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Welcome to the Spring Term in Reception Class!

In Reception Class we are working towards achieving the Early Learning Goals. We enjoy a mix of carpet time where an adult teaches us Maths, Literacy and Phonics and continuous provision where we lead our own learning through play. Our curriculum is broken down into 7 areas and within these areas there are many strands, each with their own Early Learning Goal. You can find these here:

Development Matters | Early Education › development-matters


The Seven Areas of Learning are:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development






Understanding the World


Expressive Arts and Design



During this term we will be learning about and retelling the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and thinking about growing and planting in Spring.


We created our very own ‘magic beans’ by colour mixing using paint and our fingers. We created an addition calculation using colours and experimented with primary colours to see what colour our magic bean would turn out like!


We decided we would like to plant our own beans to grow a beanstalk just like Jack’s! We used soil, cups and seeds to do this. We will be writing our own set of instructions to tell other people how to plant a broad bean.


We’re fantastic writers in Reception class. Look at us writing the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk.’ We’ve also retold the story of ‘The Gruffalo’ using careful phonics and great letter formation.


We’re working hard on our technology skills in Reception class. We have been using algorithms to give BeeBots a special set of instructions to tell them where we want them to travel.


This term we are concentrating on addition. We know lots of pairs of numbers that can be added together to make 10!

We’re learning to write our own addition calculations now.