Reception Summer Curriculum | King's Hall School Taunton

Reception Summer Curriculum

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Hello Summer!

Hello Summer!


Welcome back! During the first half of the Summer Term, our main topic is 'space'. This is closely followed by the 'seaside' after half term. For both of these we will continue to develop the children’s own personal interests through ongoing observations. They will then continue their learning journey through the seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, which are as follows:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development


As always there will be a strong emphasis in this area with a specific focus during circle time sessions, as well as everyday support and encouragement through all classroom and playtime activities. Children will be encouraged to work more independently in small groups or individually.

Physical Development

Physical Development


In readiness for Sports Day, the children will be engaging in activities such as swimming, gymnastics, balancing and teamwork. They will become more independent in changing themselves through PE and swimming. We will also continue to develop their fine motor skills and co-ordination through a variety of daily activities and an additional focused handwriting session.

Literacy, Language and Communication

Literacy, Language and Communication


The children will be encouraged to communicate with each other and adults through small group sessions on the carpet and specific times such as snack. They will also be encouraged to listen carefully to each other at circle time and during phonics sessions.

In Literacy, through a variety of texts and genres involving space and the seaside, we will be developing the children’s phonic knowledge, unaided writing and reading strategies, including early comprehension.

Meanwhile in mathematics, We will be focusing on developing the childrens' knowledge and understanding of subtraction and addition strategies, and developing their understanding of place value beyond 10. Our topic work and role play will also promote the children’s language and understanding of shape, space and measures.

Expressive Arts and Design

Expressive Arts and Design


In this area there will be opportunities to use different media to create representations of space and the seaside. We will also be rehearsing for the Pre Prep Summer Show, where the children will have the opportunity to develop and showcase their dance and drama skills.

Kit and Essentials

Kit and Essentials


Forest School will take place every Friday; please ensure your child is suitably dressed with long sleeves and trousers.

PE/Games takes place on Mondays; please could all children have their PE kit in school so that they may change each week for their lesson. This is to develop their skills in readiness for Year 1. Children will also need a swimming bag left in school for hot days. This will need to include swimming costume/trunks, rash vest, swimming hat (girls only), towel, armbands (if needed) and flip flops. Please let a member of staff know if your child needs any specific requirements. Please apply sun cream to your child in the morning and we will top up when necessary.

Thank you

Thank you


This will be a very busy, exciting term, so please feel free to come and discuss what your child has been doing in school, as we know they are often reluctant to share information. Please also encourage your child to bring in items of interest from home related to our topics and save their home toys for Golden Time on Fridays.

Once again, thank you for your continued support.

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Pelican Explorers

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand-new pre-school programme, Pelican Explorers.

Throughout the year, we will be running a series of classes designed to help children aged 3-4 develop their communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills in a fun and creative environment.

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