Subject/ learning area

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Literacy/Communication and Language

Nursery rhymes

Rosie’s Walk

The Enormous Turnip

Fireworks Poetry

Owl Babies


Traditional Tales

The Magic Paintbrush

When will it be Spring?

The Naughty Bus

Who sank the boat


Small Knight and George

Stanley's Stick

Oliver's Vegetables



Handa’s surprise

Commotion in the Ocean

A house for hermit crab


We will be using the Letters and Sounds programme, and will be working on Phase 2 (learning initial sounds and blending to read simple words and segment to spell them), Phase 3 (learning two and three letter sounds, such as ch, sh, oa, igh, ee, oo), Phase 4 (learning to read and spell words with four or five sounds e.g. tent, splash) and Phase 5 (learning different spellings for the same sounds e.g. ai, ay, a_e.


Ongoing throughout the year: counting, recognising and ordering numbers to 20 and beyond, one more/less, addition, subtraction, number bonds to 10, positional language, 2D and 3D shapes, Measurement including length, weight and capacity, patterns, time, money, counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

Topic (subjects include Expressive Arts and Design, Understanding the Word)

Nursery Rhymes

Where does our food come from?


Fireworks, Christmas

Remembrance Sunday





China (including Chinese New Year)

Pancake Day Jesus’ friends.

Traditional Tales Spring (including life cycle of a frog)


Palm Sunday Mother’s Day Mothers in the Old Testament

Stanley’s Stick Knights and Castles


Old Testament stories, local church


Moving on Ramadan

Noah’s Ark, Special objects – candles.


Ongoing throughout the year: WriteDance, fine motor skills activities, ball skills, dance and action songs, healthy eating.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

New beginnings

“We are special”

Getting on and falling out

“Special times”

Going for goals

“Special people”

Good to be me

“Special stories”


“Special places”


Special events and trips 

Extra-curricular activities

Harvest Festival

Key workers tea party

Open afternoons x2

Walking trip to Sainsburys

Christmas play

Talk 4 Writing parents event

Walking trip to Quarter House

Visit by Owl Rescue Centre

Trip to Chinese restaurant

Mothering Sunday

Book Week

Bus trip

Castle Day

Visit to seaside/countryside

Science Week


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