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EYFS - Swans

Swans  EYFS

Our Early Years Curriculum is organised into termly topics covering the 7 areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal Social and Emotional Development,
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design.

Please refer to the year overview below to see which topics your child will be covering over the year. The steps leading towards the Early Learning Goals are distributed over the terms, to ensure a balanced coverage. Some Early Learning Goals provide a focus for certain terms, particularly those relating to Understanding of the World. 

 

Time allocation

Autumn Term

Topic title

All about Me and my school community

Transport and journeys.

 

Christmas.

Hooks into learning

 

Starting school

My history

Special people powerpoint

Visit from an elf.

Role play area

Home and school

Doctors/baby clinic

Santa’s grotto

Enrichment

Trips, visitors and outdoor learning

Walk around school

Transport drivers e.g. trains, bus, lorries

Making gifts and cards for friends and family

The following skills will be taught throughout the year using a cross curricular approach within the topic themes.

Communication

Children will be helped to express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They will be helped to use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They will begin to develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Literacy - reading

Children will learn to read and understand simple sentences. They will use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them accurately. They will also read some common irregular words.

Literacy – writing

Children will use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They will also write some irregular common words. They will begin to write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.

Maths – Number

Children will be taught to count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they will add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They will be given opportunity to solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Maths - shape

Children will use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They will learn to recognise, create and describe patterns.

Physical development

A range of activities covering gross and fine motor skills to improve the strength and co-ordination required for writing. E.g. balancing, cutting and threading.

ICT

Regular access to computing equipment to rehearse the skills required to recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. Children will select and use technology for particular purposes.

Art & Design

Children sing songs, make music and dances, 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.

Self confidence and relationships

Children will be helped to play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They will begin to organise their own activities. Children will be helped to show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.

French

Children will learn a variety of key words in French through songs and games.

PE

Dance

Gymnastics

Dance

RE

Children will be helped to understand that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, through a range of speaking and listening activities. Children will begin to understand similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

Time allocation

Spring Term

Topic title

Once upon a time...

Food and celebrations

Hooks into learning

 

Help Rapunzel

Organising a party!

Role play area

Castle

Bakery/ birthday Party house

Enrichment

Trips, visitors and outdoor learning

Fairytales day

Visitors from a range of cultures linked to celebrations

The following skills will be taught throughout the year using a cross curricular approach within the topic themes.

Communication

Children will be helped to express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They will be helped to use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They will begin to develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Literacy - reading

Children will learn to read and understand simple sentences. They will use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them accurately. They will also read some common irregular words.

Literacy – writing

Children will use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They will also write some irregular common words. They will begin to write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.

Maths – Number

Children will be taught to count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they will add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They will be given opportunity to solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Maths - shape

Children will use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They will learn to recognise, create and describe patterns.

Physical development

A range of activities covering gross and fine motor skills to improve the strength and co-ordination required for writing. E.g. balancing, cutting and threading.

ICT

Regular access to computing equipment to rehearse the skills required to recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. Children will select and use technology for particular purposes.

Art & Design

Children sing songs, make music and dances, 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.

Self confidence and relationships

Children will be helped to play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They will begin to organise their own activities. Children will be helped to show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.

French

Children will learn a variety of key words in French through songs and games.

PE

Gymnastics

Indoor games

RE

Children will be helped to understand that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, through a range of speaking and listening activities. Children will begin to understand similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

Time allocation

Summer Term

Topic title

Round and round the garden

Garden and minibeasts

Hooks into learning

 

Bring in a plant for our garden.

Making a bug hotel

Role play area

Garden centre

Science corner

Enrichment

Trips, visitors and outdoor learning

Planting the garden

Visiting a country park

The following skills will be taught throughout the year using a cross curricular approach within the topic themes.

Communication

Children will be helped to express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They will be helped to use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They will begin to develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Literacy - reading

Children will learn to read and understand simple sentences. They will use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them accurately. They will also read some common irregular words.

Literacy – writing

Children will use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They will also write some irregular common words. They will begin to write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.

Maths – Number

Children will be taught to count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they will add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They will be given opportunity to solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Maths - shape

Children will use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They will learn to recognise, create and describe patterns.

Physical development

A range of activities covering gross and fine motor skills to improve the strength and co-ordination required for writing. E.g. balancing, cutting and threading.

ICT

Regular access to computing equipment to rehearse the skills required to recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. Children will select and use technology for particular purposes.

Art & Design

Children sing songs, make music and dances, 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.

Self confidence and relationships

Children will be helped to play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They will begin to organise their own activities. Children will be helped to show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.

French

Children will learn a variety of key words in French through songs and games.

PE

Outdoor games

Sports day games

RE

Children will be helped to understand that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, through a range of speaking and listening activities. Children will begin to understand similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

To find out more information about your child's termly topics please refer to the topic webs below:

If you wish to find out more information about our approach to teaching individual curriculum areas and how your child will be introduced to the different subjects please visit our curriculum by subject pages. There you will find information about vocabulary and how your child will build on their foundation stage learning in Year 1 and beyond. 
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