Foundation Stage

In our Nursery and Reception classes we cover a variety of topics over a two year period. Please have a look at all the things we will be learning about over the next two years. You can also see what we are focussing on for this term.

Early Years Foundation Stage Long Term Planning

 Planning subject to change based on children’s interests and learning needs.

Two Year Rolling Cycle

Year A Year B

Term

Topic

Themes

Trips / Visitors / Events

Autumn

All About Me

Families

Friends

Feelings

Autumn Walk

Library Visit

 

Celebrations

Bonfire night

Christmas

Diwali

Eid

Hanukkah

Christingle

Church

Fire safety talk

Christmas production

Spring

Traditional Tales

Animals

Woods

Bears

Storytelling

Woodland visits

Storytellers

People in the Locality

Shops

Library

Leisure Centre

Local amenities

Transport

Locality Walks

Library Visit

Post office visit

PCSO visit

 

Summer

Minibeasts

Butterflies

Life cycles

Habitats

Garden Centre

Talking Tarn

Butterfly house

Looking after caterpillars

Dobbies Garden Centre

Tadpoles

Seaside

The beach

Holidays

Travelling

Coast Guard

Seaside trip

 

Term

Topic

Themes

Trips / Visitors

Autumn

Ourselves

Body

Health

Senses

Dentist

Nurse

Doctor

Autumn Walk

Library Visit

Gifts

Toys

Presents

Giving

Christmas

Tullie House loan boxes

Christmas production

 

Spring

Fairy Tales

Princes and Princesses

Imagination

Creatures

Storytelling

Carlisle Castle

Pantomime

People Who help us

Fire fighters

Doctors

Paramedics

Police

Air ambulance

Hospital

Various visitors into school

Visit to the fire station.

Summer

Growing

Chicks

Animals

Farm

Plants

Hatching eggs

Walby farm

Tadpoles

 

Under the Sea

Sea Creatures

Boats

Pirates

Sea life

Maryport Aquarium

 

 

Summer Term Planning 2017

Mini Beast (Summer Term One)

The Seaside (Summer Term Two)

Communication and Language

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development

Children will be learning:

·   How to maintain concentration and listen and respond to other children and adults.

·   Be able to follow a story without pictures or props.

·   To use language to help them recreate roles in their play.

·   To use speech to express their ideas to others.

·   To follow simple instructions with more than one step.

·   To use speech to organise and sequence ideas.

·   Begin to introduce a storyline into their play.

·   To listen to stories accurately and respond to what they have heard.

 

Children will be learning:

·    How to initiate conversations and play attention to what others say.

·    To develop their confidence and talk about their own ideas, opinions and interests.

·    That their actions have an effect on the feelings of others.

·    To understand different emotions and what causes us to feel like this.

·    Begin to be able to negotiate with others and solve problems.

·   Play cooperatively with others, taking turns and sharing resources.

-  To describe themselves in positive terms, talking about what they can do.

 

Children will be learning:

·   How to negotiate space successfully and how to safely adjust speed or direction.

·    How to control balls and other resources by pushing, pulling, patting, throwing and catching.

·   How to handle tools and materials safely.

·   How to hold a pencil and use it effectively to write and recognisable letters.

·   Experiment with different ways of moving.

·   Develop control when using climbing and balancing equipment.

-   Understand how to be healthy and how exercise effects our bodies.

 

Literacy

Numeracy

Understanding of the world

Expressive Arts and Design

Children will be learning:

·  To explore a range of books.

·  To look at books independently.

· To hear and say rhyming words.

·  To hear and say the initial sounds in words.

·  To recognise and name letters.

· To recognise familiar signs and labels in the environment.

· To begin to read and write simple words, captions and sentences.

·  To begin to write words, captions and sentences.

·  To write irregular common words.

 

Children will be learning:

 

·  To recognise numbers first to 10 then to 20.

·  To accurately count a small amount of objects pointing to each one in turn.

·  To begin to recognise and name some 2D and 3D shapes.

· To make simple patterns, pictures and models using shapes.

·  To develop their understanding of more and less.

·  To find one more and one less than a number.

· To begin to understand addition and subtraction.

- To explore capacity, measure, money and time in simple terms.

 

Children will be learning:

 

·  To talk about their family and routines.

· To talk about their own experiences.

·  To notice and talk about changes they see happening.

·  To know about the similarities and differences between themselves and others.

·  To know about lifecycles and how things and people grow and change over time.

·   Find out about their local environment and the features of it.

- To use age appropriate ICT software. 

 

Children will be learning:

 

·   To create and explore different textures.

·   To use simple tools safely in their craft work.

·   To choose particular colours for a purposes.

·   To play alongside others in role play engaged in the same theme.

·    To create representations of objects, animals and people.

·   To use movements to respond to music.

·    To construct with a purpose in mind – knowing what they want to make.

·    To work together to act out and preform stories.

- To sing a range of familiar and new songs.