Reception Topic Page


Our current topic is ...

Once upon a time...


In this topic, we will be looking a lots of traditional tales.


Early Years Learning Objectives:

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

Communication and Language

- Listen attentively and respond to what they hear with relevant questions, comments and actions when being read to and during whole class discussions and small group interactions;

- Make comments about what they have heard and ask questions to clarify their understanding;

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

-Manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs, including dressing, going to the toilet and understanding the importance of healthy food choices


-Demonstrate understanding of what has been read to them by retelling stories and narratives using their own words and recently introduced vocabulary;


- Compare length, weight and capacity

Expressive Arts and Design

-Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function;

- Share their creations, explaining the process they have used;

- Make use of props and materials when role playing characters in narratives and stories.

-Invent, adapt and recount narratives and stories with peers and their teacher;

-Perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others




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