With the exception of phonics and some mathematics, all our learning in Reception is topic based. The curriculum in Reception is holistic and not separated into subjects. The curriculum is set out into areas of learning. We have one topic that covers all areas of learning. We do not always explicitly make links to these areas when talking to the children about topic learning. However, when teachers plan topic learning, it is planned using these areas. As parents, we realise that you might like to know which areas of the curriculum the topic learning links to and so we have provided the curriculum links for you. Please note that all learning that takes place in Reception covers all the areas of learning, however the links provided are the ones that we are particularly focusing on that week. Literacy (reading and writing) and Mathematics opportunities provided as part of all topic learning that we do. In order to prepare the children for Year One we will, where appropriate, link learning to the national curriculum subjects such as History, Science, Geography. When planning for our topic, we will also take into account our whole school curriculum drivers and plan learning that incorporates these.
Below is a key for the areas of learning;
PSED= Personal, Social and Emotional development
C&L= Communication and Language
PD= Physical development
UW= Understanding the world
EAD= Expressive Arts and Design.
Our new topic is called We are Superheroes
: This week we will be looking at 'The Colour Monster' we will be talking about emotions and thinking about why it is important to talk about how we feel. This week will have a PSED and C&L focus. We will be learning lots of new vocabulary-
- compassion, courage, forgiveness and friendship
- generosity, perseverance and Respect
- trust and truth
Wk bg 23.10.23- This week will be an RE focused week based around the story of Creation. See the RE section of the website for more details