In Reception the Early Years Curriculum is taught through a cross-curricular approach. Each term learning focuses on a particular topic. We have a question based format where children are presented with a question each week and learning opportunities are planned that help the children to answer the question.
In Reception topic lessons take place during the afternoons, throughout the week and are taught in mixed ability classes. Learning is differentiated to match the children's stage of learning. When appropriate links are also made with role-play areas and opportunities are provided to learn about the current topic through imaginative as well as creative play. In addition links are made with other areas of learning such as Literacy, Maths and physical development to ensure that the children are fully engaged with their learning.
The chart below details what topics and questions the children will be learning over the next term. Details of the other themes that the children cover over their year in Reception can be found on the curriculum pages.
Below are the topic maps for the term that detail the learning the children will cover in their topic lessons over the term.