Reception curriculum


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Autumn term 1

Week 1

Jungle animals

Personal, Social & Emotional

Demonstrates friendly behaviour, initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults.

Aware of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations in the setting.

Communication & Language

Listens to others one to one or in small groups, when conversation interests them.

Focusing attention.

Is able to follow directions.

Physical

Mounts stairs, steps or climbing equipment using alternate feet.

Walks downstairs, two feet to each step while carrying a small object.

Draws lines and circles using gross motor movements.

FM – cutting.

Literacy

Listens to and joins in with stories and poems, one-to-one and also in small groups.

Looks at books independently.

Mathematics

Uses some number names and number language spontaneously.

Uses some number names accurately in play.

Realises not only objects, but anything can be counted, including steps, claps or jumps.

Recognise some numerals of personal significance.

Understanding the World

Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them.

Shows skill in making toys work by pressing parts or lifting flaps to achieve effects such as sound, movements or new images (lever/push button toys).

Expressive Arts & Design

Sings a few familiar songs.

Understands that they can use lines to enclose a space, and then begin to use these shapes to represent objects.

Beginning to construct, stacking blocks vertically and horizontally, making enclosures and creating spaces.

 

Week 2

Me and my world

Personal, Social & Emotional

Demonstrates friendly behaviour initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults.

Aware of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations in the setting.

Communication & Language

Listens to others one to one or in small groups, when conversation interests them.

Focusing attention.

Is able to follow directions.

Physical

Can attend to toileting needs most of the time themselves.

Can usually manage washing and drying hands.

FM – cutting.

Literacy

Listens to and joins in with stories and poems, one-to-one and also in small groups.

Looks at books independently.

Revisit- Phase 1 for L&S.

Mathematics

Uses some number names and number language spontaneously.

Uses some number names accurately in play.

Realises not only objects, but anything can be counted, including steps, claps or jumps.

Recognises some numerals of personal significance.

Understanding the World

Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them.

Shows skill in making toys work by pressing parts or lifting flaps to achieve effects such as sound, movements or new images.

Expressive Arts & Design

Sings a few familiar songs.

Understands that they can use lines to enclose a space, and use these shapes to represent objects.

Beginning to construct, stacking blocks vertically and horizontally making enclosures.

 

Week 3

Personal, Social & Emotional

Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks.

-Aware of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations in the setting.

Communication & Language

Listens to others one to one or in small groups, when conversation interests them.

Focusing attention.

Is able to follow directions.

Physical

Can attend to toileting needs most of the time themselves.

Can usually manage washing and drying hands.

FM- scissors.

Literacy

Enjoys rhyming and rhythmic activities.

Sometimes gives meaning to marks as they draw and paint.

Mathematics

Recites numbers in order to 10 and beyond.

Recognise and order numbers 10 and beyond.

Knows that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.

Understanding the World

Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

Expressive Arts & Design

Engages in imaginative role-play based on own first-hand experiences.

 

Week 4

Bears

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

Goldilocks and We’re going on a bear hunt. When Goldilocks went to the house of the three bears.

Personal, Social & Emotional

Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks.

Aware of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations in the setting

Communication & Language

Listens to others one to one or in small groups, when conversation interests them.

Focusing attention

Is able to follow directions.

Physical

Can attend to toileting needs most of the time themselves.

Can usually manage washing and drying hands.

FM – folding

Literacy

Enjoys rhyming and rhythmic activities

Sometimes gives meaning to marks as they draw and paint.

Letters and sounds – phase 2

Mathematics

Recites numbers in order to 10 and beyond.

Recognise and order numbers 10 and beyond.

Knows that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.

Understanding the World

Shows an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects such as cameras or mobile phones.

Expressive Arts & Design

Engages in imaginative role-play based on own first-hand experiences.

Explores colour and how colours can be changed.

Enjoys joining in with dancing and ring games.

Week 5

Personal, Social & Emotional

Initiates play, offering cues to peers to join them.

Keeps play going by responding to what others are saying or doing.

Aware of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations in the setting

Communication & Language

Listens to others one to one or in small groups, when conversation interests them.

Focusing attention

Is able to follow directions.

Physical

Can attend to toileting needs most of the time themselves.

Can usually manage washing and drying hands.

Draws lines and circles using gross motor movements.

FM- cutting

Literacy

Listens to and joins in with stories and poems, one-to-one and also in small groups.

Enjoys rhyming and rhythmic activities

Sometimes gives meaning to marks as they draw and paint.

Mathematics

Recites numbers in order to 10.

Shows an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects.

Selects a particular named shape.

Understanding the World

Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

Shows an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects such as cameras or mobile phones

Expressive Arts & Design

Engages in imaginative role-play based on own first-hand experiences

Explores colour and how colours can be changed.

Enjoys joining in with dancing and ring games.

 

Week 6

Black history month

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

Diwali stories / Diwali / Handa’s Surprise.

Personal, Social & Emotional

Initiates play, offering cues to peers to join them.

Keeps play going by responding to what others are saying or doing.

Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks.

Communication & Language

Listens to others one to one or in small groups, when conversation interests them.

Focusing attention.

Is able to follow directions.

Physical

Can attend to toileting needs most of the time themselves.

Can usually manage washing and drying hands.

FM – pinching.

Literacy

Listens to and joins in with stories and poems, one-to-one and also in small groups.

Looks at books independently.

Mathematics

Recites numbers in order to 10.

Shows an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects.

Counts up to three or four objects by saying one number name for each item.

Selects a particular named shape.

Understanding the World

Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

Shows an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects such as cameras or mobile phones.

Expressive Arts & Design

Engages in imaginative role-play based on own first-hand experiences.

Explores colour and how colours can be changed.

Enjoys joining in with dancing and ring games.

 

Autumn term 2

Week 1

Fireworks

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

Where’s Teddy? / Where’s Spot? Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night.

Personal, Social & Emotional

Can play in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas, e.g. building up a role-play activity with other children.

Can select and use activities and resources with help.

Communication & Language

Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall.

Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.

Physical

Runs skilfully and negotiates space successfully, adjusting speed or direction to avoid obstacles.

Uses one-handed tools and equipment, e.g. makes snips in paper with child scissors.

FM-Pinching.

Literacy

Recognises rhythm in spoken words.

Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.

Hears and says the initial sound in words.

Letters and sounds – phase 2.

Mathematics

Recognises numerals 1 to 10 and beyond.

Uses positional language.

Count objects 1-10 with 1:1 correspondence.

Understanding the World

Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience.

Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends.

Expressive Arts & Design

 

Taps out simple repeated rhythms.

Captures experiences and responses with a range of media, such as music, dance and paint and other materials or words.

Music express pg 78.

 

Week 2

Me and my world

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

The Three Billy Goats Gruff / Trip Trap.

Personal, Social & Emotional

Welcomes and values praise for what they have done.

Shows confidence in asking adults for help.

Communication & Language

Can retell a simple past event in correct order (e.g. went down slide, hurt finger).

Uses a range of tenses (e.g. play, playing, will play, played).

Physical

Negotiates space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles.

FM- Squeezing.

Literacy

Looks at books independently.

Handles books carefully.

Holds books the correct way up and turns pages.

Hears and says the initial sound in words.

Mathematics

Matches numeral and quantity correctly.

Recognises numerals 1 to 10 and beyond.

Begins to use the language of size big, medium, small.

Understanding the World

Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines.

Expressive Arts & Design

Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things.

Uses tools for a variety of purposes.

 

Week 3

Personal, Social & Emotional

Confident to talk to other children when playing, and will communicate freely about own home and community.

Communication & Language

Shows understanding of prepositions such as ‘under’, ‘on top’, ‘behind’ by carrying out an action or selecting correct picture.

Responds to simple instructions, e.g. to get or put away an object.

Physical

Negotiates space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles.

FM – Using tools e.g. stapler and hole punch etc.

Literacy

Ascribes meanings to marks that they see in different places.

Writes own name and other things such as labels, captions.

Hears and says the initial sound in words.

Mathematics

Compares two groups of objects, saying when they have the same number.

Recognise and count numerals 1 to 10 and beyond.

Shows interest in shape & looks for shapes in the environment and uses for construction.

Use everyday words to describe position.

Understanding the World

Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience.

Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends.

Expressive Arts & Design

 

Captures experiences and responses with a range of media, such as music, dance and paint and other materials or words.

Builds stories around toys, e.g. farm animals needing rescue from an armchair ‘cliff’.

 

Week 4

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

The Gingerbread Man / The Gingerbread Man Song

Personal, Social & Emotional

Can play in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas, e.g. building up a role-play activity with other children.

Can select and use activities and resources with help.

Communication & Language

Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall.

Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.

Physical

Runs skilfully and negotiates space successfully, adjusting speed or direction to avoid obstacles.

Uses one-handed tools and equipment, e.g. makes snips in paper with child scissors.

FM-Scissors.

Literacy

Ascribes meanings to marks that they see in different places.

Writes own name and other things such as labels, captions.

Hears and says the initial sound in words.

Mathematics

Recognises and counts numbers 1 to 10 and beyond.

Compares two groups of objects, saying when they have the same number.

Shows an interest in number problems

Understanding the World

Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience.

Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends.

Expressive Arts & Design

Captures experiences and responses with a range of media, such as music, dance and paint and other materials or words.

Beginning to move rhythmically.

Imitates movement in response to music.

 

Week 5

Personal, Social & Emotional

Confident to talk to other children when playing, and will communicate freely about own home and community

Communication & Language

Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall.

Joins in with refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.

Physical

Uses one-handed tools and equipment, e.g. makes snips in paper with child scissors.

Shows understanding of prepositions such as ‘under’, ‘on top’, ‘behind’ by carrying out an action or selecting correct picture.

Responds to simple instructions, e.g. to get or put away an object

FM-Scissors.

Literacy

Writes own name and other things such as labels, captions.

Hears and says the initial sound in words.

Letters and sounds – phase 3.

Mathematics

Recognises and counts numbers 1 to 10 and beyond.

Shows interest in shape and looks for shapes in the environment and uses for construction.

Uses shapes appropriately for tasks.

Beginning to talk about the shapes of everyday objects, e.g. ‘round’ and ‘tall’.

Understanding the World

Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience.

Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends.

Expressive Arts & Design

 

Captures experiences and responses with a range of media, such as music, dance and paint and other materials or words.

Beginning to move rhythmically. (dress rehearsal)

Imitates movement in response to music.

 

Week 6

Christmas

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

Nativity Story and other Christmas Stories / Father Christmas

Personal, Social & Emotional

Beginning to be able to negotiate through talk and solve problems. E.g. when someone has taken their toy.

Welcomes and values praise for what they have done.

Communication & Language

Beginning to use more complex sentences to link thoughts (e.g. using and, because).

Physical

Uses one-handed tools and equipment, e.g. makes snips in paper with child scissors.

Understands that equipment and tools have to be used safely.

FM- Revisit all skills.

Literacy

Uses some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning,

Representing some sounds correctly and in sequence.

Hears and says the initial sound in words.

Mathematics

Recognises counts and orders numbers 1 to 10 and beyond.

Uses shapes appropriately for tasks.

Uses familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models.

Understanding the World

Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

Expressive Arts & Design

Uses movement to express feelings.

Create simple representations of events, people and objects.

 

Week 7

Personal, Social & Emotional

Beginning to be able to negotiate through talk and solve problems. E.g. when someone has taken their toy.

Welcomes and values praise for what they have done.

Communication & Language

Beginning to use more complex sentences to link thoughts (e.g. using and, because).

Physical

Uses one-handed tools and equipment, e.g. makes snips in paper with child scissors.

Understands that equipment and tools have to be used safely.

FM – Revisit all skills.

Literacy

Uses some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning,

Representing some sounds correctly and in sequence.

Hears and says the initial sound in words.

Mathematics

Recognises counts and orders numbers 1 to 10 and beyond.

Uses shapes appropriately for tasks.

Uses familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models.

Understanding the World

Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

Expressive Arts & Design

 

Uses movement to express feelings.

Create simple representations of events, people and objects.

 

Summer term 1

Week 1

Growing

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

Jack and the Beanstalk/ I’m a little seed.

Personal, Social & Emotional

Takes steps to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. finding a compromise.

Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities.

Communication & Language

Able to follow a story without pictures or props.

Listens and responds to ideas expressed by others in conversation and discussion.

Extends vocabulary, especially by grouping and naming, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words.

Physical

Shows increasing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking it.

Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control.

Uses a pencil and holds it effectively to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed.

FM – Scissors.

Literacy

Continues a rhyming string.

Uses vocabulary and forms of speech that are increasingly influenced by their experiences of books.

Enjoys an increasing range of books.

Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.

Letters & sounds, Phases 2/3/4/5.

Mathematics

Orders two or three items by length or height. (1st week).

Beginning to use everyday language related to money. (related to shop role play, 2nd week).

AA’s – doubling (ELG).

Understanding the World

Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects.

Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time.

Shows care and concern for living things and the environment.

Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

Expressive Arts & Design

Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.

Plays cooperatively as part of a group to develop and act out a narrative.

 

Week 2

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

Jack and the Beanstalk / The Gardener Plants the Seeds.

Personal, Social & Emotional

Takes steps to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. finding a compromise.

Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities.

Communication & Language

Able to follow a story without pictures or props.

Extends vocabulary, especially by grouping and naming, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words.

Links statements to a main theme or intention.

Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, idea, feelings and events.

Physical

Shows increasing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking it.

Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control.

Uses a pencil and holds it effectively to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed.

FM – Scissors.

Literacy

Continues a rhyming string.

Uses vocabulary and forms of speech that are increasingly influenced by their experiences of books.

Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.

Enjoys an increasing range of books.

Mathematics

Orders two or three items by length or height. (1st week).

Beginning to use everyday language related to money. (related to shop role play, 2nd week).

AA’s – doubling (ELG).

Understanding the World

Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects.

Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time.

Shows care and concern for living things and the environment.

Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

Expressive Arts & Design

Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.

Plays cooperatively as part of a group to develop and act out a narrative.

 

Week 3

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

Jasper’s Beanstalk / The Gardener Plants the Seeds.

Personal, Social & Emotional

Takes steps to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g finding a compromise.

Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities.

Communication & Language

Links statements and sticks to a main theme or intention.

Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events.

Physical

Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control.

FM –squeezing.

Literacy

Begins to read words and simple sentences.

Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.

Mathematics

Begins to use everyday language related to time.

Orders and sequences familiar events.

Understanding the World

Can talk about the things they have observed such as plants and animals. (beans, cress seeds and tadpoles).

Developing an understanding of growth decay and changes over time.

Expressive Arts & Design

Uses simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately.

Selects appropriate resources and adapts work where necessary.

 

Week 4

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

The Little Red Hen/ Little Red Hen Chant.

Personal, Social & Emotional

Takes steps to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. finding a compromise.

Beginning to be able to negotiate and solve problems without aggression, e.g. when someone has taken their toy.

Communication & Language

Links statements and sticks to a main theme or intention.

Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events.

ELG – Responds to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.

Physical

Uses a pencil and holds it effectively to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed. .

FM – Kneading.

Literacy

Begins to read words and simple sentences.

Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.

Mathematics

Order two items by weight or capacity. Weighing ingredients to make bread.

Understanding the World

Can talk about the things they have observed such as plants and animals. (beans, cress and tadpoles).

Developing an understanding of growth decay and changes over time.

Expressive Arts & Design

Selects tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials they are using.

 

Week 5

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

The Little Red Hen/ The Little Red Hen Chant.

Personal, Social & Emotional

Takes steps to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. finding a compromise.

Beginning to be able to negotiate and solve problems without aggression, e.g. when someone has taken their toy.

Communication & Language

Links statements and sticks to a main theme or intention.

Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events.

ELG – Responds to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.

Physical

Uses a pencil and holds it effectively to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed.

FM – Kneading.

Literacy

Begins to read words and simple sentences.

Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.

Mathematics

Order two items by weight or capacity. Weighing ingredients to make bread.

Understanding the World

Can talk about the things they have observed such as plants and animals. (beans, cress and tadpoles).

Developing an understanding of growth decay and changes over time.

Expressive Arts & Design

Selects tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials they are using.

 

Week 6

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

Rosie’s walk / Chick, Chick, Chicken.

Personal, Social & Emotional

Takes steps to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. finding a compromise.

Beginning to be able to negotiate and solve problems without aggression, e.g. when someone has taken their toy.

Communication & Language

Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions (ELG).

Physical

Shows understanding of the need for safety when tackling new challenges, and considers and manages some risks.

FM – letter formation.

Literacy

Writes own name and other things such as labels, captions.

Mathematics

Can describe their relative position such as ‘behind’ or ‘next to’.

Understanding the World

Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

Expressive Arts & Design

Selects tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials they are using.

Summer term 2

Week 1

Growing

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

The Very Hungry Caterpillar/ Butterfly Life Cycle.

Personal, Social & Emotional

Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. (ELG).

They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. (ELG)

Communication & Language

Beginning to understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions.

They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events. (ELG)

Physical

Shows some understanding that good practices with regard to exercise, eating, sleeping and good health.

Uses a pencil and holds it effectively to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed. .

FM – Pinching.

Literacy

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. (ELG).

They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. (ELG)

Mathematics

In practical activities and discussion, beginning to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting.

Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing. (ELG).

1st Week AA’s doubling  and adding.

2nd Week halving take away.

Understanding the World

They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. (ELG).

Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. (ELG)

Expressive Arts & Design

Explores what happens when they mix colours.

Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect.

 

Week 2

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

The Very Hungry Caterpillar/ The Fuzzy Caterpillar.

Personal, Social & Emotional

Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. (ELG).

They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. (ELG)

Communication & Language

Beginning to understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions.

They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events. (ELG)

Physical

Shows some understanding that good practices with regard to exercise, eating, sleeping and good health.

uses a pencil and holds it effectively to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed. .

FM – Pinching.

Literacy

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. (ELG).

They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. (ELG)

Mathematics

In practical activities and discussion, beginning to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting.

Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing. (ELG).

1st Week AA’s doubling  and adding.

2nd Week halving take away.

Understanding the World

They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. (ELG).

Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. (ELG)

Expressive Arts & Design

Explores what happens when they mix colours.

Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect.

 

Week 3

Related to visit to Willow Farm

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

Farmer Duck/ Old Mac Donald had a farm…

Personal, Social & Emotional

Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children. (ELGs)

Communication & Language

Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity. (ELGs)

Physical

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.  They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

FM- Threading.

Literacy

Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read. (ELGs).

Mathematics

Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing. (ELG).

Understanding the World

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.  They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another (farm visit). They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes (caterpillars) (ELGs).

Expressive Arts & Design

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function (ELGs).

 

Week 4

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

Farmer Duck/Pig in the Pond/ Old Mac Donald had a farm…

Personal, Social & Emotional

Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children. (ELGs)

Communication & Language

Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity. (ELGs)

Physical

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.  They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

FM- Threading.

Literacy

Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read. (ELGs).

Mathematics

Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing. (ELG).

Understanding the World

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.  They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another (farm visit). They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes (caterpillars) (ELGs).

Expressive Arts & Design

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function (ELGs).

 

Week 5

Growing

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

Dear Zoo/ Walking through the Jungle.

Personal, Social & Emotional

Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help. (ELGs)

Communication & Language

Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events. (ELGs)

Physical

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.  They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing. (ELGs).

FM – Letter formation.

Literacy

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible. (ELGs).

Mathematics

Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing. (ELG).

Understanding the World

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.  They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. (ELGs)

Expressive Arts & Design

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories. (ELGs)

 

Week 6

Sports week

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

The hare and the tortoise/ We want to be fit! (Boogie beebies).

Personal, Social & Emotional

Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride. (ELG)

Communication & Language

Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.

They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events. (ELG)

Physical

Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently. (ELG).

FM – Letter formation.

Literacy

Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read. (ELG)

Mathematics

Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.  They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them. (ELG)

Understanding the World

Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions. (ELG)

Expressive Arts & Design

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. (ELG)

Week 7

Big Book & Nursery Rhyme

The hare and the tortoise/ We want to be fit! (Boogie beebies).

Personal, Social & Emotional

Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride. (ELG)

Communication & Language

Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.

They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events. (ELG)

Physical

Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently. (ELG).

FM – Cutting, scrubbing, squeezing.

Literacy

Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read. (ELG)

Mathematics

Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.  They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them. (ELG)

Understanding the World

Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions. (ELG)

Expressive Arts & Design

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. (ELG)