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Tylers Green First School  

2021-2022 Curriculum – Reception 

(Topics may change at short notice as we follow the children’s interests) 

Autumn 1 

Autumn 2 

Spring 1 

Spring 2 

Summer 1 

Summer 2 

Getting to Know You 

Nursery Rhymes 

Percy the Park Keeper 

Percy the Park Keeper 

Dinosaurs 

 

Superheroes 

 

PSE: Being Me 

feelings, transitions (to school), making friends, kind hands 

PSE: rights & responsibilities 

PSE: our families 

Winter 

PSE: Celebrating Difference 

PSE: festivals, families 

PSE: Dreams and Goals 

 

PSE: Healthy Me 

 

PSE: Relationships 

 

PSE: Changing Me 

 

Literacy: sound of the day (phase 2 sounds) 

 

 

Literacy: sound of the day (phase 2 sounds) 

 

 

Foxes: 

The Fox & The Star 

Hedgehogs: The Gruffalo 

Owls: Owl Babies, The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark 

 

 

 

 

 

Badgers: 

Boris the Badger 

Squirrels 

Squirrels Who Squabbled 

Birds 

Are You My Mother 

Rabbits 

Poems  

Minibeasts 

Eric Carle – Hungry Caterpillar, The Bad Tempered Ladybird 

Literacy: non-fiction books 

 

Literacy: Bob the Man on the Moon, Whatever Next 

 

Imaginary Worlds 

Literacy: various books about knights, dragons, fairies, unicorns etc. 

 

Literacy: Growing 

 

Non-fiction books on plants and growing.  

Peter Rabbit 

The Tiny Seed 

Jaspers Beanstalk 

Grandpas garden 

Olivers fruit 

Olivers vegetables 

When I grow up 

Phonics Phase 2 

Phonics Phase 2 

Phonics Phase 3 

Phonics Phase 3 

Phonics Phase 4 

Phonics Phase 4 

Maths: Number of the week 1-5 

 

Maths: Number of the week 6-10 

 

Maths: Shapes 

Recap numbers to 10 

Patterns 

 

Maths: Numbers 11 to 15 

Number bonds 

Estimating 

 

Maths: number of the week 16&17. 

Maths: number of the week 18&19 

Space 

Maths: number of the week 20 & consolidation 

Doubling/ halving 

Maths: 

Consolidating numbers 1-20 

3D shapes 

Measuring- 

capacity 

 Length/height 

Weight 

Time 

 

Autumn term is mostly child-initiated learning, learning new routines and rules etc.  Creative & understanding of the world activities are available at all times.    

 

Autumn term is mostly child-initiated learning, learning new routines and rules etc.  Creative & understanding of the world activities are available at all times. 

Creative: owl baby pictures, Fox & the Star printing pictures (William Morris inspired), clay hedgehogs 

 

UW: woodland animals (owls, foxes, hedgehogs), nocturnal animals 

Creative: silhouette birds, Eric Carle inspired collage,  

 

UW: woodland animals (birds, minibeasts, hedgehogs) 

Creative: salt dough fossils, skeleton pictures.  

UW: looking at fossils, dinosaur poo. 

Creative: role play 

UW: science - potions 

Creative: planets 

UW: Planets & rockets 

Creative: Arcimboldo food people 

 

 

UW: Planting seeds, healthy eating, how have we grown (then and now) 

Eco: recycling 

Eco: growing, harvest, seasons, weather 

 

Eco: seasons, weather 

Christmas 

Eco: recycling 

Eco: woodland animals (habitats) 

Eco: woodland animals (habitats) 

 

Eco: growing (planting vegetables), healthy eating 

Eco: growing (planting vegetables), healthy eating 

 

 PE: Riding on my bike/ Pirate pranks 

PE: Monkey business/ Journey to the blue planet   

 PE: Thembi walks the tightrope / Tilly the trains big day 

 

PE: Wendy’s water ski challenge / Clowning around 

 

 PE: John and Jasmine learn to juggle / Ringo to the rescue 

PE: Caspar the very clever cat / Sammy squirrel and his rolling nuts 

 

Bee Bots, cameras and programmable toys.   

Bee Bots, cameras and programmable toys. 

ICT: Logging on and off 

Bee Bots 

 

ICT: Logging on and off 

Bee Bots 

ICT: Bee Bots 

Internet Safety 

Using websites- search bar,  playback clips on espresso  

ICT: Espresso using search bar, listening to podcasts, Using  

I-pads to take videos and photographs 

 

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