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MANOR SCHOOL

ACHIEVING TOGETHER

Early Years Foundation Stage

Manor School "Achieving together"

 

The Foundation Stage Curriculum

 

The Foundation Stage consists of 7 areas of development, three prime and four specific.

Children should mostly develop the three prime areas first:

The prime areas are the most essential for a child’s healthy development and future learning

As children grow these prime areas will help them to develop skills in four specific areas:

Children in the Early Years learn in both our indoor and outdoor areas through: playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking.

Characteristics of Effective Learning

 

The Characteristics of Effective Learning and the prime and specific areas of learning are all interconnected. They should also underpin everything that practitioners offer in the environment. The characteristics describe how a child learns.

When children are left to explore a stimulating learning environment on their own, they will learn through playing and exploring. However, this is not enough. Children need support from a skilful practitioner, who has the knowledge of when to intervene and give guidance. This support will help children make significant progress in their learning. Practitioners must not push children; they must look closely at their emotional and intellectual abilities and find out what they can do. When planning activities or experiences practitioner’s must remember the different ways in which children learn and reflect these in practice.

2017-2018

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Overarching Theme

Let’s Celebrate

Let’s Find Out

Let’s Explore

TOPIC

This is Me (6.5)

Superheroes (4)

 

Christmas (3)

Space: The Final Frontier (5)

Dinosaurs (5.5)

Food and growing (6)

Mini beasts (7)

WOW!

Family days

Superhero dress up day (first day back!)

Christmas performance

Alien invasion (white suits)

Natural History museum 27th February

(£200)

Tea and cake afternoon

Lenny’s lizards!

Festival focus

Sukkot 5th – 11th Oct

Diwali 19th Oct

Christmas

Chinese New Year – DOG

Feb 16th

St David’s Day and Mothering Sunday 11th March

St George’s day 23rd April

Father Day 17th June

Fund raising

Cake sale - make gingerbread men. Parents bring cakes to sell.

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Cake sale – make space biscuits. Parents bring cakes to sell.

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Cake sale – tea and cake afternoon

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Stay and play

Family tree painting

Christmas performance

Chinese lanterns

Dinosaur fossils and daffodil making

Royal Wedding

Split-pin caterpillars

Curriculum focus

PSE / CL / PD

PSE / CL / PD

UOW / EAD

UOW / EAD

UOW / PD / PSE

UOW / EAD

Writing initiative (Lit)

  • Invitations to family day
  • This is Me class book (favourite things, family, pictures of them etc)
  • Invitations to firemen / police etc
  • Newspaper article about emergency!
  • If I had a super power…
  • Newspaper article about alien crash
  • Wanted poster for aliens
  • Writing description of aliens
  • If I was an alien picture + labels
  • What do we want to see at the museum?
  • What do we need to bring to the museum?
  • Thank you letters for museum
  • Facts about dinosaurs
  • Ingredients /  shopping lists
  • Recipe cards for food
  • Invitations/ posters to tea and cake afternoon
  • Facts about minibeasts
  • If I was a mini-beast…
  • Thank you letter for Lenny’s Lizards

Maths mastery (Maths)

Number

1-3: BASELINE

4-6: Recognise numbers to 5, match numeral to number of objects

 

SSM

2d shape

Patterns

More and less, addition and subtraction, one more and one less

 

Number

Numbers to 20

Adding/ subtracting

SSM

3d shape

Capacity / length / weight (dinosaur comparisons?)

SSM

Time/sequencing for growth

Money

Doubling

 

Number / SSM

Halving

Sharing

Books and stories

Starting school:

  • School’s First Day of School
  • Harry and the Dinosaurs

 

 

This is Me:

  • Marvellous Me
  • And Tango Makes Three
  • The Family Book
  • Only One You
  • Let’s Make Faces
  • Monkey Puzzle
  • The Gingerbread Man?
  • Voices in the Park

 

Counting and one more/one less:

  • 10 Black Dots
  • The Enormous Turnip

Superheroes:

  • Supertato
  • Traction Man
  • Elliot Jones, Midnight Superhero
  • Superworm
  • Emergency vehicle stories

 

Christmas / winter:

  • Stick Man
  • The Gruffalo’s Child

 

 

 

2d shapes / pattern:

  • The Fish Who Could Wish
  • Mouse Shapes

 

Positional language:

  • Rosie’s Walk

Space:

  • Aliens love Underpants
  • Beegu
  • Here Come the Aliens
  • Q Pootle 5
  • The Way Back Home
  • Man on the Moon

 

 

 

 

Counting and adding/subtracting:

  • When Sheep Cannot Sleep
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Dinosaurs:

  • Harry and the Dinosaurs
  • Dinosaurs Love Underpants
  • Dinosaur Roar!
  • If the Dinosaurs Came Back

 

 

 

 

 

Measuring:

  • Dinosaur Roar!
  • A Squash and a Squeeze

Growing and food:

  • Jack and the beanstalk
  • Jasper’s beanstalk
  • Oliver’s vegetables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time / sequencing:

  • Jasper’s Beanstalk
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • The Very Lazy Ladybird

Minibeasts

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • What the Ladybird Heard
  • Spinderella
  • Superworm
  • Marvellous Minibeasts

 

Doubling, halving and sharing:

  • Spinderella
  • The Rainbow F
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