Featherby Infant and Nurery School

Maritime Academy Trust
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Reception Overview

Autumn: Term 1

THEME: Family and Friends.

In this unit the children are going to be learning about their family and friends. They will be: Meeting new people - Making new friends -Playing in the house area - Making pictures of their families - Finding out about animal families -Inviting their family to come to school.

Autumn: Term 2

THEME: Let’s Pretend.

In this unit the children are going to be learning about all kinds of different ways to make up stories and to pretend to be someone or something different. They will be: Finding out about puppets and making some of their own - Making their own puppet plays and music to go with them -Listening to stories - Making a magic box, which can change numbers and shapes.

Spring: Term 3

THEME: Changes.

In this unit the children are going to be learning about all kinds of changes. They will be: Making ice-cubes, jelly and chocolate shapes - learning about young animals changing into adults - Changing words and make new rhymes -Playing in the sand and water tray and seeing how many ways they can change the sand and water - Making new shapes - Making loud and soft music.

Spring: Term 4

THEME: Animals.

In this unit, the children are going to be learning about wild animals - the kind that live in the jungle or sometimes in a zoo. They will be playing games about animals - Pretending to be animals - Listening to animal stories - Making homes for animals - Having a jungle / zoo corner in the classroom - Baking some animal biscuits.

Summer: Term 5

THEME: Treasure.

In this unit the children will be learning all about different kinds of treasure (materials) and looking at physical features of the land. They will be going on treasure hunts, making jewels and precious things, counting treasure, making pirate ships and exploring with water, listening to stories about islands and singing songs about pirates and ships.

Summer: Term 6

THEME: Up and Away.

In this unit the children are going to be learning about all kinds of things which float in the air. They will be: Designing and making their own kites -Playing with bubbles - Making a hot-air balloon - Playing with a parachute - Finding out about some kite festivals in other countries - Listening to stories and learning some new words about floating - Making pictures with bubbles.