Autumn 2022 Project Map
Spring 2023 - Project Map
Welcome to Reception!

This term, our project big question will be ‘What’s Up There?’ With weekly mini questions. We have begun with ‘How do you feel?’ talking about emotions and feelings.

Curriculum and key dates

What’s Up There?’ is our opportunity to engage the children in thinking about the world around us and beyond. We’ll begin by thinking about what is above us and will encourage the children to share their ideas which may lead to answering questions about the weather and heaven. Throughout the term we will be using fictions books such as ‘Whatever Next’ and ‘Peace at Last’ and non-fiction texts to respond to our question and will be threading this theme through all the 7 areas of learning that are part of our Early Years curriculum. We will continue to build on and embed the skills the children have been learning in phonics and maths and the children’s social and emotional development. This project will also allow us to continue building on their communication and language skills. We also hope that the children’s engagement will be reflected at home and you can support your child in sharing ideas and knowledge with them. We will be encouraging the children to ask their own questions whilst also answering questions posed to them.

Reading at home

Children will continue to bring their reading books home from school and they should be reading for 5-10 minutes every day. Please ensure that your child has their Read, Write Inc book, reading book and reading diary in their bag on Wednesday as they will be taking home new books. Our story book swap is on Friday, please ensure that your child has their story book in their bag to be swapped. The children will again be taking part in the reading challenge where they will be earning certificates for reading 20, 50, 100 times and beyond and these will be awarded to the children during celebration worship on a Friday. Please remember to record the title of the book in your child’s diary and make any notes you feel would be helpful for us to know about how they did.


We will be teaching P.E. every Friday from January. Your child will come to school each Friday already dressed in their full PE kit, there is no need to bring their school uniform. If there is any reason why your child cannot participate in a PE session, please let the class teacher know through email. On this day please can you ensure earrings are not worn (they need to be taped up for PE if you cannot remove them) and long hair is tied back.

Water bottles and snacks

A gentle reminder to please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school every day. The government provides one piece of fruit/vegetable for each child daily, however we welcome you providing extra snacks for your child but please ensure these are healthy e.g. fruit, vegetables, dry crackers, breadsticks or similar. These snacks must be also be nut free and egg free.


We are really looking forward to the coming term and hope the children’s enthusiasm and engagement will shine through at home. As always, our door is always open and we are happy to answer any questions or discuss concerns. Please do contact us on the Early Years email: if you have any questions.


Many thanks for your continued support,


Miss Johnson and Mrs Hill