Reception Topic Page

Our current topic is ...

Castles and Tapestries


In this topic, children will be learning all about castles and will be designing, creating and evaluating their own tapestries.

Also, as part of our exciting new topic we will be going on a trip to Chirk castle.

Early Years Learning Objectives:

(Taken from Development Matters 2021 and the Statutory Framework for EYFS)  Working Towards ELG:

Physical development

·       Develop their small motor skills so that they can use a range of tools competently, safely and confidently. 

·       ELG: Fine Motor Skills: Use a range of small tools, including scissors, paint brushes and cutlery. 

Expressive arts and design

·       Explore, use and refine a variety of artistic effects to express their ideas and feelings.

·       Return to and build on their previous learning, refining ideas and developing their ability to represent them.

·       ELG: Creating with materials: Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

ELG: Creating with materials: Share their creations, explaining the process they have used.



In English, our Literacy Counts unit is 'Little Red' by Bethan Woollvin. In this unit we will be writing a traditional tale and instructions for capturing a wolf.



This half term your child will be given their first reading book and diary. Please read your child's reading book with them every day for 10 minutes. A little often has a huge impact on children at this age. Children need to have their reading books and diaries in their bags everyday, so they can be ready to be read with.  We change children's reading books every Friday.



Our maths work this term will follow the First4Maths scheme of learning. In number, we will be counting beyond 10 and exploring the pattern in ones, looking at number bonds to 10 and odd and even numbers. In 'Measurement, Shapes and Spatial Thinking', we will be comparing and ordering mass and looking at the properties of 3D shapes.



This half term, PE will be on Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure your child comes into school wearing their PE kit on these days.


End of Year Expectations