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Reception Information

Autumn Term


This half term we are learning ‘All About Me’! The children will be doing self-portraits as well as drawing their friends. They will be drawing around their bodies to look at different heights, comparing the length of their feet and making pictograms of eye colour. We will be looking at similarities and differences between ourselves and others, and what makes us special. The children will be exploring the school, learning about different areas of the classroom and getting to know each other. We will explore our families in a range of ways, including drawing and labelling ‘My Family’, counting how many people there are in different families and learning about different types of families. We will investigate different jobs, including those which are relevant to the children and their families. The children will take a journey through time to the future, thinking about what they would like to do when they grow up! We look forward to our first half term together and all the fun we will have!


Below are some resources you may find useful with more information on  Phonics and the Early years curriculum.


Three Billy Goats Gruff

This half term, we have enjoyed learning the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. Once we had practised the story, we created a class story map to help us to remember it. The children took part in a variety of activities to develop their learning linked to the story. They made their own puppets of the characters from the story and put on puppet shows for others to watch. Additionally, they designed and created their own bridges using different construction toys. They also painted their own trolls and carefully cut them out.