Curriculum Information – Reception

Primary Academy
Curriculum Information for Parents & Carers
There is a requirement for all schools to publish the outline curriculum for each year group
on their website. It is impossible to publish details of every aspect of the curriculum. This
document outlines the key content. Staff will always be very happy to discuss the
content of the curriculum in more detail with any parent or carer. It should be noted that
the details below are the ‘standard curriculum’ requirements; we constantly differentiate
these to support and extend all pupils.
Date updated: September 2015
Listening and Attention
Listen in different situations.
Recall something which has been said to them.
Understand and follow steps to complete and activity.
Answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about experiences, stories
and events.
Talk about something they have done, are doing or are
going to do.
 Confident to talk to people they don’t know, in different
Moving and Handling
• Show an awareness of space by not bumping into others when
moving in different ways.
• Write letters which others can read and are correctly formed.
Health and Self-Care
• Know how to keep healthy – that they need a good diet, exercise
and plenty of sleep and be able to explain this to others
 Show that they keep healthy.
Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness
Choose things to do on their own, try new things on their
own and talk about things they have done.
Managing Feelings and Behaviour
Behave appropriately in different situations.
Understand that saying unkind things and hurting others is
Understand, and follow class rules.
Making Relationships
Play with others without falling out, share, and take turns.
Be friendly and kind, and listen to what other people say.
• Read some common words.
• Identify rhymes and alliteration.
• Join in with rhyming patterns.
• Read & understand simple sentences.
Demonstrate understanding when talking with others about
what they have read.
Make basic predictions.
Identify start & end of a sentence.
• Write simple sentences which can be read by themselves &
• Write name (correct upper & lower case).
• Use capital letters and full stops to demarcate sentences.
• Write clearly demarcated sentences.
• Use correct pencil grip.
• Use correct letter formation for familiar words.
Count reliably to 20.
Order numbers 1 – 20.
Say 1 more/1 less to 20.
Add & subtract two single digit numbers.
People and Communities
Talk about things which have happened to them and their
Listen to what other children tell them and make comments
on them.
The World
Showing interest in the world around them and noticing
when things change for example when trees lose their
leaves in Autumn and grow them in the Spring.
Showing interest in plants, animals and different materials
and are able to talk about them.
Know about different technologies and their uses, for
example a television, remote control, CD player, DVD
player, computer, mobile phone, ipad. This can be through
talking about them or using them.
Using technology in the classroom to further their learning.
Exploring and using media and materials
Sing songs, make music and dance.
Use different materials in the classroom to make pictures
and models.
Being Imaginative
Use their imagination to produce pictures and models
which are presented in an original way.
Recreate things they have done by drawing a picture of it
or making a representation of something they have done.