Welcome to Reception Class.. 
Autumn 1 theme 
        This is my life        
Mini theme
             Me and my family             
       This is our house 
         Peace at last                     
        So much                  
We are learning about our families past and present, The different names we call our family members. We are learning about our heritage and where our ancestors, relatives and family come from even though we are all living in England. We will locate the different continents on the map and learn a song to remember them. 
Autumn 2 Theme
Tales and Wonder
Mini Theme
Mad about minibeasts
Three Little Pigs 
The Nativity/Twinkle Twinkle
We are learning about tales and where they come from. How storytelling has travelled from generation to generation. How important storytelling for building literacy. 
We are learning how different people celebrate Christmas and other celebrations that people celebrate during the winter seasons such as Diwali, All souls day, Hanukkah and  Kwanza 
Spring 1 Theme
Adventurous Journeys
Mini Theme
Where we live
Into the Pond
Let’s creep through crocodile creek
All aboard for the Bobo road
This is London
We are learning about where we live our community of Hackney and around our school. We are also learning that we live in the city of London and that it is the capital of England. We will talk about winter and different animals that are nocturnal and hibernate. We will remember the continents and oceans. We will learn that the weather changes and is compare London weather to other parts of the world  such as Africa. 
Spring 1 Theme
Adventurous Journeys
Mini Theme
Poetry: The Farmyard by AA Attwood
The pirates are coming
We are learning about Pirates and Great Explorers. We are also learning who Pirates were, what they did and why they did these things. We will learn about the meaning of the word piracy.  We will learn about the five oceans of the world were you would find them on the map. We will learn vocabulary such as explorer, maps, treasure, confident and compass. We will then go on to learn about the great explorers of the world and ones that travelled by land, sea, ice, space and air. We will look mainly at the explorer Matthew Henson.
Here is a great book to read to talk about families 
Celebrations through the year