Autumn Term

This Is Me!

This learning overview provides an insight into the children’s learning experiences at the start of their Reception Year. The learning opportunities will also continue to be enhanced as children build up their own unique experiences and share ideas with their friends, as is the ethos of the EYFS. Through the continuous provision, children are given lots of opportunities for child-initiated investigation and play. This approach allows children to discover and test new things independently, consolidate new learning and gain a deeper understanding. This approach, we believe, helps them to become more independent through the Characteristics of Effective Learning that we are promoting: Playing and Exploring, Active Learning, Creative and Thinking Critically

Possible Lines Of Development

Are we all the same?

Self – portraits


Inside our bodies

Keeping Healthy




Bonfire Night



Enquiry Questions

We start our theme by sharing a ‘talking tub’ with the children. Inside the tub we place a variety of interesting and exciting objects that children explore and talk about. We listen carefully to what the children have to say about these objects, noting what they already know, what interests them and what questions they ask. These interests and the things they want to find out lead our learning journey.

Possible Wow Days

“This is Me” day (favourite clothes, books, food, toys etc.)

Visit by school nurse or doctor

School Value Focus

Planning and holding a party for Broughton Bear

A Christening at the church.

Parents Stay and Play


School value of the term is: I can be confident

Begin Circle Time

School rules and routines

Getting to know each other and our names

Who we are and our families

Introducing Key Worker Groups


I am Special/Special People


Learn Set 1 Sounds

Practise Fred talking and word building

Add. Reading simple words and sentences in our story books

Add here. Reading Set 1 high frequency words

Practising pre-writing skills e.g lines and circles

Learning to write our names and the Set 1 sounds

Writing simple words

Opportunities to write in the provision and linked to our theme, e.g. lists, cards, invites, labels.


Sorting and matching objects in pairs and groups

Comparing Amounts

Comparing size, mass and capacity

Making simple patterns

Representing, comparing and the composition of 1,2 and 3

Circles and triangles

Positional Language

Representing, comparing and the composition of 4 and 5

One more and one less

Shapes with four sides


Basic fundamental movements (travelling in different ways)

Ball skills: Throwing catching.


As musicians, we will learn to sing in a group. We will learn to use actions to help us perform and feel music. We will learn about keeping the beat. We will explore music that links to the changing seasons and celebrations.