EYFS

 

           Year R Curriculum 2021-2022

 

Autumn 1

 

Autumn 2

 

Spring 1

 

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

 

Summer 2

 

Themes

Autumn time

Exploring the school environment

Spider

Celebrations

Harvest, Bonfire night, Christmas  

Winter

Penguins

Chinese New Year

People who help us

 

Kenya

Growing and Changing

Healthy living

Farm

Life cycles

 

 

Traditional Tales

 

Trips/Activities/

Hooks/Experiences

Walk in the woods

Meeting key people from around the school

Pantomime (in school)

 

Exploring the weather/season

Tasting foods

 

 ‘Trip to Kenya’

 

Fire engine visit

Set up a crime scene in your classroom. The children need to become detectives and work together to solve the crime

Making a fruit salad

Farm visit

Hatching Butterflies

 

 

Goldilocks crime scene to explore and investigate

 

 

Prime areas of learning and development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

New beginnings

Classroom routines and rules.

Support children in making friends

Keeping safe at school

Getting on and falling out – how to deal with anger e.g. when someone has taken a toy/not sharing.

Bonfire night safety

Taking turns – snakes and ladders (other games)

Can we follow rules?

Circle time

Feelings – looking at facial expression.

Looking after our friends when things go wrong.

Circle times

Relationships

Working as a team to help each other learn.

Changes – Transition to year 1 – getting ready.

Nursery children to visit new classroom.

Physical Development

Managing own personal hygiene, toileting and hand washing.

Buttons, zips and shoes.

Pencil control:

Following patterns

Simple cutting patterns

Parachute and circle games

Pencil control: simple patterns and letter formation – air writing/magic pencil.

Writing own name

Morning books – letter formation  

Pencil control: letter formations (focus on phase 2 phonemes/writing name).

Hula hooping/throwing and catching.

Pencil control: letter formations (focus on phonemes from phase 3)

 

Sports day practise

Pencil control: letter formations (focus on phonemes from phase 4)

Healthy eating

 

 

Sports Day

Safety in the sun

Pencil control: letter formations (focus on all phonemes)

 

Communication and Language

Throughout the year children will:

·        Learn to speak with confidence during circle/carpet times

·        Learn to listen and respond appropriately with relevant comments, questions or actions

·        Use appropriate story language to re-enact/re-tell simple and familiar stories

·        Learn new vocabulary relating to topics

·        Share learning from home through learning journeys, show and tell (circle time) and talking about our class bear

 

 Specific areas of learning and development

Literacy

 

Key Texts

 

 

 

 

 

Owl Babies

Ouch!

Leaf Man

The very helpful Hedgehog

Nursery Rhymes

 

Aarrgghh! Spider

Pumpkin Soup

Room on the Broom

Christmas Story

Jolly christmas postman

 

Footprints in the Snow

The Lonely Penguin

Lost and Found

Non-fiction book -Penguins

Non fiction books  about Kenya

 

Superheo like you

 

Non-fiction books about policeman/firemen etc

 

 

Oliver’s Fruit Salad/Vegetables

Handa’s surprise

 

 

Goldilocks

Little Red Hen

Jack and the Beanstalk

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

 

 

Phonics/

Reading

Phase 1/2 – Little Wande

Recognising own name

Introduce reading books (picture only)

Phase 2 – Little Wandle

 

Individual readers

(introduction of text)

Phase 3 – Little Wandle

 

Individual readers

Phase 3- Little Wandle

 

Individual readers

 

Phase 4 – Little Wandle

 

Individual readers

Introduction of guided reading

Phase 4 – Little Wandle

 

Individual readers

Introduction of guided reading

 

 

Adult Led Literacy/Writing Opportunities

 

 

 

 

Copying own name

Rhyming words and stories- learning to continue a rhyming string

Telling stories through pictures

Copy own name

Difference between fiction and non-fiction

Sequencing pictures from familiar stories

Christmas cards, letters to Santa, lists.

Write first name and simple words

Card writing – Valentines Day

Non-fiction: look at a contents/index page.

 

 

Writing facts about people help us.

 

Kenyan animals fact file.

 

Add a phone and notebooks to your classroom. The children can pretend to ring a vet’s surgery and use their phonic knowledge to write down messages for the vets.

Writing recount

Story mapping

Storyboards – writing simple sentences. 

Instructional writing

Writing labels and captions

Write a simple caption or sentence.

Use non-fiction books to find answers to our questions

Make a class non-fiction book. Writing labels.

Story writing.

Mathematics

Counting rhymes

Sorting activities

Counting objects

Repeating patterns

Simple 2D shapes

Addition/Subtraction

Find one more/one less

Counting

Subitising

2D/3D shapes

Ordering numbers

 

Number bonds to 5

Addition/Subtraction

Counting

 

Number bonds to 10

Measure

Addition/Subtraction

2D/3D shapes

Estimating

Doubling and Halving

Shape and pattern

Measure

Money

Problem solving

Halving/Doubling/Sharing

Depth of numbers within 20

Time  

Understanding the world

Introduction to computers –using simple games.

Learning about Diwali– festival of lights.

 

 

Firework pictures

Christmas

Customs/family

Learning all about Chinese New Year and Shrove Tuesday

 

Weather/Winter

Using the keyboard, space bar.

Opposites – hot/cold, old/new, night day.

 

 

Growth, parts of a plant.

Finding out about how we have grown and changed.

Making healthy choices.

Signs of Spring

Eggs/Chicks

 

Mini-beast hunting

Recognising insects, Life cycle of Caterpillars.

Looking after the environment.

Expressive Arts and Design

Painting – self portrait

Music – finding a voice (learn lots of new songs/sing with confidence)

 

Autumn and Christmas crafts

Music – learn autumn songs and poems and Christmas songs and rhymes.

 

Music – Learn about

rhythm and pulse in songs.

Chinese lanterns/writing.

Mother’s day cards,

Music – exploring

instruments how many sounds can one

instrument make and

Louder/quieter/fast/slow

Kenyan animal prints

Singing songs linked to traditional stories.

Painting sunflowers.

Music – making up compositions

Working with clay

 

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