Foundation Stage

In Nursery and Reception 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

 

 

Autumn Term Planning 2018

  • All About Me (Autumn One)
  • We will be learning all about our Family, Friends and our Feelings.
  • We will learn about what foods are good for us and which are not.
  • We will be learning how to be good friends to each other and how to make new friends.
  • We will be Looking at how we have changed since we were babies.
  • Celebrations (Autumn Two)
  • We will be learning about festivals and celebrations from other cultures.
  • We will be sharing our own experiences of celebrations.
  • We will find out about the things different people do to celebrate.
  • We will be finding out about gifts and why people give gifts.
  • We will be preparing to celebrate Christmas ourselves.

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.
  • To use language to help them recreate roles in their play.
  • To use speech to express their ideas to others.
  • To follow simple instructions.
  • Developing speech and Language skills.

 

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.
  • About the boundaries and rules of the classroom.
  • Understand their own and other peoples emotions.
  • How to make and keep friends.
  • How to be a good friend to others

 

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 make marks.
  • How to make clockwise and vertical movements.

 

 

 

Literacy

Numeracy

Understanding of the world

Expressive Arts and Design

Children will be learning:

  • About rhyming words and what makes a rhyme.
  • To hear and say the initial sounds in words.
  • To recognise and name some letters.
  • To make marks and say what they mean.
  • To write their own name.
  • To enjoy a range of books.

 

 

 

Children will be learning:

  • To recognise some numbers.
  • To count out a small amount of objects pointing to each one in turn.
  • To begin to recognise and name some 2D shapes.
  • To use language of position, next to, on top of etc.
  • To make simple patterns using shapes.
  • To order familiar event

 

Children will be learning:

  • To talk about their family and routines.
  • About different people in families.
  • About different people they come into contact with at school.
  • To talk about their own experiences.
  • To know about the similarities and differences between themselves and others.
  • To use simple ICT tools

 

 

Children will be learning:

  • New songs about families, friends and feelings.
  • To explore and talk about the different sounds instruments make.
  • 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. .

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Support your child's development at home...

Playdough Recipe:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp cream of tartae
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • Food colouring of desired choice.  

 

 

Tips for Communicating with your child:

https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/media/20506/summer_talk_-_2012_version.pdf 

 

http://www.home-speech-home.com/how-to-improve-communication-skills.html

Support Phonics:

So, what exactly is phonics?

Words are made up from small units of sound called phonemes. Phonics teaches children to be able to listen carefully and identify the phonemes that make up each word. This helps children to learn to read words and to spell words

In phonics lessons children are taught three main things:

GPCs

They are taught GPCs. This stands for grapheme phoneme correspondences. This simply means that they are taught all the phonemes in the English language and ways of writing them down. These sounds are taught in a particular order. The first sounds to be taught are s, a, t, p.

Blending

Children are taught to be able to blend. This is when children say the sounds that make up a word and are able to merge the sounds together until they can hear what the word is. This skill is vital in learning to read.

Segmenting

Children are also taught to segment. This is the opposite of blending. Children are able to say a word and then break it up into the phonemes that make it up. This skill is vital in being able to spell words.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase1Menu.htm

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase2Menu.htm

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm 

 

 

 

Support Number:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16

Number recognition games can be very exciting for your child and free too!

Reading numbers on doors, car registration plates, on letters, on clocks, on calendars. Going on number hunts around the house or garden area are great fun!

Counting games can be done whenever and wherever. Whilst waiting in cues, whilst out shopping, whilst sitting in the car or even at meal times.