EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE

We consider ourselves a 'Storytelling Early Years Unit' as our main focus throughout your child's time in our Early Years Unit is, storytelling. We use the Talk for Writing approach to motivate and excite the children into a world of storytelling which is filled with the best opportunities to develop their Early Education skills.

Please take a look at our Early Years Curriculum Overview. Our Nursery (EY1) curriculum is planned using a 2-year cycle as some of our children are part of Class 1 for 5 terms, our Reception (EY2) curriculum is planned using a 1 year cycle which is repeated each year.

Included on our Curriculum Overview are the trips/ visitors/ experiences that we are currently planning for the children - these are subject to change depending on availability/ new experiences opening/ children's interests.

Early Years Curriculum Overview

Early Years 1 Cycle A

Advent Term 2019

Harvest

Who lives and works on a farm?

The children will explore how to be a good friend and how important it is to help others - unlike the animals in the story of The Little Red Hen. The children will also learn about life on a farm and how farmers have an important job particularly at harvest time to ensure we all have lots of fruit and vegetables which provide us with a healthy balanced diet.

Please take a look at our Class Blog (Class Pages) for more exciting curriculum content.

Lent Term 2020

Trip, Trap, Who's That?

Can you build a safe bridge for the billy goats?

During the Lent term, the nursery children will explore the story of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ using the Talk for Writing approach. The children will be learning about different kinds of goats, and the places where they live. They will take part in lots of creative activities including making their own troll using different media and materials. They will discover their problem solving skills and resilience as they investigate a variety of materials, working out which will be the strongest to make a bridge.

Early Years 1 Lent Term Topic Web

Pentecost Term 2020

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Who will fit into these tiny clothes?

Overview coming soon...

Big, Huge, Enormous!

Is a vegetable a plant?

Overview coming soon...

Early Years 1 Cycle B

Advent Term 2020

Harvest

Who lives and works on a farm?

The children will explore how to be a good friend and how important it is to help others - unlike the animals in the story of The Little Red Hen. The children will also learn about life on a farm and how farmers have an important job particularly at harvest time to ensure we all have lots of fruit and vegetables which provide us with a healthy balanced diet.

Lent Term 2021

Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf?

What material would you use to build a house?

Overview coming soon...

Pentecost Term 2021

Grrr, Beware of the Bears!

Who lives here?

Overview coming soon...

Fee Fi Foe Fum!

How do plants grow?

Overview coming soon...

 

Early Years 2 (1 Cycle, repeated each year)

Advent Term 2019

Mystery, Mischief and Magic

Who has purple prickles, super powers and a tall black hat? The main characters of the exciting stories we are learning about through our first topic of the year!

The children will be immersed into a world of storytelling as they learn to retell the story of The Gruffalo, create their own super vegetables (Supertato) and  help out the witch with a new magic spell (Room on the Broom).

Take a look at our Class blogs (Class Pages) for more exciting curriculum content.

Squelch, Splat, Stuck!

Can the animals solve the problem?

Get ready, to get muddy! The children will be exploring mud as they discover a poor little piglet who gets stuck in the mud. They will be hands on with real mud as they squelch their way through a variety of textures in order to create their own muddy poems, artwork and more!

Lent Term 2020

The Animal Kingdom

 Where in the world do these animals live?

Welcome to the 'Real World'...

In this topic the children will enjoy becoming explorers of the big wide world. They will learn about life in Antarctica, The Arctic and Africa. They will compare and contrast wildlife of different continents and their life with life in Africa. Throughout this topic the children will learn real life facts, an important skill to aid memory and understanding of the real world.

Early Years 2 Lent Term Topic Web

Pentecost Term 2020

Long, long ago lived Magnificent Beasts...

 Are they real?

Overview coming soon...