Early Years & Foundation Stage Rolling Programme

 

Our Early Years and Foundation Stage curriculum runs on a two year rolling programme allowing for shared topics for the nursery and reception classes without repetition.

If you require any further information please contact us via the school office.

Year A

 

 

Autumn 1st half

Spring 1st half

Summer 1st half

Topic title

“We are Explorers”

 3x weeks

Food: Celebrating cultures, religions and traditions

Let’s Pretend

Overview

Introduction to classroom, routines, school environment and teachers. Explore classroom and school environment.

Start special books

Small world play-Rainforest and Polar explorers.

Den making. Explorers jackets, hats, clipboards etc

Food from other countries and cultures-try different foods. *If appropriate link to cultural backgrounds of chn in the FS.

Chinese New Year

‘Handa’s Surprise’ (fruit/Africa)

‘Hungry Caterpillar’. ‘Beautiful Banana’

Fairy tales-Retell, re-enact and role play fairy tales

Crafts linked to fairy tales-(Jack and the beanstalk book mark with moving Jack)‘Wanted’ posters for giant in Jack & the beanstalk

Plant beans.

The Jolly Postman

Role play

Homebay?

School?

Restaurant

Green Grocers

3 bears house (Goldilocks)

Postoffice-Jollypostman

Special events

Diwali?

Trip: Chinese restaurant

 

Topic title

Down on the Farm

 3 x weeks

 

Overview

What do farmers do?

Harvest

Animals on the farm

Farm vehicles and tractors (make pictures out of shapes)

 

Role play

Farm shop (inside)

Farm (outside)

 

Special events

Mini harvest festival

 

 

 

Autumn 2nd half

Spring 2nd half

Summer 2nd half

Topic title

Down on the Farm cont.

3 x weeks

People who help us

Under the Sea

Overview

Bare feet walks/wellies-getting muddy/Digging etc

 

Focus on a diff person each week – Fire, Police, Doctor, Vet,  Post office

 

Sealife

Pond dipping

 

Role play

Farm

 

Vet surgery

Hospital

Submarine/Boat

Aquarium/ Under the sea

Special events

 

Visitors: Police, Fire, Vet

Pirate day

FS Sports day

Topic title

Colours of Change

 3 x weeks

 

Overview

Colours of Autumn-oranges,reds etc

Environmental walks

Colour mixing

Colours of Christmas-silver, gold

 

Role play

Artists cottage?

Santa’s workshop

 

Special events

 

 

 

Foundation Stage Rolling Programme

 

Year B

 

 

Autumn 1st half

Spring 1st half

Summer 1st half

Topic title

“We are Explorers”

 3x weeks

Let’s Pretend

New life

 

Overview

Introduction to classroom, routines, school environment and teachers. Explore classroom and school environment.

Start special books

Small world play-Rainforest and Polar explorers.

Den making.  Den making. Explorers jackets, hats, clipboards etc

Mr Benn

Fancy dress-fantasy themed-princesses and knights.

 

Spring

Planting and growing (timelines for growing cress etc)

Life on the farm-lambs, chicks

Easter

Role play

Explorer’s Hut

Safari jeep & hideout

Fancy dress shop

Potions lab

Farm

Special events

Diwali?

 

Trip: Farm-Wimpole

Topic title

Percy the Park Keeper

 

 

Overview

Animals focused on in book

Hibernation

 

Role play

Animal rescue centre (inside)

Park keeper hut (outside)

 

Special events

Mini harvest festival

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2nd half

Spring 2nd half

Summer2nd half 

Topic title

Animals big and small

Dinosaurs

Sport/Keeping healthy

Overview

Animals from other countries (basic atlas work)

Animal prints and Camouflage

 

Stories: Harry & the bucket full of dinosaurs. Saturday night at the dinosaur stomp

Dinosaur Dig-sandpit

Healthy food

Exercise

Famous sports stars

Paraolympians

Make fruit smoothies

What we need to grow

How we change

*If appropriate link to Olympics/World Cup

Role play

Zoo

 

Dinosaur archaeologists

Smoothie bar

Hospital/baby clinic

Special events

 

 

FS Sports day

Topic title

Christmas

2 x weeks

 

Overview

Christmas story

Christmas crafts

 

Role play

Santa’s workshop

 

Special events

Christmas play