A very warm welcome to our Reception children and their families. We look forward to working with you and your children. In Reception, we support the children in the next step of their learning journey. We want the children to develop and grow into inquisitive and independent learners.
Reception Welcome video
Here at Good Shepherd Early Years, we believe every child is unique and created in the image and likeness of God.
Our young children are at the heart of everything we do.
We celebrate the unique qualities and interests of every child and nurture them to reach full potential to take their place in the world.
We nurture our children by-
Our PE day will be a Friday. To comply with our COVID-19 risk assessments, children will need to come to school wearing their PE kit on their PE days. For more information about PE uniform, please visit our uniform page.
Autumn 2020 Timetable
Autumn 2020 Curriculum information
All children are individuals and we carefully plan for each child at the current stage of development. The following overview is a summary of learning that takes place over the year with some children working at development stages earlier or later than these points. We adapt planning to suit the individual cohort, incorporating current events and interests to make learning purposeful. Summer two is a time to plug individual gaps to achieve ELG’s and ensure children are prepared for Year 1.
|AUTUMN 1||AUTUMN 2||SPRING 1||SPRING 2||SUMMER 1||SUMMER 2|
|Communication and Language||Singing sounds Welcome assembly 30 – 50: use intonation, rhythm and phrasing to make meaning clear. 30 – 50: respond to simple instructions/follow directions||Singing sounds Nativity play 30 – 50: prepositions 40 – 60: two part instructions 40 – 60: Extend vocabulary||Story/circle times – 40 – 60: use talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, feelings and events 40 – 60: Maintains attention and concentrates 40 – 60: listens and responds to others ideas||ELG – speaking with awareness of listener . 40 – 60: follow story without prompts. Using language to imagine. Lenten services - ELG – Listen attentively in a range of situation||ELG – follow complex instructions Life cycle books - ELG – answer how and why questions ELG – using tenses accurately ELG – develop own narratives and explanation||ELG – speaking with awareness of listener.|
|Personal, social and emotional development||Making new friends 30 – 50: more confident in new social situations/ form good relationships with peers and adults Set expectations – 30 – 50: adapt behaviour. 40 – 60: aware of boundaries set and behaviour expectations of setting||40 – 60: ask adults for help.||Compassion and love 40 – 60: understands that our actions affect other people||Forgiveness 40 – 60: understand that our actions affect other people/take steps to resolve conflict. Circle times – 40 – 60: negotiate and solve problems||ELG – takes turns |
ELG – sensitive to the needs and feelings of others
|ELG – confident to speak
ELG – take into account others ideas
|Physical development||Pencil grip – scissor skills 30 – 50: use one handed tools PE – 30 – 50/40 - 60: negotiating space 30 – 50: dresses with some help Self-registration - 30 – 50: can copy some letters Lunch time routine – 40 – 60: Eats a range of healthy foods||40 – 60: holds pencil effectively to form recognisable letters Dance – 40 – 60: Experiments with different ways of moving.||40 – 60: travel with skill ELG – dress independently Fine motor challenges – 40 – 60: uses simple tools.||40 – 60: travel with skill Fine motor challenges – handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control. School nurse visit – 40 – 60: importance of hygiene.||Travels with confidence under over and through Games – ELG – control and coordination in a range of small and large scale movements. Fine motor challenges – ELG – handles equipment and tools effectively.||Fine motor challenges|
|Literacy||30 – 50: handles books/listens and joins in with stories||40 – 60: name and sound letters of the alphabet/hears and says initial sounds in words 40 – 60: use letters to communicate meaning.||40 – 60:read simple sentences– 40 – 60: enjoy an increasing range of books. 40 – 60: Represent sounds correctly and in sequence.||ELG – read common and some irregular words 40 – 60: Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts||Non-fiction texts – life cycles ELG – demonstrate understanding about what they have read. ELG – write simple sentences that can be read by themselves and others||Non fiction text life cycles|
|Mathematics||Number – 30 – 50: recites numbers in order to 10. 40 -60: counts objects to 10 and begin to count objects beyond 10. SSM – 30 – 50: talk about shapes in the environment/||Number - 40 -60: finds one more/less. / Selects correct numeral to represent 1 – 10 SSM – 30 – 50: begin to use positional language. 40 – 60: selects a named shape./ordering 2 or 3 objects by size./create and describe patterns||Number –.40 -60: Find total by combining groups/ Estimates amounts then counts to check. ELG count reliably and order numbers to 20.|
SSM – 40 – 60: orders and sequences familiar events. Uses everyday language related to time.
|Number – ELG adding and subtracting single digits, counting on or back to find the answer. |
SSM – order objects by weight and capacity.
|Number – ELG solve problems including doubling and sharing|
Growing Beans – 40 – 60: comparing objects by length or height .ELG – solve length problems
|– ELG – Use everyday language to talk about money and solve problems|
|Understanding the world||Ourselves 30 – 50: Show an interest in lives of familiar people/Remembers and talks about their own experiences.||Christmas ELG – similarities and differences in traditions Winter – 30 – 50: notice features of the environment. Look at change. Comment and ask questions about the natural world. Ice investigation – ELG – explore how materials change.||Baptism 30 – 50: Talk about significant events in their lives. 40 – 60 Joins in with family customs and ELG – similarities and differences in traditions||Make mother’s day video ELG – use technology for a particular purpose.|
Ipad sessions – complete simple programmes on the computers.
|Growth and new life ELG – make observations about animals and plants and explain why some things occur and talk about change.||Growth and new life|
|Expressive arts and design||Singing sounds – 30 – 50: sings a few familiar songs|
Home corner – 30 – 50: engage in role play, based on first hand experience
|30 – 50:imitates movement in response to music .40 – 60: builds up repertoire of songs Colour mixing – 40 – 60: explores what happens when they mix colours.||Challenges throughout year 40 – 60: selects appropriate resources and adapts work where necessary/construct with purpose. Baptism – 40 – 60: create simple representations of events.||Challenges through out year 40 – 60: selects tool and techniques to shape, assemble and join materials Music lessons – 40 – 60: explores the different sounds of instruments||– ELG – experiment with ways of changing sounds||ELG – represent their own ideas/ create dance and experiment with ways of changing and adapting it.|