Miss Sloan

Welcome to Reception!

I am so excited for the term ahead which I know will be filled with even more learning, fun and adventures!

I will update this page regularly to share key information with you and to keep you updated on our learning journey. Please check this page regularly for these updates, especially at the start of each half term.

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What are we learning?

Understanding the World

During Spring we will:

Past and Present

  • Comment on images of familiar situations in the past, i.e. How have we changed since we were babies?

People, Culture and Communities

  • Talk about members of our immediate families and our school community
  • Name and describe people in our local and school community who are familiar to us (linking to our topic ‘People Who Help Us’)

The Natural World

  • Explore the natural world around us within the outdoor Reception environment
  • Describe what we can see, hear and feel whilst outside

Expressive Arts and Design

During Spring we will:

Creating with Materials

  • Practise safe use of a variety of materials and tools

Being Imaginative and Expressive

  • Begin to listen attentively, move to and talk about music and how it makes us feel
  • Sing simple songs in a group
  • Develop storylines in our pretend play
Communication and Language

During Spring we will:

Listening, Attention and Understanding

  • Talk about how to listen carefully and understand why listening is so important
  • Listen to and understand questions and instructions
  • Listen to and begin to talk about stories to build familiarity and understanding


  • Begin to ask questions to find out more and to check understanding
  • Develop social phrases (routines of the day, within their friendships)
  • Recite familiar rhymes
Personal, Social and Emotional Development

During Spring we will:


  • See ourselves as a valuable individual
  • Begin to identify and moderate our own feelings socially and emotionally

Managing self

  • Express our feelings and consider the feelings of others
  • Discuss and introduce words for different feelings

Building relationships

  • Begin to build constructive and respectful relationships with our peers and adults
Physical Development

During Spring we will:

Gross motor skills

  • Travel in different ways: forwards, backwards, sidestep
  • Practise safety

Fine motor skills

  • Use the malleable playdough area to strengthen finger muscles
  • Practise scissor skills
  • Practise our tripod pencil grip


During Spring we will:


  • Talk about and ask questions about what is read to us

Word Reading

  • Read individual letters by saying the sounds for them
  • Blend sounds into words


  • Begin to form lower-case letters correctly


In Reception we will be following the ‘Maths No Problem’ scheme which is delivered across the whole school. Following this scheme will provide the children with a firm foundation for developing maths mastery.

During Spring we will:

  • Orally count different items and resources
  • Compare quantities up to 10 in different contexts
  • Explore and represent patterns within numbers up to 10
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East Crompton St George’s CE Primary School is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

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