Understanding the World:

Explore the natural world around them.

Describe what they see, hear and feel whilst outside.

Understand the effect of changing seasons on the natural world around them.

 

Literacy

Blend sounds into words, so that they can read short words made up of known letter–sound correspondences.

Read simple phrases and sentences made up of words with known letter–sound correspondences and, where necessary, a few exception words.

Write short sentences with words with known sound-letter correspondences using a capital letter and full stop.

Re-read what they have written to check that it makes sense.

 

 

Understanding the World:

Comment on images of familiar situations in the past.

Understand that some places are special to members of their community.

Recognise that people have different beliefs and celebrate special times in different ways.

Talk about members of their immediate family and community.

Name and describe people who are familiar to them.

 

 

Spring 2 Feb-Apr

Communication and Language

Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.

Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall.

Uses language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations.

Literacy

Begins to read words and simple sentences.

Uses vocabulary and forms of speech that are increasingly influenced by their experiences of books.

Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.

Can segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together and knows which letters represent some of them.

Communication and Language

Questions why things happen and gives explanations.

Asks e.g. who, what, when, how. Beginning to understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions.

Understanding the World

Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects.

Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time. Shows care and concern for living things and the environment.

 

Spring 1 Jan-Feb

Communication and Language

Retell the story, once they have developed a deep familiarity with the text; some as exact repetition and some in their own words.

 

Listen to and talk about selected non-fiction to develop a deep familiarity with new knowledge and vocabulary.

 

Learn new vocabulary.

 

Use new vocabulary through the day.

 

 

Literacy

Read some letter groups that each represent one sound and say sounds for them.

 

Spell words by identifying the sounds and then writing the sound with letter/s.

 

Re-read what they have written to check that it makes sense.

 

Read a few common exception words matched to the school’s phonic programme.

 

 

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Develops an understanding of using lines to enclose a space, and begins to use drawing to represent actions and objects based on imagination, observation and experience.

Uses tools for a purpose.

Explore colour and colour-mixing.

 

Continues to explore moving in a range of ways, e.g. mirroring, creating own movement patterns.

Watch and talk about dance and performance art, expressing their feelings and responses.

 

Understanding the World

Understand that some places are special to members of their community.

 

Recognise some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries.

 

Recognise some environments that are different to the one in which they live.

 

Understand the effect of changing seasons on the natural world around them.

 

Physical Development

Know and talk about the different factors that support their overall health and wellbeing.

 

Confidently and safely use a range of large and small apparatus indoors and outside, alone and in a group.

 

Develop their small motor skills so that they can use a range of tools competently, safely and confidently. Suggested tools: pencils for drawing and writing, paintbrushes, scissors, knives, forks and spoons.

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2 Nov-Dec

Understanding the World

Describe what they see, hear and feel whilst outside.

 

Talks about why things happen and how things work.

Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience.

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Explore colour and colour-mixing.

 

Develops an understanding of using lines to enclose a space, and begins to use drawing to represent actions and objects based on imagination, observation and experience.

Uses tools for a purpose.

Literacy

Form lower-case and capital letters correctly.

Read individual letters by saying the sounds for them.

 

Understanding the World

Talk about members of their immediate family and community.

 

Name and describe people who are familiar to them.

 

Comment on images of familiar situations in the past.

 

Compare and contrast characters from stories, including figures from the past.

 

Recognise that people have different beliefs and celebrate special times in different ways.

 

Describe what they see, hear and feel whilst outside.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Enjoys joining in with moving, dancing and ring games.

Develops an understanding of using lines to enclose a space, and begins to use drawing to represent actions and objects based on imagination, observation and experience.

Uses tools for a purpose.

Explore colour and colour-mixing.

 

Remember and sing entire songs.

 

Continues to explore moving in a range of ways, e.g. mirroring, creating own movement patterns.

 

Understanding the World

Shows care and concern for living things and the environment.

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

Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines.

Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience.

Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends.

 

 

Autumn 1 Sep-Oct

This half term our main theme is: ‘People Who Help Us’

Our term will begin with Values Week. During Values week we will explore our school values, what they mean and how we can show them. We will then move on to ‘People Who Help us’ where we will learn all about the different people that help us in our community. We will also spend time learning more about some of our favourite stories and traditional tales.

 

Religious Education

In R.E we will be learning about and celebrating Harvest. We will also be discovering how unique we are and how special we all are to God.

 

Mathematics

In Maths we will be working on number recognition, rote counting and number sense.

 

English

Our reading will be mainly focused on non-fiction books linked to our themes along with some of our favourite fiction stories when reading for pleasure. We will also be learning some of our first ‘speed sounds’ in phonics and practising our mark making in many ways.

 

 

See the Curriculum Map for Butterflies to find out more…