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Spring Term 2020 at Niton

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Reception Class

This term our Early Years Foundation Stage theme is, ‘Animal Park’.  We have a different weekly or fortnightly focus.  These are centred round a book, special event or particular line of inquiry led by the children’s interest. Topics include Tigers, Owl Babies, Dear Zoo, Noah’s Ark and Walking through the jungle as well as lots of others.

In Understanding the World (The World) The children are looking forward to having visits from various pets and animals. We will be visiting our Wild Area at school to explore where different animals/creatures live. Some ‘Inquiry Led Learning’ will involve the children and adults being in role as people setting up a zoo or animal sanctuary. The children will be reading and writing letters, lists, menus, fact leaflets and story writing.

In PSED and Understanding the World (People and Communities) the children are learning to respect and care for themselves and others. Through Chinese New Year celebrations they will be learning about other people’s beliefs and show sensitivity to other people’s feelings.

Phonics and Maths is taught daily and through Child initiated activities. They will be reading, ordering and writing numbers to 20. Adding, subtracting, halving and doubling numbers. They will be identifying and naming 2D and 3D shapes. Comparing capacity, weights, length and telling the time –to the hour

In Expressive Arts and Design the children will be pretending to be animals, making masks, printing, using collage and malleable materials. They will be looking at the artist Rousseau’s tiger paintings. Listening to Carnival of the animals and singing songs.

The children’s Physical skills will be developed through climbing, chasing, catching and throwing, threading and weaving, cutting with scissors and using a variety of equipment including pencils to form letters correctly inside and outdoors.




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