Curriculum plans for this term
In planning how the nursery is resourced, organised and structured we use the seven areas of learning shown below in the diagram.
Each area has a number of Early Learning Goals which we aim to support children to meet by the end of their reception year.
The prime areas of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Language and Communication and Physical Development feed into the other specific areas of the curriculum.
Look at our curriculum plan for Summer 2018 mapped against the 7 areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage below. You can also download the document at the bottom of this page.
Key People assess the children’s development each term using the EYFS Framework, and there are regular opportunities to discuss their child’s progress and ‘next steps’: please see the 'Talk to us' section in this link.
Medium Term Plans
Summer Term 1
April 16th – May 25th 2018
Topic: Traditional tales
“I can…” (Practising climbing/ball games etc.)
“I can…” (Hold a pencil etc.)
Keeping healthy-healthy eating/exercise, etc.
Holding a pencil appropriately to draw or make marks.
Naming the parts – body/plant/insect
Dressing up bears
Communication and Language
Talk about how to make porridge-recipe cards
Baking bread-Talk about what happens when the dry and wet ingredients are mixed together
Talk about what happens to the dough when the yeast is added to it
Interest tables -seeds/bulbs/fruit etc.to talk about and explore
Naming the characters in the story
Introduce new flavours to the porridge. Children to talk about their likes/dislikes.
Talking about how we feel. Use Tales Toolkit
Looking at information books about animals e.g. bears, goats and wolves-
Where do they live? What do they eat?
Re-telling familiar stories
Make own books of ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’ story
Making posters about looking after ourselves and not talking to strangers.
Goldilocks to write a letter to say sorry to the bears
Sorting objects by size-big, medium and small
Measuring how tall we are.
Who is the tallest/shortest?
Making bowls of porridge-heavy/light
Nursery songs-Five little goats…
Five bears went for a walk one day…
Baking bear biscuits
Sorting/weighing compare bears
Looking at animal prints e.g. bear prints
What patterns/shapes can we see?
Understanding the world
Use IPads/IWB to look at and talk about recycling and looking after our environment
Continue with planting runner beans in the front garden
Continue with science experiments
Trip to Brooks Farm to visit the animals
Caring for living things – plants, animals and
Using litter pickers to clear rubbish in our outdoor area
Personal Social and Emotional Development
Keeping myself safe
Understand and follow the nursery rules
Looking after our friends
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Goldilocks and the three bears
Little Red Riding Hood
Expressive Art and Design
Set up a role-play area - The bears’ house in the loft area and in the playhouse outdoors
Continue with exploring natural textures
Continue with collages using natural materials/bark rubbings
Observational drawings of daffodils/tulips-looking at their heights tall/short
The Three Little Bears Rap