Early Years Curriculum Map Term 2
Personal and Social Development
The children will develop and understanding of themselves as a Nursery/ Reception child. Learning to cope with changes in the environment. Areas that will be covered will include:
- Develop the confidence to try new activities and say when they like some activities more than others.
- Learn to make good choices around the environment and be able to select the resources required.
- Gain and understanding of their own and others feelings.
- Start to work as part of a pair/ group or whole class.
- Learn to show sensitivity for others needs and feelings and use this to form positive relationships within the classroom
The reception children will continue to follow the Read Write Inc phonics programme. Along with this they will be exposed to reading and writing opportunities. Areas covered will include:
- Phonic sounds reviewed (Speed Sounds Set 1) and new sounds introduced (Speed Sounds Set 2) based on individual needs.
- Beginning to build CVC words and phonic based sentences (R).
- Name recognition and formation. Recognition of alphabet and sounds with attempts to form letters/ mark make (N).
- Independent and emergent writing opportunities through role play and continuous provision linked to the topic.
- Stories linked to topic along with factual texts.
- Develop an understanding of characters, story structure and events through daily reading and role play.
- Gain and understanding of the difference between fictional and factual books
Mathematics will be taught as a stand-alone subject, but will be incorporated into the topic and classroom activities where appropriate.
- Recognising numbers, counting to 30(R), 10(N), matching one to one.
- Order numbers.
- Ordinal numbers introduced.
- Sorting 2D shapes.
- Adding in order to find 1 or 2 more.
- Creating repeating and symmetrical patterns.
- Adding single digit numbers within 20 (R), Partitioning within 10, Number bonds to 10. Recording the sum.
- Read and compare numbers to 20. Count back from 20.
- Comparing weights, measuring using non-standard units.
- Money – recognise coins.
- Understand times of day and begin to know months.
- Sort, describe and name 3D shapes
Understanding the World
Children will gain an understanding of the world around them and the different types of creatures living around them. They will be able to identify name and classify farm animals, pets, wild animals, sea animals and minibeasts
They will also gain an understanding of the differences between animal types, the needs of animals and where they live (habitats) They will create animals’ usings clay, puppets and drawing skills
Investigate different environments that the animals live in. Attempt to recreate them using junk modeling and create camouflage using various art techniques
Students will begin by learning about Chinese New Year and then they will be introduced to 2 new topics, types of food and colours.
Children will learn the following vocabulary
- Days and dates
- Numbers to 20
- My school
- My friends
Expressive Arts and Design
The children will have access to creative art throughout the curriculum and will learn through a creative medium. Specific areas covered will include:
- Exploring using a variety of medium; paint and collage to create texture and dimension.
- Follow own creative ideas and thoughts;
- Working together on collaborative projects, model making and printing.
- Role play opportunities.
- Access to musical instruments and song.
Physical development will include gross and fine motor development. These areas will be covered across the curriculum and within the playground. Areas covered will include:
- Increase gross motor development through dance and song: mimicking the movements of the various animals.
- Mark making with various instruments including crayons, pens and pencils. Writing using cursive script (R).
- Drawing, tracing and using a variety of tools with playdough, plasticine and clay.
- Manipulating playdough and other malleable materials in order to increase muscle strength.
- Using magnets, cotton reels, threading beads to develop fine motor coordination.
- Working on cutting skills through various activities.
This term in PE lessons the students will be continuing with multisports - working on their spatial awareness with small games and rules. They will also use a variety of balls and equipment to help with their eye and hand coordination.
Chicks and Chitchats are working on high and low sounds. They will sing songs with actions, they will learn to play xylophones with awareness of the pitch and they will play musical games to develop rhythm and pace.
This term children will begin by working on programming. The children will enjoy working with the Beebots. They will learn how to programme them to follow a set of instructions. They will use different commands to navigate a beebot through a course.
They will conclude the term by being introduced to digital cameras.
Communication and Language
We will touch on this across the curriculum, both within the classroom and through specialist lessons. Areas covered will include:
- Sharing news weekly with friends; learning to be a good listener and respond with appropriate questions and comments.
- Asking good questions to find out more information – what?, why?, how?, who?, when?
- Following adult instructions with listen attentively during carpet time activities.
- Talk confidently about own experiences of animals.
- Show and Tell to describe a favourite animal/ animal related toy and answer questions posed by others.
- Building vocabulary through topic discussions : mothers and babies, habitats, animal names. Use it in the correct context.