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"Pride - Persistence - Purpose"

Hedgehogs Curriculum 2021-2022

Early Years Curriculum Plan

Autumn

Week

(Approx)

Wk 1- 3

Wk 4-7

Wk 8-11

Wk 12-14

Learning

Challenge

 

What makes me me?

What is happening outside?

How do we get ready for winter?

Why do we have Christmas presents?

Focus

-New classes

-Ourselves

-What makes me special

-Harvest

-Autumnal changes

-Diwali and any other relevant celebrations

 

-Bonfire /fireworks

- Winter clothes

- Hibernation/

Habitats

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- Advent

Nativity

- Christmas

Literacy

Name writing use touch screen technology /keyboards etc

Rhyme

Listening walks

 

Write about changes

 

Firework themed writing

Letter to Santa

Christmas Cards

Present labels

Sequence Nativity story

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

 

 

See NCETM Mastering number overview for reception plans, deep understanding to numbers to 10 in addition link mathematical thinking to main topics

Subsidising, counting, cardinality, ordinalty,  composition,comparison,etc.

Follow and embed new NCETM plans

Follow and embed new NCETM plans

Science

 

 Notice patterns/change linked to seasons

Focus on trees

Weather changes and patterns

Explore ice

Frost/snow in the outside area relate to weather conditions at time

 

Changes making Christmas sweet teats

PSED

Being me in my world

kindness, working well with others, choosing to follow golden rules, caring about each other Managing Feelings and

Emotions

Starting school

New classes ‘Inside Out’ film

Celebrating difference me and what I am good at, being special and all different, families,  making friends, standing up for what is/self

 

 

 

 

R.E.

What makes every person unique and precious?

Things the class celebrate

Thanksgiving birth celebrations

A Hindu festival

Harvest festival and collection of food for others

 

          

Why do Christians perform nativity plays?

 

The Muslim story of Muhammad caring for the ants

 

ICT

I pad 1:1 programmes

 

Firework pictures

Christmas poem

PD

Fine motor

 

 

 

 

PD Health and Self care

Name writing Handwashing

Distancing

Using bathroom

Privacy/respect

 

 

Making cards and decorations

PD

School scheme

·        Adopted scheme

EAD

-Self-portraits

design a Christmas card

 

Make 3D junk models

Make diva pots

Tree decorations

Making

Christmas cards

UW

Local environment

Similarities and differences with things in the past and now

Birthdays /customs things that are important to us

Similarities/differences

 

Seasonal changes in this and other countries and related stories. Think about contrasting environments drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class

Differences and similarities as to how Christmas celebrated in different places

Link to stories from around the world/maps etc if appropriate

Celebrations

 

Add ones of special interest to children in the class

-Birthdays

etc

Divali and other

Celebrations relevant to cohort

eg

Onam

 

Bonfire Night

Remembrance

Christmas

Phonics

 

Follow/embed the new Twinkl scheme

Follow/embed the new Twinkl scheme

Follow/embed the new Twinkl scheme

 

Follow/embed the new Twinkl scheme

Guest events/parent events/outdoors mornings

 

To be planned with childrens interests and learning in mind

To be planned with childrens interests and learning in mind

To be planned with childrens interests and learning in mind

To be planned with childrens interests and learning in mind

 

Spring

 

Wk 1-2

Wk 3-6

Wk 7-11

What can you tell me about your toy?

What makes a good story?

What do I want to be when I grow up?

- Christmas presents received

- compare to old toys

 

-Discuss with children

-Dress up as favourite book character

 

Discuss with children follow interests

Write an information page

Story

writing

beginnings/

Endings

Characters

What happens next?

Use prints/fonts digital formats

Write about what you want to be

People and their roles in society

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Follow and embed new NCETM plans

Follow and embed new NCETM plans

Follow and embed new NCETM plans

How toys work forces

Relate

Weather /senses

Recycling

Dreams  and goals

Persevering setting/ achieving own goals and helping others to achieve theirs 

 

 

Healthy me

Making healthy choices re

moving, resting,

sleeping,

handwashing,

keeping clean

keeping safe

 friendships

 

How can we help others when they need it?

 

Sikhism who helps in the Sikh Diwali story?

 

 

Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?

 

The Buddhists story of the monkey king

 

 

 

Bee bots visit the fairy tale characters’ houses

 

Make up a fairy tale character paint program

 

 

 

 

 

Making Mother’s Day cards

 

Wrapping presents

Writing/cutting labels

 

·        Adopted scheme

Create visual images using a variety of ict programs.

 

Easter cards and gifts

Focus on stories that help gain an understanding of the past through settings/characters and events etc

Bird watching/bird hides

Finding out about jobs

Shrove Tuesday

Valentines

 

 

Chinese New Year

Shrove Tuesday

Mother’s Day

Easter

 

Follow/embed the new Twinkl scheme

Follow/embed the new Twinkl scheme

Follow/embed the new Twinkl scheme

To be planned with childrens interests and learning in mind

To be planned with childrens interests and learning in mind

To be planned with childrens interests and learning in mind

 

Summer

Wk 1-6

Wk 7-13

Who does this egg belong to?

 

Where am I going and what can I find on my Summer expeditions?

-Creatures that come out of eggs

 

- Healthy living week

-Sports Day

 

 

- Tadpoles

- Butterflies etc

 

Non-fiction about eggs and hatching

Related stories

Retrieve information from computers and digital devices

List/ label mini beasts

Instruction writing

 

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Follow and embed new NCETM plans

Follow and embed new NCETM plans

Growing plants

Life cycle of plants

Water/forces

Fruit/vegetables-Sorting foods/healthy living

Cooking eggs

 

Relationships

Making friends

Solving problems, showing respect

Falling out/making up

Changing me

My body ,respecting my body,

growing up, talk about worries

celebrating the year

How can we care for our wonderful world?

 

Encounter with Judaism

How do some Jewish children help care for the world?

 

 

 

Why is the word God so important to Christians?

 

Other faiths

Muslim birth custom

 

Find info on keeping healthy/holiday destination/means for transport

 

Making fathers day cards

·        Adopted scheme

Animal models

 

 

 

Journeys

Cotrasting environments and related stories

St. Georges day

Father’s Day

 

Follow/embed the new Twinkl scheme

Follow/embed the new Twinkl scheme

To be planned with childrens interests and learning in mind

To be planned with childrens interests and learning in mind