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Curriculum Information

The Curriculum


Our text's this term:

- One Snowy Night

- The Naughty Bus 

- The Train Ride

- All aboard for the Bobo Road

- Dear Zoo 






Our Recommended Reads this term:

Our writing genre's this term: 

- Labels and Captions

- Instruction Writing

- Recounts

- Post Cards

- Fact Files 

Our enquiry this term:

- Where could our travels take us? 


This enquiry has been chosen because we want our children to have exposure to the place in which they live and develop an awareness of places beyond. The children will have the opportunity to learn about other countries and the way in which others live and how they can help  impact on the world in which we live today to make it a better place for the future.




Our Curriculum


There are 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas of learning in the Foundation Stage framework curriculum.


The Prime Areas are:

• Personal, Social and Emotional Development

• Communication and Language

• Physical Development


The Specific Areas are:

• Literacy

• Mathematics

• Understanding the World

• Expressive Arts and Design


In the Prime Areas children will learn to:-

• Share, take turns and develop respect for each other.

• Make friends and become confident independent learners.

• Behave appropriately when playing with others.

• Listen to others and understand spoken language.

• Learn new words rapidly and use them in conversations.

• Join in conversations with adults and children.

• Develop control of their bodies using both large scale movements such as running and jumping, and small scale

  movements such as holding pencils and using scissors.


In the Specific Areas children will learn to:-

• Enjoy sharing books and stories with adults and friends.

• Read words and simple sentences

• Draw, make marks, write letters and words.

• Count accurately groups of objects and recognise numerals.

• Add, subtract and problem solve during practical activities.

• Use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, distance, time and money.

• Look closely at how things work, why things happen, living things and the natural world.

• Be imaginative, sing songs, dance and create fantastic models, drawings and paintings.


Daily Activities

Each day your child will take part in a literacy, numeracy, phonic and enquiry sessions which are carefully planned and tailored to what they need to learn and to allow them to progress to the next stage.  


Play - Choosing Time

Children in the Foundation Stage learn through play based activities that are fun and enjoyable. Activities are carefully planned by adults to match what children need to learn. We keep careful progress records for each child which are linked to the Development Matters in the Foundation Stage Guidance.