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Staffordshire. ST18 9JU

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Class 1 (Nursery & Reception)

Class 1 - Summer 1 2017


This half term we will be looking at The Gruffalo story. We will be beginning to write character descriptions and look at rhyming activities.

The children will be writing words/ simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. They will be writing some words correctly and others that are phonetically plausible.

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Letter formation books.

Fine motor activities such as threading, drawing, painting, puzzles.

Showing pictures/ photos/ objects

of simple CVC words and having your child write the word.


Number recognition to 20.

Find 1 more/ less from a group of 5, then 10 objects.

To continue to use the language of addition and subtraction.

Count on and back

To record using marks I can interpret and explain.

To recognise create and describe patterns.

Looking at numbers all around such as car license plates, shopping, and clocks.

Counting everyday objects and then adding/ subtracting.

Number formation books.

Expressive Arts and Design

To create simple representations of events, people and objects.

To manipulate materials to achieve a planned effect, constructing with purpose in mind.

Colouring/ painting and talking about what is good or can be improved.

Junk modelling.

Singing and dancing.

Understanding Ourselves and the World Around Us

I know the difference between past and events in my own lives and some reasons why people’s lives were different in the past.

I know that other children have different likes and dislikes and that they may be good at different things.

Our school topic this half term is the Tudors. We will be looking at Henry VIII and his wives, houses, clothing and food and how they compare with that of today.

Communication and Language

Two channeled attention – can listen and do for a short span.

To accurately anticipate key events.

To respond to instructions involving a two part sequence.

Reading together stopping to ask and answer questions on the text.

Retelling the story using pictures in books.

Creating stories or endings together.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

I can initiate talk and take into account of what others say.

To talk about own abilities.

Describe their own and others feelings and their consequences.

Understand and follow rules.

To talk about things they enjoy and are good at, and things they find not so easy.

To respond to talk keeping same topic.

Play group games, following rules and taking turns.

Physical Development

Negotiate space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles.

Handle tools safely and with increasing control.

Look at the food we eat and why it is good/ not so good.

Go to the park and use the equipment there.

Play ball games.

Class 1 - Spring 1 2017


This half term we will be looking at toys (old and new) and Toy Story.

To describe main story settings, events and principle characters.

To suggest how a story might end.

Recognise familiar words and signs, such as own name and logos.

To continue a rhyming string.

To suggest/ attempt to write short sentences with support.




Show an awareness of similarities of shapes in the environment.

Begin to talk about the shapes of everyday objects.

To begin to use the language of addition and subtraction.

Number bonds to 5 and 10.

Doubling and halving.

To record using marks I can interpret and explain.

To show an interest in number problems.



Use available resources to create props for role play.

To build stories around toys.

Begin to move rhythmically.

Create movement in response to music.

Sing to themselves and make up simple songs.



I know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.

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

I can show an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects such as cameras or mobile phones.

I can select and use technology for particular purposes.




To be aware of own feelings, and know that some actions and words can hurt others’ feelings.

I know that children don’t always enjoy the same things, and am sensitive to this

To keep play going by responding to what others are saying or doing.

To form good relationships with peers and familiar adults.

To show confidence in asking adults for help.




To understand that equipment and tools should be used safely.

To draw lines and circles using gross motor movements.

To hold a pencil correctly and use it with increasing control.

To move freely with pleasure and confidence in a range of different ways, such as slithering, shuffling, crawling, jumping, skipping, hopping, running and walking.



Class 1 - Autumn 2 2016


Letters and Sounds is taught Monday- Thursday. We apply our learning in Extended Writing lessons held after each session. This half term we will be looking at the Gingerbread Man and other fantasy stories.

We have Guided Reading sessions in small groups to develop our reading and comprehension skills.

Home reading books are sent out each week and changed every Wednesday



This half term we will be reciting numbers in order to 20.

Represent numerals using objects.

Counting irregular arrangements of up to 10 objects.

Adding 2 sets to find the total using comparative language of more/fewer/same.

To record using marks I can interpret and explain.

We will be using a range of equipment to help us learn including Numicon, number lines and ICT.



I am beginning to build a repertoire of songs and dances.

I can imitate movement in response to music.

I can explore the different sounds of instruments.

I can manipulate materials to achieve a planned effect.

To construct with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources.

To select tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials I am using.

To engage in imaginative role-play based on own first-hand experiences.

To build stories around toys.



Learning about different festivals and cultural events from around the world.

I can recognise and describe special times or events for family or friends.

I can show interest in different occupations and ways of life.

I know about similarities and differences between myself and others, and among families, communities and traditions.



To play in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas

To appreciate and celebrate differences and to understand how it feels and how important it is, to belong to a group. To consider how everybody can be helped to feel safe and happy in school and understand the routines and expectations.

To have opportunities to develop the social skills needed to function in a group setting

To select and use activities/resources with support

To be aware of own feelings, and know that some actions and words can hurt others’ feelings.



To run skillfully and negotiate space successfully, adjusting speed and direction to avoid obstacles.

To catch a large ball.

To draw lines and circles using gross motor movements.

To use one-handed tools and equipment.

Hold pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-hand grasp.

To copy some letters.

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