St Agnes

St Agnes Primary School St Agnes Primary School

The family of St Agnes loves, learns and grows together as followers of Jesus.

Reception Curriculum Web Autumn 2016:

Personal, Social and  Emotional Development


We will be spending time supporting the children to settle and form new friendships.  We will spend time discussing our families and those people who are important to us.

You can help at home by…

Sharing family photos of special celebrations or events. Talking about your immediate and extended family.

Communication and Language


We will be supporting the children to listen to stories and answer key questions about what we have read. We will be singing songs and rhymes with the children daily.

You can help at home by…

Sharing a book with your child everyday and talking about the story. For new stories encourage your child to predict what might happen next.



Physical Development


We will be doing lots of movement with dancing and singing in class,  to develop coordination and spatial awareness. We will be supporting the children to develop their fine motor skills by providing lots of opportunities for the children to thread, use tweezers to pick up small objects and model with dough/clay.

You can help at home by…

Visiting a local park and using the equipment to develop muscle strength.



We will  begin to learn to link sounds and letters of the alphabet using the ‘Jolly Phonics’ and Letters and Sounds schemes. We will support the children to build on their emergent writing  and  focus on hearing sounds in words.

You can help at home by…

Listening to the different sounds you can hear in your home/ on a walk. Talk to the children about the sound their name starts with.

Reception Curriculum Web



Autumn 1 2016




We will be teaching the children to count to 20 and beyond, counting sets of objects and ordering numbers .


You can help at home by…


Going on a number walk, collecting leaves in the park and counting and sorting, talking about numbers and comparing bigger and smaller numbers.


Expressive Arts and Design


The children will have lots of opportunities to use their imagination and creativity  as we role play familiar experiences and stories. They will have opportunities to explore different media and materials such as painting, collage, clay and modelling.

You can help at home by …

Talking to your child about what they have drawn/made.  Talk to your child about the games you played when you were a child.

Religious Education


The children will celebrate the importance of their names and that God knows each person’s name. The children will also understand that God knows and loves each person and we are all unique.


Understanding the World


Our focus, for this term, as the children settle in will be ‘All about Me’. The children will complete lots of activities about themselves  and learn more about each other. We will go for walks around the school to explore and enjoy seasonal changes.

You can help at home by…

Talking about the changes you notice as you travel to school, and collect some interesting objects for our display. Talk about the things you and your child like and dislike.

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