Reception Projects

Here is an overview of all of our Foundation 2 (Reception) projects.

Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs)

Why are carrots orange?

What do we like to eat? Are we happy to try something new? Explore these questions and more in this project about eating well, staying healthy and trying something new.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Are we there yet?

Which vehicles move quickly? Can you ride a bike to Australia? Explore these questions and more in this project about transport, travel and places near and far!

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Can I switch it on?

Can I switch it on? How does it work? Explore these questions and more in this project about technology.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Do cows drink milk?

Do cows drink milk? Do hens lay square eggs? Explore these questions and more in this project about life on the farm and the animals that live there.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Do you want to be friends?

Do you want to be friends? Would you like to play with me? Explore these questions and more in this project about friendship, being kind and working together.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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What can you see in summer?

What can see in summer? What can you smell? Explore these questions and more in this project about summer, the changes that happen in the natural world and things people do during the summer months.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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What happens when I fall asleep?

Why are there stars in the sky at night? Does everyone go to bed at the same time as me? Explore these questions and more in this project about night time.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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What is a reflection?

Why can I see myself in a puddle? Are a butterfly's wings the same? Explore these questions and more in this project about reflections and symmetry.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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What's that sound?

What's that sound? Do you like things to be loud or quiet? Explore these questions and more in this project about familiar and unfamiliar sounds and music.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Who lives in a rockpool?

Which creature live on the seashore? Why do crabs have shells? Explore these questions and more in this project about the seashore and the plants and animals that live there.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Why do ladybirds have spots?

Why do ladybirds have spots? Why do spiders spin webs? Explore these questions and more in this project about minibeasts and their habitats.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Why do squirrels hide their nuts?

Why do squirrels hide their nuts? Why do hedgehogs hibernate? Explore these questions and more in this project about the seasonal change in the natural world during late autumn and winter.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Why do zebras have stripes?

Why do zebras have stripes? Where do lions live? Explore these questions and more in this project about Africa and the wild animals that live there.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Why don't snakes have legs?

Why don't snakes have legs? Why do chameleons change colour? Explore these questions and more in this project about reptiles, their characteristics and habitats.

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Will you read me a story?

Was the Big Bad Wolf really so bad? How many bowls of porridge did Goldilocks eat? Explore these questions and more in this magical project all about fairy tales, goodies and baddies!

Areas covered: Communication and language; Physical development; Personal, social and emotional development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world; Expressive arts and design.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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“Ofsted love the curriculum and it is what brought us through as a 'good' school.”

Richard Osler, Deputy Headteacher
Broad Oak Primary School

“Ofsted were extremely positive about the way that we had used the Cornerstones framework to 'revamp and expand our previously narrow curriculum' and told the school leaders that this had been a 'wise decision'.”

Ruth Scales, Assistant Head Teacher
Westwood Farm School

“You can see the impact when you talk to the children in my school, the parents, the staff and my governing body.”

Roulla Gabriel, Principal
Hockley Heath Primary School

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“I believe it made a major contribution to our school moving from 'Requires Improvement' back to 'Good'.”

David Hall, Head Teacher
Brackensdale ER Junior School

“Cornerstones allows us to be creative and explore exciting themes through a robust teaching framework.”

Dominic Broad, Acting Deputy Head Teacher
Barry Island Primary School

“Cornerstones gave us all a fresh start and we've never looked back.”

Jill Bramwell, Deputy Head
Blackrod Primary School

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“My daughter is totally engaged with the curriculum and coming home so happy ”

Karin, Parent of Year 5 pupil
St. Michael's RC Primary