Early Years Curriculum Map Term 3
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 through the two topics will include:
- Develop an understanding of safety and moral values through story linked discussions. For example not going to strangers homes or taking other peoples belongings.
- Learn to make good choices by refereeing to character choices.
- Express opinions and share ideas about texts.
- Work as part of a group or whole class in order to meet a specific goal.
The reception children will continue to follow the Read Write Inc phonics programme working towards the set 3 sounds. Along with this the children will have ample opportunity to explore creative writing and describing characters.
- Phonic sounds reviewed (Speed Sounds Set 1/2) and new sounds introduced (Speed Sounds Set 2/3) based on individual needs.
- Build CVC words and phonic based sentences (R).
- 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.
- Produce letters and stories linked to topic.
- Develop story structure and order events through reading, role play and discussion.
- Gain and understanding Traditional Tales.
Mathematics will be taught as a stand-alone subject, but will be incorporated into the topic and classroom activities where appropriate.
- Count in 1s, 2s and 10s.
- Counting objects (one to one correspondence) to 20(R).
- Order numbers.
- Adding in order to find 1, 2 or 3 more to 20.
- Finding one more or one less and subtracting 2/3 by counting back.
- Record numbers to 20.
- Doubles to double 5.
- Recognise, describe and sort 3D shapes.
- Follow directions.
- Recognise coins and start to solve simple problems.
- Time: minutes and review days of the week.
Understanding the World
Children will study building materials and will be challenged build structures with a specific focus. Related to The Three Little Pigs and other traditional tales.
Children will gain an understanding of Journeys; from A to B – by various means – on foot, by bike, car, bus, train, plane, boat. How environments can change the further you travel
Children will investigate different vehicles and their uses and will be encouraged to recognise the similarities and differences. Children will make links with occupations – driver, pilot, captain.
Investigate different environments that the animals live in. Attempt to recreate them using junk modeling and create camouflage using various art techniques
Students will cover the following topics:
- Talk about what food that I eat every day
- Talk about animals in our house
- Talk about the things in our classroom
Students will learn topics about:
- Talk about months in a year and birthday month
- Talk about the things in my classroom
- Talk about meals I have everyday
- Talk about animals in the farm and house
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 colour mixing in order to create the colours required to paint specific characters/ vehicles.
- Working together on collaborative projects, chair/ vehicle making.
Role play opportunities: characters from the stories, sequencing the stories in role play and using the puppet theatre.
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:
- Children will be encouraged to move like mean wolves, chop like wood cutters and run like little pigs.
- Super sentences will be used to encourage cursive script and improved letter formation(R).
- Drawing, cutting and building using a variety of mediums.
- Making and manipulating porridge and other malleable materials in order to increase muscle strength.
- Using magnets, cotton reels, threading beads to develop fine motor coordination.
Increasing Flexibility, Strength and Endurance
Eye and Hand Coordination with basic Tennis
- developing awareness of performing.
- playing in a group keeping pulse.
- correct use of instruments.
- exploring changes in volume and speed.
Computer Control using Keyboards.(Specifically look at the functions of the arrow keys, as we are going to create simple documents using them.)
- Can I write my name using a keyboard?
- Can I use the caps lock for the initial sound in my name?
- Can I use a simple paint programme with increasing mouse control?
- Can I understand the purpose of and experiment with hardware such as cameras, computers, IPads, voice recorders etc.?
Communication and Language
We will touch on this across the curriculum, both within the classroom and through specialist lessons. Areas covered will include:
- Children will be encouraged to act out tales through the puppet theatre and using own body and voice.
- Use descriptive language to describe characters within stories and re-tell stories?
- Following adult directions in order to create a vehicle.
- Talk confidently about favourite tales/ characters.
- Show and Tell to describe vehicles/ journeys related to transport.
Building vocabulary through discussions and offer own opinion about topic.