Nursery & Reception

The Foundation Stage Curriculum

 

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) supports the development of children from birth to the age of 5 and provides the long term planning framework for both the nursery and the reception classes in our school.

It is divided into 7 areas of learning; activities and learning experiences are planned across the year that support children's development in all these 7 areas.

The areas of learning are:

         Personal, Social and Emotional Development

         Communication and Language

         Physical development

         Literacy ( Early reading and writing - see separate section for more information)

         Mathematics

         Understanding the World

         Expressive Arts and Design

In accordance with the principles of the EYFS a lot of the detailed topic planning is carried out in the shorter term so that activities can reflect the developing interests of the children.  Your child's teacher will give you information about what your child is going to be learning at the beginning of each half term.

Popular Foundation Stage topics include:

The changing seasons                                    Special events (e.g. Christmas, Easter)

Colours                                                            People who help us

Toys                                                                Growing and changing (plants and animals)

Patterns                                                           Holidays and the seaside

Dinosaurs                                                        Builders and buildings

Pirates                                                             Traditional Stories (Fairy Tales)

Transport                                                         Art and artists

Favourite stories (work inspired by popular children's authors)

Homes and families                                       Pets

Nursery Topics 2016/17

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Theme

All about me

Autumn

Traditional Tales

Autumn/Winter

Toys

Winter

Celebrations

Spring

Growing

Spring/Summer

Seaside

Summer

Core Stories

Elmer

Dear Zoo

Three little pigs

Gingerbread man

Cinderella

Peace at last

Brown Bear, brown bear

 

Little Red hen

Polar bear polar bear

Jaspers Beanstalk

We're going on a bear hunt

 

Baking

Face biscuits/buns

Fruit salad - favourite fruits

Gingerbread men

Porridge

 

Healthy Pizza

Pancakes

Milk shakes

Chocolate nests

Bread

Vegetable soup

Fruit smoothies

Ice-cream

Ice lollies

Melon boats

Roleplay

Home corner

Baby clinic

House in the woods

Santa's grotto

Toy factory/workshop

Party/ restaurant

Garden centre

Ice-cream parlour

Seaside shop

Visit/Speaker

Health Visitor

School Nurse

 

Bakery - cooplands or greggs

Jacksons local bakery

Toy workshop

Library visitor

Rev Stephen Beck

Church group - reading bible stories

Hairdresser

Supermarket representative

Beach Party

Pirate & princess party

Christian Values

Creation

day/night

Creation

land/sea

Creation

Plants/trees

Creation

Sun/moon

Creation

Sea creatures

Creation

Animals/humans

UTW

What we need to be healthy

Looking after our body

Seasonal changes, autumn leaves,

Moving parts-wheels

Programmable toys  buttons/switches/batteries

Beliefs/celebrations

Where food comes from

Food Bank - helping others

Different places

Special places - memories/places we have visited

Events

Harvest Festival

Bonfire Night, Christmas

Nativity

Valentine's day

Shrove Tuesday

Easter, Messy Easter Mothering Sunday

 

Nursery Sport's Day,

Father's Day

Parent Sessions

Family Tree - using photos

Personal Profile

Christmas Craft Activity

Box model toys

Favourite toys

Mother's Day Breakfast/afternoon tea

Planting outdoors

Weeding garden area

Story world - making a story box


Reception Topics 2016/17

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Theme

Starting School/Rainbow Fish

Down in the woods

Blast off

All Creatures Great and Small

Stomp in the Swamp

Under the Sea

Core Stories

Rainbow Fish, Kipper's Little friends

Gruffalo, Owl Babies, Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood

Alien's Love Underpants, Whatever Next

Hungry Caterpillar, Farmer Duck, Three Billy Goats, Mr Grumpy's Motorcar,

The Very Good Dinosaur - Mick Inkpen

Rainbow Fish, Kippers Beach Ball

Baking

Fish Biscuits with icing and rainbow sprinkles

Chocolate marshmallow reindeers

Planet cookies

Smoothies

Rock cakes

Jellyboats

Roleplay

School/Classroom

Wood

Space Station

Vets

Explorers including  Roleplay

Seaside shop

Visit/Speaker

Mr Hall, Mrs Fitzpatrick

Walk to local wood


Butterfly House

 

Beach Party

Christian Values

Friendship, Thankfulness

Creation

Creation, Hope, Koinonia

Creation

Creation

Creation

Understanding The World

Celebrating differences

 

Seasonal changes, autumn leaves,

Mento's Rockets

Minibeasts, Life Cycles

Volcanoes

Floating and Sinking

Events

Harvest Festival

Bonfire Night, Christmas

Valentine's day, Chinese New Year

Easter, Mothering Sunday

 

Sport's Day,

Parent Sessions

Fish print with celery/CD fish

Christmas Craft Activity

Kitchen roll Aliens

Mother's Day Breakfast

Dinosaur skeletons

Boat building


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