At Bannockburn, we believe that children in Reception learn best by 'doing'. Reception is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and is based on the four main principles of the Early Years Profile; a unique child, positive relations, learning developments and enabling environments.

For this second half of the Summer Term, in Reception our learning will stem from the story, Naughty Bus, written by Jan & Jerry Oke.

Communication and Language

What we will do: Discuss our own experiences of transport and the different journeys we have taken in the past. Talk about our favourite sports and explain our reasons.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

What we will do: Revisit safety when using different transport. Talk about how we feel about moving to Year 1 and how we will transition from Reception. Visit our Year 1 classrooms and meet our teachers.   

Creative Arts and Design

What we will do: independently select resources to create transport pictures, explaining why we have chosen those materials and discuss what we could do to make our pictures/models better.

Physical Development

What we will do: Practise our letter formation, ensuring that they are formed in the correct way. Explore the different skills for our Sports Day, including balancing, races and relays. Invent our own sports games, thinking about how to play them and create rules.


What we will do: Look at the structure of stories to support our own story writing with a beginning, middle and end. Learn to write letters to our friends and our new teachers as part of our transition.


What we will do: Learn how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. Introduce the concepts of distance and speed, carrying out investigations using cars and ramps. Practise telling the time for o’clock and half past times.

Understanding the World

What we will do: Explore different modes of transport and talk about their features and why they are used for different journeys.  Talk about how transport has changed over time and label the parts of a transport.

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Reception Newsletter - Summer Term 2 - 2018

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