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Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

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Term 1

Early learning goal focus:

  • Managing relationships
  • Managing feelings and behaviour

Maths and corresponding texts:

  • Numbers and counting 1 to 5
  • Spinderella story
  • Addition and subtraction with groups of up to 5 objects
  • Pete’s Groovy Buttons - story
  • Comparing groups
  • 1 more and 1 less for numbers up to 5

Power of reading text:

  • A Brave Bear
  • Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea
  • Lulu gets a cat
  • Hickory Dickory Dog

Forest school topics:

  • Bear Hunt
  • Room on a Broom
  • Gruffalo
  • Owl Babies
  • Very Helpful Hedgehog

Trips and events

  • Meet the teacher
  • Harvest festival
  • Phonics and Tapestry presentation

Term 2

Early learning goal focus:

  • People and communities
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Health and self-care

Maths and corresponding texts:

  • 1 more and 1 less for numbers up to 5
  • Nigel’s Numberless World – story
  • Time (my day)
  • The Bad Tempered Ladybird – story
  • Weight

Power of reading text:

  • Aaaarggghhh Spider!
  • On Sudden Hill

Forest school topics:

  • Stick Man
  • The mole who knew it was none of his business
  • Stanley’s Stick
  • Hungry Caterpillar

Trips and events:

  • Bikeability
  • Diwali
  • Bonfire night
  • Christmas

Term 3

Early learning goal focus:

  • Expressive arts and design

Maths and corresponding texts

  • Number bonds to 5
  • Counting to 10 using the text, Each orange has 8 slices
  • Comparing groups
  • 1 more and 1 less up to 10
  • 2D shape using the texts Perfectly Square and The Greedy Triangle
  • Positional language using the texts Henry’s Map and My Map Book

Power of reading text:

  •  A bit Lost
  • Rosie’s Walk
  • Walking through the Jungle

Forest school topics:

  • Superworm
  • Where the wild things are
  • Tadpole’s promise
  • Scarecrow Wedding
  • Funny Bones

Trips and events:

Gallery express

Term 4

Early learning goal focus:

  • The world

Maths and corresponding texts:

  • Addition up to 10 using two groups of objects
  • Stories used are, 1 is a Snail 10 is a Crab and Get up and Go
  • Number bonds to 10 using 10-frames
  • Number bonds to 10 using part/part/whole
  • 3D shape
  • Distance using the book The Great Paper Caper
  • Estimating using the book, Betcha.

Power of reading text:

  • Stanley’s Stick
  • Shark in the Park

Forest school topics:

  • Supertato
  • Dinosaur’s Rubbish
  • Sharing a Shell
  • One Little Raindrop

Trips and events

Mother’s Day

Term 5

Early learning goal focus:

  • Technology
  • Being imaginative

Maths and corresponding texts:

  • Money, using the story The Great Pet Sale
  • Adding by counting on
  • Taking away by counting back - A place for Zero and The Shopping Basket
  • Counting to 20
  • Length – Jim and the Beanstalk
  • Height - Titch

Power of reading text:

  • Ruby’s Worry
  • Going on a Lion Hunt
  • When is my birthday?

Forest school topics:

  • Farmer Duck
  • What me grow 

Trips and events

  • Castle walk
  • Knockhatch

Term 6

Early learning goal focus:

  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Expressive arts and design
  • Personal, social and emotional development

Maths and corresponding texts:

  • Doubling – Minnie’s Dinner
  • Halving – Equal Schmequal  and The Great Divide
  • Sharing – The day the doorbell rang
  • Odds and evens
  • Counting in 2s – A Pair of Socks
  • Capacity – 1 to 10 and Back Again and Jack and the Flum Flum Tree

Power of reading text:

  • Billy’s Bucket
  • Biscuit Bear
  • Mr Gumpy’s Outing

Trips and events:

  • Transition
  • Bushy wood
  • Music showcase to parents
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