Once Upon a Time

In the Once Upon a Time topic, your child will be introduced to the wonderful world of stories. They will listen to a range of traditional tales and have the chance to act out the stories in their play. They will also listen to alternative contemporary stories to see different viewpoints from the characters. They will use the stories to think about how life has changed from when the stories were written. They will also make up their own stories and make masks, props and puppets to act out their stories. They will apply all their writing skills (correct letter formation, segmenting words and holding a sentence before writing) to write their own short stories.

Areas of LearningEarly Learning Goals
MathsNumber; Numerical patterns
PDGross motor skills; Fine motor skills
PSEDSelf-regulation; Managing self; Building relationships
WorldPast and present; The natural world
Exp A&DCreating with materials; Being imaginative and expressive
CLListening, attention and understanding; Speaking
LiteracyComprehension; Word reading; Writing

Supporting your child at home


Reading with your child at least 5 times a week (please write daily in the yellow reading record book).

Please return yellow books and reading books on a Monday for a new weekly book, ditty sheet or set of green words.

We will visit the school library and bring a book home on Thursday. Please return library books every Thursday ready to take a new one home.

Summer term


Please provide your child with only essential resources e.g. reading book and named lunch box (if not having hot meals).

Please provide your child with a named, refillable water bottle that is taken home each day for washing.

We have noticed an increase in children bringing toys from home. We ask that items from home are not brought into school as they can get easily lost or broken.

PE will take place on Tuesday – please send your child to school wearing their PE kit and sport shoes, which they will continue to wear throughout the day.

The adults in Reception are: