St George the Martyr CE

Primary School

‘Go shine in the world and live as Jesus did with compassion, honesty and integrity.’

What we learn about in Reception

Please click below to view the curriculum for this academic year. 

Reception Curriculum Newsletters

In the Foundation Stage we organise the curriculum in line with the national guidelines for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the areas of learning and development. These are:


Personal, social and emotional development

  • Playing together
  • Developing confidence
  • Learning to share
  • Learning to negotiate
  • Learning to be independent
  • Respecting each other
  • Learning about relationships
  • Making friends
  • Learning to play

Communication, language and literacy

  • Learning to read
  • Learning to ask and answer questions
  • Learning to talk with confidence
  • Learning to listen
  • Learning to join in
  • Learning to talk to each other
  • Learning to enjoy stories, songs and music
  • Learning to write 

Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy

  • Learning about number
  • Learning about patterns
  • Learning about shapes
  • Learning mathematical words
  • Working out problems
  • Learning to sort
  • Learning about measures

Knowledge and understanding of the world

  • Learning about ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
  • Finding out about ourselves
  • Planting seeds
  • Learning about living things
  • Looking for insects
  • Observing things happen
  • Predicting what will happen next
  • Learning about materials
  • Looking at where we live
  • Building large and small models

Physical development

  • Learning about our bodies
  • Learning to move with control and coordination
  • Learning to move safely
  • Making large models
  • Using different equipment

Creative development

  • Learning to role-play
  • Learning to act out stories
  • Learning to use our imagination
  • Learning to paint and draw
  • Learning to dance
  • Learning to sing