Curriculum Notes Reception Autumn 2016

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Little Sutton Primary School.  We hope you enjoyed the summer holidays and we look forward to working with you and your child this year.

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the Autumn term.  We have also written a reminder with regards to dinner money, medication and equipment needed in school.  Details with regards to homework are also included.

We hope that these notes will enable you to support your child with the work they are carrying out at school by providing them with opportunities to extend their knowledge of the subjects.  We would also appreciate you supporting them to complete homework to a high standard and return it on time as well as ensuring they have all the equipment they will need.

Below is an overview of all the subjects and topics your child will be covering in the Autumn term.

Communication Language and Literacy

Simple book terms, listening skills, making predictions using clues

Introduction to Oxford Reading Tree, guided reading and reading challenge.

Recognising phonemes & digraphs in initial, medial & final position

Effective pencil grip, pencil control, writing names and letter formation

Mathematical Development

Counting and numeral recognition, counting one to one, subitising.

Simple addition and subtraction more / less

Consolidation of numbers 1 – 20.

Shape recognition 2 and 3D, sequencing patterns

Making comparisons bigger / shorter / longer / full / empty

Creative Development –All about me and you


Exploring different mediums and textures

Learning simple songs

Simple structures – shelters connected to Sukkot

Christmas crafts

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Ourselves – parts of the body, food & growth, keeping healthy.

The five senses

Tasting foods and simple cookery

My family past and present – sequencing, comparing routines.

Use of classroom based technology

Physical Development

Dressing skills

Using scissors and other tools correctly and safely..

Using large & small apparatus

Recognising the importance of keeping healthy and the changes that happen to their bodies when active

To move with confidence and imagination in a variety of ways

Special Events

Sept 16th                    Photographer in school

Oct 4th                         Parents Phonics Workshop

Nov 3rd                       Divali Day – activities/craft /sharing food/dancing & songs

Nov 18th                     Children in Need Day

Dec                             Christmas Production.                    Dates to be confirmed

Dec                             Christmas trip to Birches Valley    Date to be confirmed

Equipment required

PE kit in bag – everything labelled please

Water bottles,

Book bags containing reading folder every day


To read and discuss reading books

To complete Phonics practice sheet once a week

Dinner /Trip money etc

Dinners for Reception children are available free under the Government’s Universal Infants Free School Meals initiative.  Payment for trips etc should be made through ParentPay wherever possible, please see the office for more information about ParentPay.  If you do not have access to ParentPay please send correct amount by cheque or cash in a named envelope.


Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date.

Class Information

On a Monday afternoon while the Reception staff use time for planning, preparation and assessment the children will enjoy one hour of Dance and one hour of Creative Activities.


Many thanks for your support.

Mrs Farmer, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Ilott