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Shirley Avenue




BD19 4NA


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?


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 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
  • Addition and subtraction – addition to 10
    • 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.


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.


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.


EYFS curriculum objectives:

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


  • 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.

Let Your Light Shine

The unit will culminate with a piece of work designed to celebrate the pupils’ learning.