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EYFS - Topic Overview


Red Class

Teacher: Mrs Ischt

TA: Mrs Rodacan

Ruby Class

Teacher: Miss Brisley

TA: Mrs Grace

  Term 1 - This is me!

Subjects covered in this topic.

Personal, social, emotional Development- Communicate freely about own home and community.

Physical Development- Becoming independent with our own self- care.

Communication and Language - Listen to one another in small groups.

Literacy - Shows awareness of rhyme and alliteration. Gives meaning to marks they draw and paint.

Maths - Recites numbers in order to 10 and knows that numbers identifies how many objects are in a set. Shows an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes.

Understanding of the world - Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them.

Expressive Art and Design - Enjoys singing familiar songs, dancing and ring games. Explores colour and how it can be changed.


  Term 2 -

The Gruffalo, The Stickman, Winter, Christmas

Subjects covered in this topic.

Personal, social, emotional Development - Play in a group extending and elaborating ideas.

Physical Development - Holds a pencil correctly and uses it with increasing control. Runs skilfully and negotiates space successfully.

Communication and Language - Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall.

Literacy - begins to be aware of the ways stories are structured. Recognises familiar words such as own name. Continues a rhyming string. Hears and says the initial sounds in words.

Maths - Sometimes matches a numeral and quantity correctly. Shows an interest and an awareness of shape in the environment

Understanding of the world - Can talk about some of the things they have observed.

Expressive Art and Design - Uses various construction materials. Uses available resources to support role-play.


Term 3 - 

Traditional Tales

Subjects covered in this topic.

Personal, social, emotional Development - Taking turns and sharing resources.

Physical Development - Travels with confidence and skill. Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control.

Communication and Language- Shows understanding of prepositions and responds to simple instructions.

Literacy - Can segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together.

Maths - Uses positional language. Recognises numerals and counts objects using 1-1 correspondence.

Understanding of the world - Completes a simple program on a computer.

Expressive Art and Design - Explores the different sounds of instruments. Use particular colours for a purpose.



Term 4 - 

Chinese New Year, Castles and Knights, Jack and the Beanstalk, Growing.

Subjects covered in this topic.

Personal, social, emotional Development - Can adapt behaviour to different events social situations and changes in routine.

Physical Development – Eats a healthy range of food stuffs and understands need for variety in food.

Communication and Language - Builds vocabulary and uses it to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations.

Literacy - Uses clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, presenting some sounds correctly and in sequence.

Maths - Begins to count beyond 10. Uses everyday language related to time and money. Orders items by length or height.

Understanding of the world - Develops an understanding of growth decay and changes over time.

Expressive Art and Design - Constructs with a purpose in mind using a variety of resources.



Term 5 - 

Animals, Pets and Mini-Beasts

Subjects covered in this topic.

Personal, social, emotional Development - confident to speak to others about own needs, wants interests and opinions.

Physical Development –Show understanding of the need for safety and considers and manages some risks. Begins to form recognisable letters.

Communication and Language - introduces a narrative or storyline to their play. Is able to follow a story without pictures or props. Maintains attention, concentrates during appropriate activity.

Literacy - Begins to read words in simple sentences enjoys an increasing range of books. Attempts to write short sentences.

Maths - Finds one more or one less, begins to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting. Recognise create and describe patterns.

Understanding of the world - Shows interest in different occupations. Shows care and concern for living things and the environment.

Expressive Art and Design - Selects appropriate resources and adapts work where necessary. Plays cooperatively as part of a group to act out a narrative.



Term 6 - 

Seaside and Pirates

Subjects covered in this topic.

Personal, social, emotional Development  Confident to try new activities and work as part of a group, take changes of routine in their stride

Physical Development - Manages their own personal hygiene and independently, knows the importance for good health. Shows good control and coordination in large and small movements.

Communication and Language - Listens attentively in a range of situations, follows instructions involving several ideas or actions, expresses themselves effectively.

Literacy – Read and understand simple sentences, reads some common irregular words and demonstrates understanding when talking with others about what they have read. Write simple sentences that can be read by themselves and others.

Maths - Solves problems and counts reliably to 20. Talks about size weight capacity and distance. Explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and uses mathematical language to describe them.

Understanding of the world - Know differences and similarities between themselves and others and in relation to places, objects materials and living things. Select and use technology for a particular purpose.

Expressive Art and Design - Make music and dance and experiment with ways of changing them. Safety use and explore a variety of materials. Represent their own ideas through art, music and stories.


Curriculum Overview

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