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Leiston Primary School

Leiston Primary School's Early Years Curriculum

Reception LTP 2023/2024

Teaching and learning:

In the Early Years Foundation Stage, there are 7 areas of learning:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

The prime areas are in bold and are the areas considered fundamental to success in all areas. Each area has an Early Learning Goal which is what your child is expected to achieve by the end of the year. We are following the new Development Matters guidance, which can be found here...


Teaching and learning is a mixture of adult focus and child led learning activities throughout the day.


Continuous Provision

In Reception play based learning is promoted and achieved through continuous provision. We plan the environment carefully to ensure that the provision provides challenge and meets the needs of your child. There will be invitations for learning, set up by adults and linked to the topic, but your child will also have have the ability to direct their own play. Your child will have free flow access to the outside area at all times. Playful adults will play alongside your child, introducing new language and providing challenge. 


Spring Term 1


Our topic this half term is “I wonder what tales I can tell?” We will be exploring  traditional Nursery rhymes and traditional tales and using these as a starting point for our learning adventure. 


We will continue with our daily phonics reviewing the letters and sounds we know and learning new digraphs (sh,ch,th,ng,ai,ee,igh,oa,oo,ar,or,ur,oy,ear,air). 


In maths we will be looking at recognising and ordering numbers to 10, counting to 20 and beyond, adding and subtracting numbers, talking about 3D shapes, weight, capacity, length and money.


As part of our 'Understanding the World' we will think about healthy and unhealthy food and what we need to grow.  We'll learn about the wonderful world of birds take part in 'The Big Bird Watch'.


We are very excited about all of the learning we will do this term!  


Key dates this term: 

Friday February 9th at 2:45 (please come to school office) You are invited to come and share favourite books with the children.


Wednesday 14th February: 'wear what you love' day


Monday 19th - Friday 23rd February: HALF TERM


Tuesday 12th March  at 2.30 (please come to the school office) You are invited to our celebration of learning in class.


Friday 22nd March: Non-uniform for chocolate donations for Easter hampers


Monday 25th March: Easter Hamper Draw


Thursday 28th March: Last day of term


Monday 15th April: School reopens after the Easter Holidays