Reception English

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Children in Reception work towards statutory Early Learning Goals for listening and attention, understanding, speaking, reading and writing, via a range of text types and through a mixture of whole-class, smaller group and independent learning and play. Our themed blocks are divided into week-long units, each of which also covers objectives across the EYFS curriculum.

Autumn Blocks

2 Units

Enjoy sharing texts such as Jill Murphy's Peace at Last and her popular 'Large Family’ series, as well as Mary Hoffman's The Great Big Book of Families, as inspiration to talk, read and write about families, homes and likes/ dislikes.

Labels and Captions: Ourselves and our Families

3 Units

Enjoy sharing texts such as Whatever Next, Man on the Moon and The Little Kids First Big Book of Space to explore the different features of fiction and non-fiction texts, as well as talk, read and write about space.

Story Sequence and Captions: Space

1 Unit

Enjoy sharing texts such as The Enormous Turnip and Pumpkin Soup, as well as the rhyme One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four, as inspiration to talk, read and write about autumn, harvest and related foods.

Lists and Storytelling: Sharing the Harvest

2 Units

Have fun exploring repeating patterns in Michael Rosen's books We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Little Rabbit Foo Foo, inspiring children to use repeated phrases in their own story-telling and writing.

Repetitive Chants and Rhymes: Patterns and Repetition

3 Units

Use the traditional tales, Billy Goats Gruff, Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks to explore different building materials, houses and homes. Inspire children to read and write sentences and captions.

Traditional Tales and Labels: Homes and Houses

1 Unit

Lists and Labels: Autumn Leaves

Coming soon!
2 Units

Prepositions and Descriptors: Celebrating Light and Dark

Coming soon!
2 Units

Greetings and Letters: Christmas and Winter Traditions

Coming soon!