Leigh Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

‘Live And Learn With Jesus’

Windermere Road, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 1UX

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01942 674226

Class 1 & 2 (Reception)

Welcome to class 1 and 2. The teachers in class 1 and 2 are Mrs Dickinson & Mrs Frith.

Teaching Assistants supporting Reception are Mrs Williams(NNEB, HLTA) and Mrs Loynd (HLTA).

Early Years Curriculum Newsletter

Spring Term 2020

Over the spring term, the children will explore Magical Tales, the Easter story and Springtime. In our Magical Tales topic, the children will enjoy the pantomime Aladdin and do a range of activities connected to this story. They will also read a range of stories from astronauts and aliens to pirates and fairy castles. Our ongoing topic is Spring. Please find below each area of learning and the activities that your child will be experiencing:

EYFS CURRICULUM OVERVIEW 2020

Term

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1 and 2 (short term)

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Marvellous Me

All About Me

My Family

My School

 

 

 

 

Autumn

People Who Help Us

People who help us in Leigh

I’m Safe and Clean

 

The Nativity

Winter

Magical Tales

Pantomine

Astronauts and Aliens

Pirates and Castles

 

 

 

Easter

Spring

Strong and

Powerful

Super Heroes

Super Fit

Super Healthy

 

 

 

Summer

Our Wonderful World

Down on the Farm

Dive into the Ocean

On Safari

Summer

Key Questions

Who am I?

 

 

 

Why can I kick leaves around?

Who can we call?

 

 

Why do I need my gloves on?

Who am I going to be today?

 

 

 

 

Why can I hear the birds singing?

Can I eat chips and chocolate?

 

Why don’t I need my coat on?

Why do lions roar?

 

Why do the puddles dry up so quickly?

Trips

/WOW

School Walk/Local Area Walk

Family Visit into School

Church Visit

Autumn walk Par or woods

Forest School

Library Visit

Visits from: PCSOs

School Nurse

Dental Nurse

Father Christmas

Visit to local theatre to see Pantomine

 

Visit to castle or space centre

Spring walk around Pennington Park and or Lilford Woods

 

Daily Mile

Cooking Demonstrations

Food to Fork Visit (Tesco)

Farm Visit

 

Summer walk around Pennington Park and or Lilford Woods

Texts

Fiction:

Titch Series (Pat Hutchins)

 

The Squirrels who Squabbled (Rachel Bright)

 

Leafman (Lois Elhert)

 

Mr Men and Little Miss Stories

Fiction/Non-Fiction:

Give us a smile Cinderella (Steve Smallman)

 

Blow your nose, Big Bad Wolf (Steve Smallman)

 

The Nativity (The Beginners’ Bible)

 

Bear Snore On (Karma Wilson)

 

Fiction

Different versions of the Pantomine story (varies each year)

Pirates love Underpants (Claire Freedman)

Pirate Cruncher/The Pirates Next Door (Jonny Duddle)

Plunge into the Pirate Pool (Caryl Hart)

Aliens in Underpants (Claire Freedman)

Welcome to Alien School

How to Catch a Dragon (Caryl Hart)

Muddy Puddles

10 Little Pirates (maths focus)

10 Little Robots (maths focus)

The Easter Story (The Beginners’ Bible)

 

 

Fiction/Non-Fiction:

Keep Running Gingerbread Man

 

Eat Your Greens Goldilocks

 

Mad about Minibeasts (Giles Andreae)

 

Fiction:

What the Ladybird hear?

What the Ladybird heard again ( Julia Donaldson)

The Lion Inside

The Koala that could (Rachel Bright)

Poetry:

Mad about Minibeasts

Commotion in the Ocean

Rumble in the Jungle

Down on the Farmyard Hullabaloo (Giles Andreae)

CLL/

Chatterbox

Mirrors/Images of people/Images of people at work and play

Walkie-Talkies Images of Emergency services

Images of pirate ships, castles, spaceships, astronauts etc.

Treasure chest.

Images of food both healthy and unhealthy

Puppets

Animal and insect images

Animal print fabrics

Role Play

School Classroom/School Office

Emergency Station/Baby Clinic/Santa’s Workshop

Theatre/Castle/

Pirate Ship/Spaceship

Puppets and puppet theatre

Healthy Eating Café

Outdoor Gym

Vets

The Zoo

PSED

Being me in my world

 

Making new friends

 

Which Mr Man or Little Miss am I? – How do I learn best?

I know how to keep myself clean and safe

 

 

 

What do I like?

I can keep myself fit and healthy

I can care for my world

KUW

Who lives with me?

Who helps me at school?

Where do I live?

Where is my school?

Can I find my way around my new school? Is my school old or new?

Emergency/Care services in Leigh

 

How can I keep myself safe and clean?

 

 

The world around us, air, land and sea, including space.

 

Buildings old and new.

 

Transport old and new.

What do I need to do to keep myself fit and healthy?

 

Where in the world do the animals live?

 Which animals live in the air, in the sea and on the land?

EAD

Self portraits

Pictures of my family

Decorations for a family party

Photo frame for a family photograph

Leaf Art/Leaf Rubbing

Autumnal colour mixing

Winter painting

Hibernating animal art, i.e. squirrels and hedgehogs

Christmas cards Christmas decorations

Christmas cards

 

Painting/collage of pirate ships

Design their own pirate outfit

Create their own alien

Alien mask

Construct castles/pirate ships

 

Pastel pictures of British birds

Construct bird feeders

Still life of spring flowers using a variety of different materials.

Plates of healthy food

Pastel pictures of halved fruit and vegetables

Design my own superhero cape

 

Still life of summer flowers using a variety of different materials.

Paintings of animals

Animal masks

Animal prints and patterns

Independent Learning/

Investigation Station

Shiny and Dull

Mirrors

Kaleidoscopes

Magnifying glasses Shiny metals

Glass beads

Pebbles

Pine cones

Leaves

Conkers

Light and Colour

Torches

Finger lights

Colour filters

Felts pens

Litmus paper

Colour mixing

Rainbow light

Dark Den

 

Sound

Musical toys

Chimes

Flutes

Boom box

Making instruments

Microphones

Drums

 

 

Mechanisms

Wind up toys

Yoyos

Friction cars

Spinning tops

Push up toys

Marionettes

Hand puppets

Magnetism

Magnets

Iron filing pictures

Brio train

Metals

Wood

 

 

Reception Patterns which were made into Christmas cards