Reception Curriculum

Curriculum Themes 2018 – 2019

PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development)

  • Classroom rules
  • Developing independence
  • Self awareness
  • Caring for others and ourselves

CLL (Communication, Language and Literacy)

  • Using language to recreate roles and experiences in play situations
  • Phonics, blending sounds together to read and spell words.
  • Letter formation
  • Reading high frequency words.

PD (Physical Development)

  • Fine motor skills e.g. cutting and handling small equipment
  • Control and coordination with large scale movements and equipment


  • Number recognition to 10 and beyond.
  • Counting up and down in ones to at least 10.
  • Counting everyday objects
  • Shape
  • Positional language

UW (Understanding of the World)

  • All about me!
  • What do we look like?
  • Birthdays
  • Our senses

EAD (Expressive Arts and Design)

  • Self portraits
  • Role play
  • Body percussion
  • Colour mixing