English Reception Autumn Labels and Captions

Ourselves and our Families

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.

Do you like...? (suggested as 5 days)

Active Learning

  1. We are all different
  2. Do you like?
  3. Name writing
  4. Writing neatly

Creating and Thinking Critically

  1. Time to talk
  2. Class book
  3. Writing family names
  4. An 'About Me' poster

Exploring and Playing

  1. Measuring myself
  2. Role-play
  3. Portrait artists
  4. Paper dolls

Books to Share

  1. Share and enjoy Do you like? looking at illustrations.
  2. Reread Do you like? encouraging children to join in with reading.
  3. Introduce It’s Okay to be Different. Read the 1st half of the book, up to ‘It’s okay to say no to bad things’. While reading, pause to discuss specific children’s experiences.
  4. Look at the 2nd half of It’s Okay to be Different. Use the last page to prompt discussion.

Poetry/Rhyme of the Week: Can you walk on tiptoe? / I really want to be a cat
Introduce on Monday (send copies home). Rehearse; develop performance; add actions!

Group Reader: Do you like?
Children are encouraged to talk about their likes and dislikes, alongside some amusing alternatives...
You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education.

You Will Need

Essential Text: It's Okay to be Different
by Todd Parr

Resources (see resources document for full list)
Items for Health Centre role play area
Charcoal drawing sticks