Early Years Foundation Stage
Early Years Curriculum Overview – Autumn Term
Topic – Seaside and All About Me
|Communication and Language||Encouraging conversation with others. Use of social conventions. Making needs known/ taking messages to others. Following simple instructions. Friday Friend feedback. Cross curricular circle times||As Autumn 1 plus Retelling stories in small groups. Drama / puppets
Circle times continued
|Physical Development||Learning to change and dress independently. Write dance / parachute and circle games .
Using malleable materials.
Teach tracing plus other fine motor skills , threading, peg boards etc. Scissor skill activities.
Gym – ways of moving (Val Sabin scheme)
|As Autumn 1 plus Obstacle course / Dance (Trialling Val Sabin)
All other PD activities are on going and tailored to be cross curricular with the topic.
|PSED||Seal – New Beginnings
My new class and me – celebrations about each child.
Role play – The Home – explores a different familiar event each week – baking day, wash day, a birthday party.
Learning the names of others through circle time activities.
Building relationships through play and in activities where turn taking and sharing are necessary.
Introduce Class rules and routines of the school day.
Introduce Milly Molly stories
British Values – the rule of law / class rules
|Sharing things that are special to me
Role play – 3 bears cottage / Grandmas cottage / The Post office/ Toy shop
Stranger danger linked to LRRH.
PHSE – Good deed beanstalk
SEAL – Good to be me
Milly and Molly stories
|Literacy||Reading – Introduce Teddy Books and early book skills. Introduce ORT characters through flip over/ discussion cards. Introduce Key vocab. and begin learning key word cards when appropriate.
Phonics – Teach Letter sounds and begin simple word building. (3 / 4 SOUNDS PER WEEK) Rhyming activities.
Writing– Opportunities for emergent writing in role play. Daily Name card practise. Writing opportunities linked to phonics. News writing.
|Reading – Key vocabulary and simple sentences. Patterned and story language. Traditional Tales and ORT Big Books .
Phonics – Letter sounds continued – reading / writing and links with other areas of the curriculum
Retelling and sequencing stories through use of puppets and role play. Rhyming strings.
Writing – Writing captions and simple sentences using sounds knowledge. Opportunity for free emergent writing.
Reading simple captions and sentences.
|Maths||Number-Sorting, matching , working with numbers to 10 and counting and making sets of objects reliably. Sing mathematical songs. More/ less ordering. Introduce Numicon
Shape, space, measures-Exploring shape – 2D and 3D naming and using language to describe properties. Making pictures, sorting and constructing.
|Number – Work with numbers to 10 1 more / less money
Shape, space and measures–Length and weight -Ordering sizes and learning comparative language. Pattern – recognising and making simple repeating patterns. Positional and directional language. Introduce bee bots for directional language. Simple routes – giving and following instructions.
|Understanding the world||RE – Who am I and where do I belong?
UW – Naming and labelling body parts. Healthy Eating. Body songs. Baking. Looking at similarities, differences and changes.
ICT – Using Tizzy to draw lines (l – r) simple pictures, type strings of letters to familiarise with key board.
Friday Friend news. Circle times about families / interests.
History – past and present events in their own lives
|RE – Why do we have Celebrations?
UW – Sorting to specified and own criteria. Making porridge. The journey of a letter
ICT – Bee bots, Tizzy’s Tools – Create a picture.
The Post Office. Post man Visit – Trip to local post office to post Christmas cards
|Expressive arts and design||Surrey Arts – Me and My stories
UMMFree creative table Self-portrait construction and model making.
Music – Surrey Arts Interactive
Jolly phonic songs – All about me songs
BI – Role play / free painting and materials table
|UMMDesign a bed for Teddy. Observational drawing of Teddy. Make a patterned headboard and use fabric pens to make a patterned cover. Firework picture ( Fluorescent) and collage. Make a pop up jack.
BI – Role play Puppet theatre Free creative table
Early Years Curriculum Overview – Spring Term
|Spring 1 Topic
Colour and Light / Chinese New Year / People who help
Journeys and Transport Spring / Growing / Farm visit
|Communication and Language||Encouraging conversation with others. Use of social conventions. Making needs known/ taking messages to others. Friday Friend feedback. Extend Vocab.||Encouraging conversation with others. Use of social conventions. Making needs known / taking messages to others. Friday Friend feedback. Taking turns to speak and respond appropriately. Extend vocab|
|Physical Development||Write dance Val Sabin -Dance
Elmer lacing cards Ongoing fine motor skills – Tracing, letter formation, cutting skills
|Write Dance – Gym
Ongoing – tracing/ cutting / fine motor activities.
Model making with recyclable materials
|PSED||People who help us
Milly Molly stories
Week 1 / 2 Colour Lab and Dark Tent
Week 3 / 4 – Chinese Kitchen
Week 5 / 6 – School Room
Fire Fighters resource box
SEAL – Going for Goals
Talk about New Year Resolutions (goals for the year)
Talk about achievements the children have made over their 1 term at school
British Values – Democracy Children to join school council
|Growing and changing
Milly Molly stories
RE – What makes something Special?
Role Play – The Hospital The Train/ boat / plane The garden Centre The Vets
Keeping safe by the road
Looking after our pets
British Values –Mutual Respect
|Literacy||Elmer Stories. Noah’s Ark. Colour Poems ORT BB Split for phonics groups
Chinese New Year Story
Jaspers Beanstalk / Handa’s Surprise / Oliver’s Fruit Salad /The Giants Stew
News writing / creative stories
1 more / less Working with number tracks
Weigh / vocab ( direct comparison )
Addition / Vocab / Ordinal numbers / missing numbers
Shape names/ sorting shape pictures
Patterns in the environment / repeating patterns. Subtraction
length – ordering 3 or more objects/ vocab
Time – sequencing familiar events – Seasons
weight / vocab
Problem solving / sharing
Simple Data handling / tally charts
Addition / subtraction
|Understanding the world||RE – What makes a place special?
Developing language to describe materials. Sorting according to given and own criteria.
Chinese New Year
People Who Help Us
The weather / Testing materials for water resistance
Light and Dark
Visits from Emergency Services Personnel
ICT – Drawing Program / Phonics resources
|RE– What makes something special? Seal – Good to be me
Looking at and making own maps
Journeys – near and far
Transport – compare past and present transport
Growing seeds Keeping a seed dairy Observations similarities / differences
Spring walk – What happens in to flowers / trees/ ponds/animals in Spring? Investigate seeds
Animals and their young. Farm to visit school
ICT– Drawing program and Bee Bots
|Expressive arts and design||Surrey Arts Music – Everyone
Fluorescent colours Colour Mixing Making shades Colour Books
People who help us and emergency vehicles painting
Chinese New Year Craft
Music – Surrey Arts
|Surrey Arts Music – Our world
Observational drawing – Making flowers – Fruit Printing
Design own transport
Music – Surrey Arts
Early Years Curriculum Overview – Summer Term
|Summer 1 Topic
Houses and Homes – Super Hero week – Monsters and Aliens
Pirate Week , Water/ Mini-beasts / Dinosaur week
|Communication and Language||Partner talk / Friday Friend news / guess what’s in the box? Questions – Why and how?
Pie Corbett – Going on a bear hunt / 3 little Pigs – Hot seating/ drama.
|Partner talk / Friday Friend news / guess what’s in the box? Questions – Why and how?
|Physical Development||Ongoing fine motor skill activities.
Outdoor games / Dance – The Bear Hunt
|Ongoing fine motor skill activities. Outdoor games/ ball skills – aiming, throwing /catching Pirate week – Work outs – Polar/ Desert/ rainforest / underwater|
|PSED||My special people
Millie Molly stories
Role play – The Kitchen / The Magic Bed / Building site
RE– What makes our world wonderful? Safety in the kitchen
SEAL– Fair and Unfair
British Values – Individual Liberty
|Being involved / moving on
Milly Molly stories – Bullying
Role play – Travel agents/ Aeroplane/ Beach shop
RE – What makes a place special? Keeping healthy
British Values – Tolerance
The Magic Bed, The Big Blue Sofa, Superpotato
Three Little Pigs – Recite in Style of Pie Corbett
Writing with word banks / Targets
Write the story of 3 little pigs
Superhero/ creative Writing
Writing a letter
Books – 123 off to the sea
Who sank the boat?
Non fiction writing
Addition and subtraction
3D Shapes –build /sort/ investigate
capacity – problem solving and ordering containers. Doubling / halving sharing. Real life problems
Ordering numbers/ ordinal numbers Sharing
Capacity/ Addition / subtraction Problem solving
Positional language Counting in 2s 10s Repeating patterns – continue a pattern
Weight – problem solving Length – Prob solving
2D / 3D SHAPE – properties vocab. Time
|Understanding the world||RE – What makes our world wonderful? Creation
Houses around the world and Animal homes/ Climates.
Sorting animals according to home climate.
Texture – sorting
Local walk – Observe local house – look for sim / diff.
ICT – Drawing program / Bee Bots
History – Past and present events in their own lives and those of their family
|RE – What can we learn from stories? Noah’s ark
Water and holes and Floating and sinking
Blowing bubbles investigation / dissolving investigation.
The seaside – make a boat that will float.
Minibeasts – butterfly life cycle.
Watch caterpillars change into butterflies
Local visit for mini beast hunt
ICT – Create a picture using picture banks
|Expressive arts and design||Surrey Arts Music – Big bear funk
Create a textured house. ( Model making ) Make 3 Little Pigs Home
Texture – combining to create pictures
Painting pictures of homes
|Surrey Arts Music – Reflect, rewind and replay
Design a shoe box home
Reflection pictures Symmetry.