Druing the Reception years, your child will learn to: 



 Say and use number names in familiar context

Talk in sentences

Count reliably up to 20 objects

Listen to others and respond appropriately

Recognise numerals 1 to 20 and order them correctly

Recognise individual letter sounds and the digraphs/trigraphs sh, ch, th, ay, ee, igh, ow, oo (zoo), oo (book), ar, or, air, ir, ou, oy, oi, er, ur, ure, ear, ai,oa

Use language such as more/less, greater/smaller, heavier/lighter to compare two quantities or numbers

In practical activities and discussion use the vocabulary related to addition and subtraction

Sound our and read simple three letter words which begin and end with a consonant and have a vowel in the middle e.g. hen, pig, fun, and similar four/five letter words.

Find one more/less than a number from 1 to 20

Add 2 single digit numbers together

Talk about what has happened in their reading book and be able to answer simple questions about it by finding the answer in the text.

Subtract a single digit number from another single digit number

Talk about poems, stories and non-fictional material

Talk about, recognise and recreate simple patterns

Know which letter to write in response to a sound

Name 2D and 3D shapes and describe them using mathematical language

Segment and spell simple three letter words which begin and end with a consonant, and have a vowel in the middle e.g. cat, dog, pit, and similar four/five letter words

Solve problems including doubling, halving and sharing

Order objects using direct comparison and order events

Hold a pencil correctly and form all letters correctly

Use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money

Use a capital letter at the beginning of a sentence

Use developing mathematical ideas and methods to solve practical problems

Use a full stop at the end of a sentence




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