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The Curriculum in the Early Years Foundation Stage

The Curriculum has been developed using the non-statutory guidance materials, Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The curriculum is planned around 6 half-termly topics and the UNICEF Rights Respecting School agenda.

The topics covered are as follows:

Ourselves,

Colour, light and festivals, Food,

People who help us, Animal stories

Fairy tales and superheroes.

Parents are informed termly about the content of the curriculum for that term.

The planned curriculum is developed through the needs and interests of the children in line with the overarching principles of the Statutory Framework of the EYFS seen below.

 

Framework and guidance can be found at www.foundationyears.org.uk.

Overarching principles

Four guiding principles should shape practice in Early Years settings.

 

These are:

 

  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self- assured;
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;

Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers; and

  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in Early Years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

 

YEAR 1 YEARLY OVERVIEW

TERM

TOPIC TITLE

ENGLISH

HISTORY

GEOG

SCIENCE

RE

ART/D&T

COMPUTING

OTHER

AUTUMN

Animal antics

Wordsmith Unit 1 Familiar Settings

Guess What? Class 2 at the zoo/Our new teacher/

Non-fiction: Why do Elephants have big ears

Poetry Start - Performance

 

Toys in the past (animal links)

Seasonal & Daily Weather

Animals

Carnivores

 

Senses

Harvest Festival

 

Christmas/

Nativity

Self-portrait

Moving Pictures (animal links)

 

Word Processing skills

 

 

 

Autumn x-curr writing

 

Instructional text

 

Recount

 

Graphics

 

AUTUMN WHOLE SCHOOL

Black History Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING

Where we live

Fairy tales from the British Isles: Mary 12 Months and the 4 Singers

Word Detective

Non Fiction: Who lives here?

Katie Morag (Geog link) and other book that creates comparison with setting

Poetry: Pattern & Rhyme

Great Fire of London

 

Gladys Aylward

Name and locate 4 countries of UK

Identify and name materials

 

Properties of materials

Growing up in a Muslim Family

Growing up in a Jewish Family

Investigating materials

 

Sculpture: Angel of the north/Barbara Hepworth

Information around us

 

Spring X-Curr writing

Diary Writing

 

Chronological reporting/texts

 

 

 

Biography

Internet safety

 

SPRING WHOLE SCHOOL

Book Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER TERM

Fact, Fantasy and Food

Fiction unit: Fantasy. Man on the moon/Dougal’s deep sea adventure

Neil Armstrong/Christopher Columbus

 

 

 

 

Mapping the school

Identify and naming green plants

 

 

Structure of common flowering plants

Faith through Art

 

 

Holi & Stories of Krishna

Food – Eat Fruit and Veg

 

Playgrounds (geog)

Touch typing & programing an object

 

Summer X-Curr Writing

Adverts, Menus, Recipes for café. Newspaper reviews

Chronological reporting

 

 

 

Biography

Controlling a simple device

 

SUMMER WHOLE SCHOOL

Art Project (2 weeks)/Science Week

 

 

YEAR 2 YEARLY OVERVIEW

TERM

TOPIC TITLE

ENGLISH

HISTORY

GEOG

SCIENCE

RE

ART/D&T

COMPUTING

OTHER

AUTUMN

Around the world

Familiar Settings: Silly Billy. Operation Night Monster

 

The Lion & The Unicorn (WWII)

 

Newspaper Reports

Poetry

Panto (trip)

Remembrance

WWII

Contrasting location: Kenya

Everyday materials

 

Living Things (Habitats) Geog Links

 

Hannukah

 

Diwali

Mother Nature (African Art))

 

Puppets

We are painters (art link)

 

We are Journalists (newspaper reports)

Dance: Cultural Dance (African/Trad. UK)

 

Trip: Panto

Autumn x-curr writing

Diary

Poetry

Letter

Newspaper

Comparisons

Diary

Narrative

Instructions

 

 

AUTUMN WHOLE SCHOOL

Black History Month

SPRING

Transformers (the transforming world)

Traditional Tales/Changing endings: Twist in the Tale

 

Autobiography

 

Poetry

Florence Nightingale/Edith Cavell

Trip: Nightingale Museum

Change: Medicine/Hospitals

Continents & Oceans

Life Cycles Basic Needs

 

Growing Plants

(Capel Manor trip)

Easter

 

Wesak

D&T vehicles (transformers?)

 

Picture this

We are animators

 

Programming on screen

SATs Prep

 

 

Spring X-Curr writing

Autobiography

 

Information text/reports

 

Information texts

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING WHOLE SCHOOL

Book Week

SUMMER TERM

The Urban Jungle

Does Chocolate Grow on Trees? (link science)

 

Penny Dreadful

 

Poetry: Limericks

 

Act it out

Local Study: Wetlands/Floods

 

 

Changes: Schools

Local Study Wetlands

Local Plants

 

Trips: Wetlands

Church visit/Baptism

 

Eid al Fitr

 

Ramadan

Can buildings speak? Link with schools

 

 

 

 

Winding up

We are zoologists

 

 

Clues – Limericks

SATs: Recycling  project

 

 

Summer X-Curr Writing

 

Information leaflets

 

Diary entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER WHOLE SCHOOL

Art Project (2 weeks)/Science Week

 

 

YEAR 3 YEARLY OVERVIEW

TERM

TOPIC TITLE

ENGLISH

HISTORY

GEOG

SCIENCE

RE

ART/D&T

COMPUTING

OTHER

AUTUMN

Rock and Roll

Stone Age Boy

 

Non-fiction related to science and geography

Stone Age

Trip: Celtic Harmony

Volcanos

Rocks & Soils

Living as a Muslim

 

Christmas

Sculpture: Volcanos

 

Art: Cave Paintings

We are researchers

MFL Cave paintings at Lascaux

 

Music: Related to stone age

Autumn x-curr writing

Narrative

Diary

 

Poetry

Instructions

 

 

AUTUMN WHOLE SCHOOL

Black History Month

SPRING

Let there be light!

Moon Man

 

Video unit: Baboon on the Moon (BFI)

 

Poetry: Calligrams linked to Diwali

 

Non-fiction related to topic

Written Communications (no link)

Trip – Postal museum

 

 

Location

(no link)

Can you see me?

 

How does your garden grow?

Diwali

 

RE through Art (stained glass windows)

Picture Frames

 

 

Portraying Relationships (link to Moon Man/Baboon on the Moon))

We are animators

 

 

 

Spring X-Curr writing

Autobiography

 

Information text/reports

 

Information texts

 

Poetry related to RE

 

 

 

SPRING WHOLE SCHOOL

Book Week

SUMMER TERM

Home and away

Storm

 

Ottoline & The Cat

 

Poetry

 

Year 3 Spanish Café/British Café

Local History Forty Hall

Trip to Forty Hall

 

 

Sleepover?

Alternate locality: Spain

Materials

 

 

 

Amazing Bodies

Judaism: Exodus

 

 

School unit

Inv. Patterns/Famous artist: Gaudi/Spanish Art

Mosaic

Trip: Henry Moore sculpture Park (science)

Healthy Sandwiches (café link)

We are presenters (café link)

 

We are…surveys

T

Summer X-Curr Writing

Adverts, Menus, Recipes for café. Newspaper reviews

Chronological reporting

 

 

 

Biography

 

 

SUMMER WHOLE SCHOOL

Art Project (2 weeks)/ Science Week

 

YEAR 4 YEARLY OVERVIEW

TERM

TOPIC TITLE

ENGLISH

HISTORY

GEOG

SCIENCE

RE

ART/D&T

COMPUTING

OTHER

AUTUMN

Walk like an Egyptian

Wordsmith unit: Was Tutankhamun Killed?

 

Fiction Unit: Egyptian Cat & The Egyptian Goddess

 

Poetry Unit: Creating Images

 

Sound Spooky??

 

Ancient Egypt

Rivers (includes the Nile)

Our changing word/Vibrations

 

Human Impact

Sukkot/Judaism

 

Synagogue

 

Guru Nanak

Painting Journeys (Book of the dead)

 

Textiles Money Containers

We are scientists/data collection – connection?

Travel presenters power point

 

Autumn x-curr writing

 

Instructional text

 

Recount

 

 

 

AUTUMN WHOLE SCHOOL

Black History Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING

Sparks

Spiderwick

 

Iron Man (Electricity link)

 

Non-fiction connected to Romans

Romans

Contrasting Location: Rome

Electricity

 

Changing State

School Unit through Art

 

Christian Community

D&T Buildings & Structures: Connect to Romans

 

D&T Control Mechanism: Iron Man

 

Art: View points

We are meteorologists

 

We are artists

 

 

Spring X-Curr writing

Diary Writing

 

Chronological reporting/texts

 

 

 

Biography

 

 

SPRING WHOLE SCHOOL

Book Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER TERM

On the move!

Christophes Story (Refugee)

 

Non Fiction: The Grand Tour

 

Exploring Poetic Languages

Windrush/Migration

 

 

Geog: Locate North & South America

Moving & Growing

 

Where does all that food go?

Hindu home

 

 

Quar’an

D&T Pop-up: World View points

 

Art: Prints

Connection?

We are co-authors

 

 

We are musicians

 

Summer X-Curr Writing

Adverts, Menus, Recipes for café. Newspaper reviews

Chronological reporting

 

 

 

Biography

 

 

SUMMER WHOLE SCHOOL

Art Project (2 weeks)/Science Week

 

 

 

YEAR 5 YEARLY OVERVIEW

TERM

TOPIC TITLE

ENGLISH

HISTORY

GEOG

SCIENCE

RE

ART/D&T

COMPUTING

OTHER

AUTUMN

How civilised!

Greek Myths & Legends

 

Percy Jackson

 

Newspaper Reports

Ancient Greece

 

Legacy of Ancient Greece

Contrasting locality: Greece

Forces

 

 

Materials: Get sorted

Christian Values

 

RE through Art

Greek Pottery/Art

 

???

We are architects (Greek Temples)

 

We are bloggers

 

Autumn x-curr writing

 

Instructional text

 

Diary Writing

Instructions

 

 

AUTUMN WHOLE SCHOOL

Black History Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING

Explorers and settlers

Beowulf

 

Poetry: Kennings

 

Ultimate Explorers

 

Ultimate Rap

Anglo Saxons & Vikings

Locations of UK Regions

Changes (links to Bread making)

 

Circle of Life

No link

Pesach

 

Islam/Local Mosque

Talking Textiles (Bayeux Tapestry)

 

Bread making (Saxon Bread)

We are traders

 

 

Spring X-Curr writing

Diary Writing

 

Chronological reporting/texts

 

 

 

Instructional texts

 

 

SPRING WHOLE SCHOOL

Book Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER TERM

Fun and Games

Museum of fun

 

 

Pitch-it

 

 

Another text?

History of Leisure

Mountains

Mixtures

 

 

 

Earth and Space

 

Human Reproduction

No link

Buddha & Teaching

 

 

Sikhism

Objects and meanings

 

 

 

Moving Toys

 

 

Musical Instruments

We are Advertisers

 

 

 

Coding

 

Summer X-Curr Writing

Adverts, Menus, Recipes for café. Newspaper reviews

Chronological reporting

 

 

 

Biography

 

 

SUMMER WHOLE SCHOOL

Art Project (2 weeks)/Science Week

 

 

YEAR 6 YEARLY OVERVIEW

 

TERM

TOPIC TITLE

ENGLISH

HISTORY

GEOG

SCIENCE

RE

ART/D&T

COMPUTING

OTHER

AUTUMN

Dig for victory

Unit 5.1 Friend or Foe

 

Shakespeare Unit

 

School journey

 

Persuasive Writing/Propaganda

World War 2 (Anne Frank)

Location Geography: Cities bombed/evacuation

Nature Library

 

Everything changes

Rosh Hashannah

Yom Kippur

 

RE through ART

A sense of place

 

Structures/Shelters (Anderson Shelter)

We are publishers

 

We are explorers

MFL: La 2ree Guerre Mondiale

Autumn x-curr writing

Biography

Instructional text

 

Recount

 

 

 

AUTUMN WHOLE SCHOOL

Black History Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING

Staying alive!

Non Fiction: Why is blood red?

 

Poetry: Animals/Ted Hughes

 

London Eye

 

The Rainplayer (Connected to Mayan)

Mayans

Bioemes/Amazon and Arctic

Body pump and body health

Lent and Easter

 

Hajj

Food technology

Fajitas

 

Making Slippers

 

Create an adventure game

 

We are environmentalists

MFL: La Terre

Spring X-Curr writing

Diary Writing

 

Chronological reporting/texts

Explanation text: Making Chocolate

 

Factual leaflets

Recount

Instructional text

 

 

SPRING WHOLE SCHOOL

Book Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER TERM

All change!

Comprehension revision

 

Funny Frightening: Genre anthology

 

Non-fiction Inventions

 

Kenuske Kingdom

Railways

 

Contrasting Location: Railways North America

Danger Low Voltage#

 

 

Light up your world

Buddhist Community

 

Hindu & Community

Cubism & Y6 Production

 

 

People in action

We are fundraisers

 

 

Web developers

 

 

Summer X-Curr Writing

 

Recount

 

Information text

Recount

Explanation texts

 

 

 

 

SUMMER WHOLE SCHOOL

Art Project (2 weeks)/Science Week

 

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