Childeric Primary School

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Reception Spring Term

Our topic is ‘Stories and Rhymes’. We read ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, act out the story and taste different sorts of porridge. We also read, ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and test different materials to see which would be the best new roof for the pigs’ house. The children learn the story of Chinese New Year, try some Chinese food and count to 10 in Chinese.  We visit The Discovery Centre in Stratford, where the children listen to and make up their own stories as well as making wooden spoon puppets.

Communication and Language

Listening & Attention, Understanding & Speaking


  • To maintain attention and sit quietly when listening to a story.
  • To respond to instructions involving a two part sequence.
  • To understand humour e.g. nonsense rhymes.
  • To ‘make up’ their own stories when playing, and use words such as ‘first, last, next, before, after, each, every’. This is linked to a visit to the Discover Centre.
  • To use talk to organise, sequence and clarify ideas, events in familiar stories e.g. Goldilocks and theThree Bears

Physical Development

Moving & Handling, Health & Self-Care


  • To use the climbing equipment safely and jump and land appropriately.
  • To show increasing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking it.
  • To use a pencil and hold it effectively to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed.
  • To show an understanding of how to transport and store equipment safely.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Making relationships, self-confidence and self-awareness, managing feelings and behaviour.


  • To listen to others and take account of what they say.
  • To play cooperatively, taking turns with others.
  • To show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings.
  • To be confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions.


Reading & Writing

  • To continue a rhyming string.
  • To hear and say the initial sound in words.
  • To link sounds to letters, naming and sounding letters of the alphabet.
  • To use some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly.


Numbers, Shape, Space & Measure

  • To count out up to six objects from a larger group.
  • To say the number that is one more than a given number.
  • To find one more or one less from a group of up to 5 objects, then 10 objects.
  • To record, using marks that they can interpret and explain.
  • To begin to use everyday language related to money.

Understanding of the World

People & Communities, The World, Technology

  • To talk about features of their own immediate environment.
  • To look closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.
  • To complete simple programmes on the computer.

Expressive Arts & Design

Exploring & using media & materials. Being imaginative

  • To explore the different sounds of instruments.
  • To experiment with and create different textures.
  • To manipulate materials to achieve a planned effect.