Welcome to Reception

Here is the outline of our Reception Curriculum for this term.  We will be following the Curriculum as much as we can during this current lockdown to ensure there are no gaps in your child’s learning. 



The focus for this term will be to raise children’s confidence in counting and writing numbers to 20. Alongside this, we will be investigating measures, looking at shapes and participating in a variety of problem solving activities. It is vital that all children practise counting and their number formation at home as well as the activities set on Seesaw.


This term we will be focusing on both fiction and non-fiction texts, which will include looking at Whatever Next and You Can’t Take an Elephant on a Bus (linking with our Transport Topic), writing book reviews and writing captions. In our Phonics lessons we are concentrating on learning our initial sounds and the corresponding letters.  We will continue to practise our letter formation alongside the sounds.  All the relevant sounds have been sent home during the Autumn Term (in the tins and on the key fobs), this term we will be revisiting these sounds to ensure they are thoroughly embedded.

Foundation Subjects:

During the Spring Term we will be following the ‘Transport’ unit.  Within this unit the children will be able to enjoy a variety of experiences from making a rocket (on a small scale) to using musical instruments to recreate sounds made by different modes of transport. The activities which have been planned will cover these strands in the following ways:

Independence and interdependence

Children learn about:

  • Their ability to acquire new interests and skills
  • Taking part in group activities


Children learn about:

  • Using language skills in a variety of contexts
  • The practical use of at least one language
  • Listening attentively and responding appropriately to others
  • Using words, pictures, print, numbers, sounds, shapes, models, photographs and ICT to represent thoughts, experiences and ideas
  • Using mathematical symbols and concepts


Children learn about:

  • Making decisions, choosing their own materials and setting their own problems
  • Trying things out, using exploration and curiosity as important and valued ways of learning
  • Looking for patterns, classifying things for a purpose, guessing, using trial and error
  • Thinking logically, making comparisons and asking questions
  • Explaining, listening to others, taking part in reflective discussion, planning and observing
  • Representing their discoveries using a variety of media, including ICT
  • Enquiring, researching and exploring to draw conclusions about the world around them
  • Spatial representations such as maps, diagrams, photographs and drawings

Healthy living

Children learn about:

  • Making choices
  • Paying attention
  • Concentrating


These sessions will focus on key skills and co-ordination.  The PE sessions will be available through an online platform called real PE. We are currently setting this up to ensure you can access this at home.


This term every child will continue to develop their social skills, learn how to get on with each other and to have respect and responsibility. This will be achieved through a variety of methods including circle times as well as mindfulness yoga.

I will continue to plan the home learning activities in line with the planning above. It has been lovely seeing all the work being uploaded on our Seesaw account, I can see there are lots of very studious pupils in Reception.  If you have any queries or questions please do message me on Seesaw.

Sending you all best wishes and I really hope to see you all very soon.

Mrs Page

This Year’s Curriculum

Stokenham Area Primary School Curriculum Map

If you would like further information in relation to the curriculum please feel free to contact the school office.

This Term’s Topics

Class teachers send out an outline of the learning each child will be undertaking that term.  If you wish to find out any further details, please contact Mrs Page or Mrs Newman.

Overview Spring Term 2021 Reception Topics