Summer term curriculum maps 2020

The Federation of Abbey Infant & Junior School Curriculum Map for Year Nursery 2019-20 - Summer term For specific class information see For dates see Our topic is Fantasy Island This t opic is spliƚ inƚo ͚Make Belieǀe͛ and ͚Beside ƚhe Seaside͛͘ During the first half term we will read lots of ͚ make believe ͛ stories and use our imaginations to make up our own monsters and characters. We will have a ͚ Gruffalo day ͛ and a ͚ Superhero day ͛ . During the second half term we will find out about the seaside, talk about the creatures that live in the sea and read lots of stories about Pirates. We will have a ͚ Pirate day ͛ and parents will be invited to our ͚ Beach party ͛

Personal, social and emotional development The children will be encouraged to continue to share and take turns, they will be asked to talk about how they think the characters are feeling in the books that we ƌead and decide if ƚheLJ aƌe ͚goodieƐ͛ oƌ ͚baddieƐ͛͘ We will be preparing the children for Reception through lots of group discussions, stories and transition days. Literacy We will continue to encourage the children to recognise and have a go at writing their own name. We will be starting the ͚ Talk 4 Writing ͛ approach which will encourage the children to learn a short story off by heart through actions. This will provide them with a visual and kinesthetic prompt for writing. We will be writing about the Gruffalo, writing recipes for the Gingerbread man and reading lots of fantasy stories. This will also include talking about the setting, characters and sequence of events of each of the stories. Physical Development We continue to have a weekly visit from Mrs Sanderson, who provides the children with a short Physical development session. She encourages movement to a simple story, this focuses on the basic gross movements such as stretching, marching, skipping, jumping and more complex movements such as cross-over marching and slithering. Good gross motor control has a positive impact on writing and fine motor skills. Children also practice holding a pencil correctly and develop the skills of using scissors. time in family groups. The children will be expected to use more complex sentences and questions, they will also be building on their vocabulary and making their needs clearly known. Communication and language Children will continue to talk about what they see, hear and feel. We will talk about our experiences and discuss the stories which we have read. Staff will encourage the children to develop listening skills through a range of opportunities such as games and circle

Phonics & early reading We ǁill bƵild on ƚhe childƌen͛Ɛ liƐƚening ƐkillƐ through listening and memory games to promote concentration. Children will begin to learn Phonics- the sound that the letters make and the alphabet name. Children will continue to build on their understanding of rhythm and rhyme through stories, nursery rhymes and activities. Children who show they are ready will begin to sound out and read simple cv and cvc words.

Life skills, soft skills and bucket list experiences

Mathematics We will continue to recognise 2D shapes, colours and numbers. We will provide opportunities for number recognition, counting and number rhymes daily. Children will be measuring, comparing length, weight and height and capacity. The children will be encouraged to start recording numbers and will practise number formation. We will introduce number of the week, during which we find different ways to represent a number ʹ using our fingers, numicon, counters and nƵmbeƌ fanƐ͙͘ Understanding the world Children will develop their ICT skills through appropriate activities using the computer and Ipads, such as creating their own superhero logos or characters on Paint. Children will be looking at special heroes, thinking about what makes people and different environments so special and how to care for them. The children will compare the seaside to where we live and talk about what they notice in pictures and videos of the seaside.

Characteristics of effective learning Children are encouraged to review their own progress and learning. Teachers talk in depth with children about what they are doing, what went well and what they would change next time. This gives children the opportunity to self-assess and think critically. All children are encouraged to have their own ideas, find ways to solve problems and not give up when faced with a challenge. a variety of materials and resources to make Gruffalo masks, puppets, superhero capes and Gruffalo crumble. The children will explore colour mixing and using colour for a purpose by using the self-serve paint station in the creative area. We will also explore musical instruments and see how the sounds can be changed. Expressive arts and design Children will continue to build a repertoire of songs and dances through opportunities for music and dance. They will develop their imagination through role play opportunities. Children will use

Children will explore cooking techniques and apparatus; they will then have the opportunity to learn how to make a sandwich independently. Children practise their leadership skills by taking the lead role in their play and taking charge of their learning. Children show an awareness of being a good team player, opportunities are provided through circle time, class games, group work and star of the week assemblies. Children will experience a ͚ Gruffalo Day ͛ , ͚ Pirate Day ͛ , a ͚ beach party ͛ and a ͚ superhero day ͛ , all amazing opportunities to tick off their bucket list!

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