Reception Topic Page


Our current topic is ...

The Beach

Early Years Learning Objectives for this topic:

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

• Talk about the lives of the people around them and their roles in society.
• Know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now, drawing on their experiences
and what has been read in class.
• Understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in books read in class and

• Describe their immediate environment using knowledge from observation, discussion, stories, non-fiction texts and maps.

• Explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants.

• Know some similarities and differences between the natural world around them and contrasting environments, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.




In English, our Literacy Counts unit is 'The Storm Whale' by Benji Davies. In this unit we will be writing a friendship story and a whale poem.



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 20, looking at number bonds to 10 and doubles. In 'Measurement, Shapes and Spatial Thinking', we will be comparing and ordering capacity and looking at time.



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


End of Year Expectation