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Early Years

There are seven areas of learning In Early Years that we will be focusing on throughout the year in Reception.  These are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the world and Expressive Arts and Design. 



Our targets Autumn 1:


  • To learn phase 2 sounds
  • To hear initial sounds and more sounds in words
  • To begin to write CVC words


  • To name and describe 2D shapes
  • To count objects with 1.1 co-ordination
  • To say the number that is one more than a given number
  • To recognise numbers to 5 then 10


Topic Overview

Autumn i

Autumn ii

Spring i

Spring ii

Summer i

Summer ii

Ourselves Festivals Weather Toys and Structures Our Local Area From Food to Fork


Documents for parents

Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).