Key Term Topics


Animals and Babies


The Seaside


Trips: Banham Zoo, Hunstanton

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Key Subject Focus

Literacy: Writing – 

Writing about superheroes

Writing fact books on different animals

Writing our new SFA digraphs and trigraphs and using them in words

ELG Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Literacy: Reading – 

Learning our SFA digraphs and trigraphs e.g. ‘ai’ train in the rain.

Talking in detail about stories – key characters, events, making predictions.

ELG Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Maths – 

Counting on and back to add and take away

Recapping our number bonds to numbers within 10

Learning about capacity

Discussing money when buying fish and chips and ice cream at the seaside!

ELG N Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing. SSM Children use everyday language to talk about… capacity… distance, time and money.

Expressive Arts and Design – 

Designing superheroes

Role playing as superheroes

Painting/drawing animal portraits

Using mixed materials to create a seaside picture

ELG They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development – 

Speaking in front of whole class during Show and Tell

Talking about our feelings and how our actions affect each other

Talking about and preparing for transition into Year 1

ELG Children show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.

Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences.

They are confident to speak in a familiar group.

Physical Development – 

Moving like a Superhero/animal

Sports Day

Talking about the effect of sport and healthy eating on our bodies

ELG Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet.

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.

Understanding the World – 

Learning about different animals and habitats

Discussing similarities and differences of different environments e.g. Peterborough and the seaside

Talking about our own similarities and differences during Show and Tell

ELG Children know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions. Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places.. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals.

Communication and Language – 

Talking about ourselves and interests in Show and Tell

Using language in imaginative role play, including superhero and animal role play

ELG S Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately. U They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events. L+A Children listen attentively in a range of situations.

Reception Work