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Rockmount Primary School

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Welcome to Reception!



Crystal Class

Class Teacher: Amy Carvall

Class Teaching Assistant: Zara Job


Quartz Class

Class Teacher: Clare Garside

Class Teaching Assistant: Anna Divilly


Teaching Assistant across Reception: Michelle Verrall-Withers

Reception Curriculum Overview for 2021-2022


Half TermTopicCurriculum 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 HalfFood and FestivalsUnderstanding the World


Spring 1st HalfSuperheroes and People Who Help Us

Personal Social and Emotional Development


Spring 2nd HalfSpring and New LifeUnderstanding the World


Summer 1st halfAnimals

Understanding the World


Expressive Arts and Design

Summer 2nd HalfWater

Expressive Arts and Design


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: Clare Garside

or email the reception team:

Please read our half termly curriculum letters for more information.

Autumn Term

What a wonderful time we have been having, settling into our new environment and making new friends. We are really enjoying our topic about fairy tales and especially love playing in our role play areas -  'The Three Pigs houses' and 'Grandma's Cottage' from Little Red Riding Hood. We are becoming experts at re-telling these traditional tales!

Spring Term

We are having a fun half term learning about superheroes and the heroes in our community. We know that firefighters, the police, paramedics and all the people who help us are so important to keep us safe and well. We have been enjoying acting out some of these roles in our pretend play.


We have also made a superhero city with modroc and used all the information we now know, to have a go at writing and counting.