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Biggin Hill School, Bromley

YR Mackenzie Thorpe Class

Welcome to Reception!  

The EYFS Curriculum consists of 7 areas of learning; 

The 4 Specific Areas

This half term our topic will be âœ¨'All About Me'✨ We will be focusing on the similarities and differences each of us have and how this makes us unique. We will be reading key texts such as The Great Big Book of Families, Peace at Last as well as lots of others. 


We will be starting our phonics teaching this half term. We are starting with Phase 2. We will continue to follow the 'Read, Write Inc' Phonics scheme. Each day we will do a 15 minute class based phonics session. This will consist of identifying sounds, learning how to form the grapheme correctly and segmenting words into their individual sounds. 


Your child will be coming home with a reading book in the upcoming weeks. As a school we very much promote reading for pleasure and we would like your child to read at least 3x a week. Your child needs to hand their book in daily, so they can have it changed and read with an adult in school when it is their day. To begin with the books may not have words - this is so the children can create their own stories from the pictures with you. 


This half term we will be focusing on matching, sorting and comparing amounts. We will be using lots of practical resources such as numicon, blocks, multi-link cubes and 2D shapes. 


💫 ðŸ’« Info💫 ðŸ’« 

-PE is on MONDAY MORNINGS. Kits can be left for the half term and will be sent home on the final week.  

-Forest School: Our Forest School session every FRIDAY Please remember your waterproofs, wellies and outdoor coat. We go to Forest School whatever the weather - so always be prepared! ⛅🌨️☔🌈. Our sessions are: 

-Please bring in a pair of wellies to have in school incase they are needed for outdoor learning. 

Have a look at our class gallery to see what we have been up too! Also keep a look out on the class stream for updates and reminders. 

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  • Our Curriculum Map

  • Progression of Skills & Curriculum Overview - Reception