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We looked after our baby caterpillars and watched them grow and grow until they became big caterpillars! Then, they turn themselves into a pupa, or as we call it their sleeping bag.  They hung from the top of their homes in their sleeping bags and we waited eagerly for them to break out of their pupa as beautiful butterflies! It was very exciting and we enjoyed watching the caterpillars transformation.  Here is a video of Miss Banks letting the butterflies fly into the 'wild' (her garden!). 


What can you see? What colours and shapes do you notice? How do you think the butterfly feels to finally be free to fly around in the garden and eat delicious nectar?


Can you write a story about how our baby caterpillars grew and changed, eventually becoming a beautiful, bright butterfly?


Happy writing!


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Pearl Class

Class Teacher: Amber Pearless 

Class Teaching Assistant: Michelle Verrall-Withers


Coral Class

Class Teacher: Rose Banks

Class Teaching Assistant: Anna Gruszecka


Teaching Assistants across Reception: Anna Divilly

Reception Curriculum Map for 2019-2020


Half Term Topic Curriculum Area
Autumn 1st Half    The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales

Personal Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Understanding the World

Physical Development

Autumn 2nd Half Food and Festivals Understanding the World


Spring 1st Half Heroes and Villains

Personal Social and Emotional Development


Spring 2nd Half Spring and New Life Understanding the World


Summer 1st half Animals Understanding the WorldLiteracy

Expressive Arts and Design

Summer 2nd Half Water Expressive Arts and DesignLiteracy

Understanding the World

The themes have been chosen to ensure that there is opportunity to cover all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.


Although specific areas of the curriculum have been highlighted, we plan for all areas to enable the children to experience a variety of play-based activities during their time in Reception. 


If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Amber Pearless.

Please read our termly curriculum letters for more information.

Autumn Term

Gingerbread Men

We really enjoyed making and eating these gingerbread men.  We had learnt all about the story of The Gingerbread Man and were so happy ours didn't run away! They were delicious.
After learning how to make gingerbread men we decided to put our baking skills to the test one more time by making delicious bread! We learnt all about the Little Red Hen story and wanted to show how helpful and what kind friends we can be.
We learnt all about Autumn and the changes that it brings.  We learnt that the leaves on the trees turn orange and brown and fall to the ground and that the weather gets colder.  We made Autumn tree finger paintings and went on a Campfire Cooking trip to Crystal Palace Park where we learnt how to make three different types of campfires; each for different reasons.  We then toasted and ate our own marshmallows!

Spring Term

We have been learning all about people who help us.  We have enjoyed learning about Vets and Fire Fighters and the different ways in which they help keep people and animals in the community safe. 

Superworm Trip

We have been learning about Spring and new life.  We learnt all about mini beasts and enjoyed reading the story Superworm! We went on an exciting trip to Crystal Palace Park and built Superworm Wonderlands out of sticks, wood, string and other natural resources we found in the park.
Reception loved Science week!  We really enjoyed making and playing with slime and then Professor Nitrate showed us some really cool Science experiments and taught us all that fire needs oxygen to survive!