Crockerne Church of England Primary School

To be the best me that I can be

Reception / Year 1

Welcome to Reception / Year 1!




Welcome to Reception / Year 1

Term 5 & 6


The children continue to do a fantastic job of following our class rules and we are very proud of them! They have been earning lots of gem points for super focus, supporting others, being responsible and perseverance. Well done Badgers, Squirrels and Owls!



Term 5 & 6 project - Who's the Queen of the Castle?  


This term the children will be learning about the past and about location. This project focuses on the History and Geography areas of the curriculum. We will look at our local area of Pill, studying features of where we live. We will also study maps of Britain and of the world to find places we know and places of interest. We will be focusing on our Queen and the Jubilee.


In maths, Reception will be exploring numbers beyond 10, writing numerals, fact families, doubling, odd and even, addition and subtraction and pattern.   


Year 1 will be exploring multiplication and division, fractions, money and time.


We all have phonics every day. Reception are continuing to learn the Phase 3 sounds - vowel diagraphs (ar, er, or, oi, ou, ow, oo, oo) and are practising blending them into simple words.  Year 1 will consolidate all sounds learnt and write them in words and sentences.  


Children will continue with our weekly Rainbow Challenges, which support and extend their independent play and learning. 


Reception parents:  please remember to access your child’s Tapestry learning diary.  Please feel free to add any photographs and comments.  Please try to share a book with your child 4 times per week.


Year 1 parents: please remember to read 4 times per week.  Check your Purple Mash log in and explore the site together.  



From the Early Years and Year 1 team 

Project Overview


These are the projects in our two year cycle.



Term 1 & 2

Term 3&4

Term 5&6

2020 / 2021



What animals can we find in our bible stories?

Plants and fitness

How does a plant keep fit?


Is it a pirate’s life for me?

Subject Focus

Science, Geography, RE

Science and PE

DT, History and Geography

2021 / 2022



How is the world filled with colour?

Traditional Tales

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?


Who’s the queen of the castle?

Subject Focus

Art and Science focus

English and DT and Science focus

History and Geography focus

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Reception Curriculum

These three areas are known as the prime areas:

  • Communication and Language (CL)
  • Physical Development (PD)
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

These prime areas are supported, strengthened and applied by four specific areas:

  • Literacy (L)
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Understanding of the World (UW)
  • Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)


Year 1 Curriculum

We teach the National Curriculum through our project theme approach.


Recommended Reading List - Reception and Year One