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# Reception: Spring 1 Curriculum

### Spring 1: Characters In Books Knights, Princesses & Dragons (3 weeks) & Pirates (3 weeks)

#### Create A Spark

Each unit of work will begin with a stimulating activity to inspire curiosity and launch the unit.

#### Steps To Success

• Friendship: What makes a good friend
• Forgiveness: How do we sort out our differences?

#### Mathematics

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and use the White Rose Maths Hub schemes of work.

National Curriculum Objectives covered throughout the first half of the Spring term:

Shape, Space and Measure:

• Recognise and name common 2D shapes [for example, rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles]
• Recognise and name common 3D shapes [for example, cube, sphere, cylinders, cuboid]
• Spatial awareness – positional language used in small world play, role-play, construction activities, modelling activities.

Number:

• Number and place value – numbers to 10
• Counting to 6,7,8,9 and 10
• – Comparing groups to 10
• Addition and subtraction – numbers to 5
• Introducing zero
• Number bonds to 5
• Combining two groups to find the whole.
• Number bonds to 10 – ten frame
• Number bonds to 10 – part-whole mode

#### Understanding The World

The World

Working scientifically:

• I can use observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
• I am engaged and curious.
• I can perform simple tests.

EYFS Curriculum Objectives:

• Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.
• Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places and materials.
• They talk about different aspects of weather types and look at forecasting.

#### RE & SMSC

Key Bible Story: The Good Samaritan

Talk to children about friendship and what it means to be a good friend.  Read and discuss the ‘The Golden Rule’.  How should we treat other people?

Spiritual: How should we treat others?  How does it make you feel if we are unkind?

Moral: What is the right way to behave with others? What are the consequences of our actions?

Social: What are the views of others?

Cultural: What do different cultures and religions believe about friendship?

• What are the Golden Rules across different religions?
• Talk about their experiences and feelings connected to friendship.

#### English

Children in Reception class follow Read Write Inc. for the majority of their Literacy lessons.

It will be supported by texts outside of these lessons, such as:

• No Dragon in this Story, Lou Carter and Deborah Allwright
• Dragon Stew, Steve Smallman
• The Pirate Cruncher, Jonny Duddle
• The Princess and the Wizard, Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks
• And others.

#### Communication & Language

EYFS curriculum objectives:

• Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall.
• Maintains attention, concentrates and sits quietly during appropriate activity.
• Responds to instructions involving a two-part sequence. Understands humour, e.g. nonsense rhymes, jokes.
• Extends vocabulary, especially by grouping and naming, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words.

#### Expressive Arts & Design

Exploring and using media and materials

• Begins to build a repertoire of songs and dances.
• Explores the different sounds of instruments.
• Explores what happens when they mix colours.

Being Imaginative

• Create simple representations of events, people and objects.
• Initiates new combinations of movement and gesture in order to express and respond to feelings, ideas and experiences.
• Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.

#### Technology

EYFS curriculum objectives:

• Completes a simple program on a computer.
• Uses ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer software

#### PE

• Practice listening skills
• Find a space to work in
• Ball skills
• Moving in different ways

#### WE Schools

Introduce our focus to the children ‘WE create change’.

#### Enrich Drivers

• Experiences: Planetarium experience and Travelling by Tuba workshops.
• Preparedness for modern life & independence: Developing independence being able to dress and undress themselves for PE.
• Wellbeing: Friendship messages and discussions.
• Aspiration & Curiosity: Curiosity about the natural world and history.