and spotty clothes! We learnt about how the money we raise today will help children in need. We did some exercise with Joe Wicks and Pudsey Bear! We drew Pudsey pictures and learnt how to write his name. We made Pudsey ears and finger painted his spotty bandana.

Remembrance day

We have been learning all about the importance of Remembrance Day. We have learnt we wear poppies to remember the brave soldiers. We have been making poppies, drawing remembrance pictures and writing words. We painted a beautiful poppy field. At 11am on the 11th November we took part in the 2 minutes silence.

Autumn πŸ 

We have been spotting the signs of Autumn outside. The leaves have changed colour and lots of leaves have fallen off the trees. The weather is getting colder and it is getting darker at night.

We enjoyed sharing the items we found over half term on our Autumn hunt. We found different coloured leaves, conkers, acorns and pine cones!

Bonfire night πŸ”₯

This week we have been talking about Bonfire night. We watched videos of fireworks and discussed the colours, shapes and sounds. We used pastels to create our own firework pictures. 

Harvest festival performance 

The children have worked really hard over the last couple of weeks learning the words and actions to perform their harvest song ‘The farmer plants the seeds’ for you to see. Thank you for all kind donations over the last week. 


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Rainbow Day 🌈 
We had lots of fun on Rainbow Day! We sang the rainbow song and talked about the different colours. We voted for our favourite colour and learnt the Awesome Rainbow dance. The Rainbow Fish sent us a colour mixing challenge to make green, purple and orange. We used our fingers to mix the paint and make the colours! We made lots of colourful rainbow craft. 
Settling into Reception
We have been enjoying making new friends and exploring our new classroom environments. We have been learning about being a good friend by reading the book The Rainbow Fish. We have been learning our sounds and practising our numbers. We have enjoyed our fish art and craft!