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Cygnus is a class of 14 Reception children aged 4 and 5.

Mrs Williams teaches Cygnus class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays, Mrs Smith teaches Cygnus class on Thursday and Fridays. Mrs Morris is the Teaching Assistant who works in Cygnus, supporting the children’s learning. 

Autumn 2023-24 Term 1 Topic overview

Autumn 2023-24 Term 2 Topic overview  

 Spring 2023-24 Term 3 Topic overview

Spring 2023-24 Term 4 Topic overview

Summer 2023-24 Term 5 Topic overview

The curriculum for the Reception children underpins all future learning by supporting, fostering, promoting and developing the pupil’s learning in the seven areas of the Reception curriculum. 

All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.  Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting pupil’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

These three areas, the prime areas, are:

  • communication and language (listening, attention and  understanding; speaking);
  • physical development (gross motor skills, fine motor skills);
  • personal, social and emotional development (self-care, self regualtions, building relationships). 

The four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied are:

  • literacy (comprehension, word reading, writing);
  • mathematics (numbers, numerical patterns);
  • understanding the world (people, culture and communities, the natural world, past and present);
  • expressive arts and design (creating with materials, being imaginative and expressive). 

 Exciting first hand experiences, both child-initiated and adult-led, enable pupils to develop knowledge, understanding and key skills in all areas of learning, which provide a sound basis for later education. 


Click to view expectations for the end of Reception