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Kings Hill School Primary & Nursery

Inspired to believe, Inspired to achieve


Welcome to Reception at Kings Hill School. Our classes are called Lion Cubs and Tiger Cubs.

Welcome to Tiger Cubs!

Our teacher is Miss Hampton Our teaching assistant is Mrs Fouracre.


 Welcome to Lion Cubs!

Our teachers are Mrs Hollyhomes and Mrs Lyons  Our teaching assistant is Mrs Montgomery.


Summer Term 2023

Welcome to Reception! We hope you all had a lovely break and we are looking forward to carrying on your learning journey with you.

For more information on our remote learning offer for those working from home, please click here


Below is an overview of the learning that will take place this term

English Key Text: The Tiny Seed, Jasper's Beanstalk, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and How does a Frog Grow? 

Comprehension, word reading and writing: To blend sounds into words, so that they can read short words made up of known letter-sound correspondences. To demonstrate understanding of what has been read to them by retelling stories and narratives using their own words and recently introduced vocabulary. To use and understand recently introduced vocabulary during discussions about stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems and during role play. To say a sound for each letter in the alphabet and read words consistent with their phonic knowledge by sound-blending. Write recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed. 

Communication and Language: Listening, Attention and Understanding and Speaking. To ask questions to find out more and to check they understand what has been said to them. To develop social phrases and engage in story times. To make comments about what they have heard and ask questions to clarify their understanding. To hold conversation when engaged in back-and-forth exchanges with their teacher and peers. 

Maths: To explore number patterns to 20 and order numbers to 20. To explore tangrams.

Understanding the World: To understand the key features of the lifecycle of plants and animals. To identify some of the plants and animals in a familiar habitat and describe the characteristics of some plants and animals (grow, change). Sequence events in chronological order (‘my day’, making a sandwich, lifecycles). To know that Britain has had a king or queen for many years and learn about the life of someone famous who lived in the past. To create shapes and text on a screen and be able to talk about different kinds of information such as pictures, video, text and sound. 


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Expressive Arts and Design:  To know that 2D representations are flat and 3D are solid and 3D representations can be created using malleable materials, junk modelling. To use different materials to express ideas. To know where food comes from and that recipes are instructions for making food. To understand that different instruments make different sounds and group them accordingly.

Physical Development: Athletics

  • Negotiate obstacles when walking and running to include; lines, cones, hoops, etc. by adjusting speed and/or direction.
  • Explore jumping far and landing on feet with some control.
  • Jump on and off lines, in and out of hoops showing some control. 

For more detail about your child's learning, please refer to this term's curriculum map. 

Click here to see the reading, writing and maths expectations in Reception  

Curriculum Map

Term 1 Curriculum Map

Term 2 Curriculum Map

Term 3 Curriculum Map

Term 4 Curriculum Map

Term 5 Curriculum Map


Class Timetables

Tiger Cub Class Timetable

Lion Cub Class Timetable  

Reading and Writing in Reception

By the end of the Reception year children should be able to read and understand simple sentences through the teaching of reading with phonically decodable books.. They can use their phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They can also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Children should also be able to use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They can also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Mathematics in Reception

By the end of Reception children should be able to count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. When using quantities and objects, they can add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They can solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them. 

Outdoor Learning in EYFS

The outdoors is a place where children can continue to learn by doing. They carry on building on the knowledge, skills and understanding that they have already acquired to make sense of the world around them. They are active learners, seeking information and continuing to question and explore. Being outdoors provides a focus for different types of experiences which support young children’s growing sense of confidence and autonomy. This is enhanced by the enjoyment of new challenges, such as seeking and finding treasure on a treasure hunt. Their enthusiasm to participate in outdoor experiences is expanded as their social and communication skills develop and they seek out and enjoy the company of adults and other children.