Reception - Robins

 Welcome to Robins the Reception Class at Wychbold!

We work hard through investigating and exploring all areas of the Early Years Curriculum. In Reception there are three prime areas of learning and four specific areas of learning.

The prime areas are:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development

The specific areas are:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding of the world
  • expressive art and design

We provide a happy, safe, caring and stimulating environment both indoors and out. The children enjoy a range of practical learning experiences which encourages their understanding of the world around them and enables them to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Children's ideas and opinions are valued and respected by adults and the other children, creating an environment in which children are not afraid of making mistakes and taking risks. We encourage the children to become independent and self-motivated in their learning, using their interests to lead their learning. Children are encouraged to share their own ideas which are incorporated into our planning. By valuing children's contributions toward our planning all our pupils continue to be motivated learners.

The children particularly enjoy a weekly visit to our forest school, mark making, role play, working with letters and numbers and of course getting messy! 

We aim to give the children in Robins the best start to their education through child initiated and adult led activities.



Proposed mini topics Curriculum Plan 2016-2017. Reception.

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Marvellous me (including Harvest Festival)

Diwali/  Bonfire Night


Julia Donaldson


Green fingers.

Mini beasts

Pete the Cat


Once upon a time… in the woods

Under the Sea

Snow and Ice/ Christmas

Record Breakers



Pirates and Princesses



 Next week we are beginning to learn about the Nativity Story and will be starting our Christmas craft and activities. We are enjoying learning our parts in our Christmas play and love singing all the songs!