Key Term Topics

All About Me

Nursery Rhymes

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Key Subject Focus

Blue text indicates the criteria for children working at the expected level.


Literacy: Writing – 

Name writing

Writing our SFA graphemes

Mark making including outside mark making

Gives meaning to marks they make as they draw, write and paint.

Links sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet

Writes own name and other things such as labels, captions


Literacy: Reading – 

Learning nursery rhymes

Show an understanding of key story elements by sharing stories

Making predictions about stories

Learning our SFA phonemes

Shows an awareness of rhyme and alliteration

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

Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall

Enjoys an increasing range of books


Maths – 

Learning our days of the week and months of the year

Counting 1:1

Using our calendar for number recognition

Recognising patterns

Counts objects to 10, and beginning to count beyond 10.

Uses familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models.

Uses everyday language related to time.


Expressive Arts and Design – 

Role playing as nursery rhyme characters

Painting our self and family portraits

Plays cooperatively as part of a group to develop and act out a narrative.

Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect

Uses simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately.


Personal, Social and Emotional Development – 

Sharing and turn taking

Learning class rules and routines

Understanding our similarities and differences

Talking about making the right choices

Can select and use resources and activities with help

Aware of own feelings, and knows that some actions and words can hurt others feelings

Can play in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas


Physical Development – 

Move like a character from a nursery rhyme

Discussing healthy eating during snack and lunch time

Dough gym

Go Noodle for gross motor development

Moves freely and with pleasure and confidence in a range of ways, such as slithering, shuffling, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping, sliding and hopping

Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control

Eats a healthy range of foodstuffs and understands need for variety in food


Understanding the World – 

Using our All About Me boxes to discuss our families, interests, places we have visited etc

Discussing seasons and weather

Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience.

Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends

Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.


Communication and Language – 

Talking about ourselves, families, likes and dislikes

Using language in imaginative role play, including nursery rhyme role play

Listens to others one to one or in small groups, when conversation is of interest to them

Can retell a past event in correct order

Uses talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next.


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