Southfield Primary School

Reception Handel

Mrs Williams is the class teacher in Reception Handel. 


Autumn 2 2021-22



Reception has had a blast this term learning lots of new facts about space. Our role-play areas were transformed into space stations and we whizzed through the solar system in our imaginary rockets! We used junk materials to create moon buggies and spent time finding out about each of the planets. We read many wonderful stories, including, ‘Aliens Love Underpants’, ‘The Marvellous Moon Map’ and ‘Whatever Next’. A story we particularly enjoyed was ‘Man on the Moon’-a story about Bob, whose job is to look after the moon. We loved the illustrations and used these as inspiration for our own play aliens in our Maths Through Story lesson, where we shaped play dough into different 3D shapes. At the end of term, we enjoyed taking part in a workshop run by ‘Perform’, where we played lots of games and even had a visit from an alien! We loved coming to school in our space-related costumes!

Autumn 1 2021-22



What a wonderful half term we have had in Reception! The children have settled in well and have adjusted well to their school routines.

Our topic was ‘Myself’ and as part of this we have been getting to know our new classmates and building friendships. As part of a special homework project, the children decorated a shoe box which they filled with special items that represent them, which they then presented to their classmates.

When looking at the story of ‘Funny Bones’ we learnt about different bones in our bodies and made some skeleton pictures. Children have role played in the home corner and retold the stories of ‘The Little Red Hen’ and ‘Peace at Last’ using masks and puppet. They also drew and labelled their favourite part of the story as part of Creative Writing.

In Maths we have been counting to 20. We have been practicing recognising numerals 0-9 and how to find one more and one less. We have explored Maths through Stories where we enjoyed counting together using lots of objects, including our fingers and toes.



Below are links to our current curriculum overviews. 

Autumn 1 Curriculum Overview

Autumn 2 Curriculum Overview