Autumn 1

The children will start their year in Reception by learning all about their new school. They will learn how to be good friends through lots of different PSED circle time activities. They will also spend lots of time learning how to use the resources in the EYFS unit take part in lots of role play activities with their new friends.

Our first topic in the autumn term will be ‘Once Upon a Time.’ The children will listen to and learn about lots of familiar fairy-tale stories. They will enjoy stories such as Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk and will learn to talk about the different characters and re-tell the stories. The children’s maths and topic work will also be based around these stories and the children will be taking part in lots of exciting activities, such as growing their own beanstalks.

The children will then move onto a topic based around the season of autumn. The children will be learning about the world around them and discussing and investigating the changes that occur during autumn.

After that, the children will move onto learning about Christmas and learning the story of the Nativity. The Nursery and Reception children will put on a very exciting performance of the Nativity story for their Christmas Play. Each Reception child will have their own part to play in the re-telling of this special story.

In RE the children will be learning all about God. They will listen to the Creation Story and think about all of the wonderful things in this world that God has made. The children will also be reflecting on what makes them special and thanking God for making each and every one of them unique and special in their own way. They will also be taking some time to think about how precious their families are to them and how they all belong to the family of God.


Help and advice

Websites you may find useful



Phonics Play


Letters and Sounds

Oxford Owl

Book Trust 

The Communication Trust

Literacy Trust


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