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Reception Curriculum Map

Communication and Language

Listening and attention

  • Listen attentively in a range of situations
  • Listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events, and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions
  • Give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.

Understanding

  • Follow instructions involving several ideas or actions
  • Answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events

Speaking

  • Express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs
  • Use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future
  • Develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Expressive art and design

Exploring and using media and materials

  • Sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them
  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function

Being Imaginative

  • Use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes
  • Represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories

Religious education

Special People

  • Talk about people who are special to us, who we admire; friendship and the ways that people care for others; stories from the Bible and from another religion about friendship and care for others

Special Times

  • Talk about celebrations in their own lives and the stories and celebrations of some major religious festivals

Special Places

  • Talk about why some places are special and what makes them special; the church as a special place for Christians and religious beliefs about the world as a special place

Being Special

  • Begin to understand that each person is unique and valuable;
  • Become familiar with how this is shown in Christianity through infant baptism and dedication; and signs and symbols used in the welcome of children into a faith community

Physical development

Moving and Handling

  • Show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements
  • Move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space
  • Handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing

Health and self-Care

  • Know the importance for good health of physical exercise and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe
  • Manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently

Understanding the world

People and Communities

  • Talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members
  • Know that other children do not always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this
  • Know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions

The World

  • Know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things
  • Talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another
  • Make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes

Technology

Recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools -Select and use technology for particular purposes.

Values

British Values

Democracy

  • Take part in class votes
  • Begin to know why this is a fair way to make group decisions

Rule of law

  • Suggest ideas for class rules and begin to explain why they should be in place
  • Follow the school rules

Individual liberty

  • Begin to make choices independently
  • Share ideas and suggestions

Mutual respect

  • Take turns and share resources

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

  • Name people/events/things that are important to them and say why they are important
  • Listen to others talk about people/events/things that are important to them

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Values

Spiritual --explore the natural environment and talk about what they like/where they enjoy being and why. -Discuss interest and fears with trusted adults and friends e.g. starting school, the Nativity.

Moral -Discuss right and wrong (through the context of stories, everyday experiences rules) -Discuss fairness and equality (context of children sharing resources and learning together) -Begin to recognise some ways in which we can look after where we live and learn.

Social -Begin to learn collaboratively -Talk about some people who help us in our families and communities

Cultural -Learn about different national celebrations (such as St George’s day, St David’s day) and begin to recognise that other cultures celebrate occasions and live their lives differently to themselves.

Mathematics

Numbers

  • Count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number
  • Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer
  • Solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing

Shape, Space and Measures

  • Use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems
  • Recognise, create and describe patterns
  • Explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them

Personal, social and emotional development

Self-confidence and self-awareness

  • Confident to try new activities, and to say why they like some activities more than others
  • Confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities.
  • Say when they do or do not need help

Managing feelings and behaviour

  • Talk about how they and others show feelings
  • Talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable
  • Work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow rules
  • Adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride

Making relationships

  • Play cooperatively, taking turns with others
  • Take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity
  • Show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children

Literacy

Reading

  • Read and understand simple sentences
  • Use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately
  • Read some common irregular words
  • Demonstrate an understanding when talking with others about what they have read

Writing

  • Use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds
  • Write some irregular common words
  • Write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.