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Reception Topic Overview

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Marvellous Me


Once Upon a Time

On the Farm


A Pirate’s Life for Me

Key Texts

  • You Choose
  • The Colour Monster Goes to School
  • 10 Rules of a Birthday Wish
  • Argh! There’s a Skeleton Inside You!
  • Can I Build Another Me?
  • When I Grow Up – Melanie Joyce / I can be anything – Jerry Spinelli




  • Supertato
  • Traction Man
  • Superworm
  • Juniper Jupiter


  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • What the Ladybird Heard
  • Little Red Hen
  • Farmer Duck
  • Rosie’s Walk
  • A Squash and a Squeeze
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • The Bad Tempered Ladybird
  • The Very Busy Spider
  • Mad About Minibeasts
  • The Big Book of Bugs
  • Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs
  • Pirates in the Supermarket
  • Pirates Love Underpants
  • Pirate Pete/Mrs Pirate
  • Commotion in the Ocean



First Hand Experiences

Sharing photos from the past

Creating self-portraits

Visit from real life superheroes

Making porridge and gingerbread men

Building boats


Farm visit

Farm shop role play

Living eggs

Observational drawings

Class caterpillars


Observational drawings

Pirate day