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EYFS Curriculum Information

EYFS Curriculum


OFSTED definition of teaching

‘Teaching should not be taken to imply a “top down” or formal way of working. It is a broad term that covers the many ways in which adults help young children learn. It includes their interactions with children during planned and child-initiated play and activities: communicating and modelling language, showing, explaining, demonstrating, exploring ideas, encouraging, questioning, recalling, providing a narrative for what they are doing, facilitating and setting challenges.

It takes account of equipment adults provide and the attention given to the physical environment, as well as the structure and routines of the day that establish expectations.’

September 2015





Our work- Spring Term:

Our topics this half term will be ‘Polar Bears and Penguins’ and ‘Growing

In Literacy we will be reading a selection of books related to our topics and using actions to help us to retell stories.  We will begin learning our sounds using Read Write Inc and aim to recognise all the single sounds and ‘special friend’ sounds and begin to blend using these sounds in our reading books.  We will be practising writing our names, either in our handwriting books or on whiteboards with our name cards. We will also be using the sounds we have learnt to begin to write simple phrases and sentences.

The children will be reading books specifically selected to support their phonological awareness and these will be sent home for parents to support developing reading skills. Resources that we use will include Ditty Sheets, Ditty Books and books that include sentences. It is vitally important that children read at least 3 times a week so that they can develop their reading skills.

In Maths we will be using ‘Number blocks’ to help us learn our numbers to 10. We will practise subitising using these numbers. This means we can look at and recognise a set of objects without having to count them.  We will also be learning about Length, Height and Times and the Mass and Capacity of containers.

This term we will also discuss a range of other special times of the year including Chinese New Year, Shrove Tuesday, Mothering Sunday, World Book Day and Easter.

We will also be going on an educational trip to Hyde Hall to lean about how plants grow.