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Spring 2nd Half Term

Curriculum Overview for Foundation Stage/Ducklings Space/Spring, New Life and Easter Communication & Language

Physical Development Moving and Handling

 Listening to a range of stories about  Talking about their understanding  Being able to respond to Space –Whatever Next, Aliens love and experiences of these new stories they have read or Underpants and The Way Back Home. topics heard, able to predict  Listening to their friends in the Space  Giving their own explanations, for outcomes, retell or recall station role play area and asking e.g. In springtime new things begin main events and answer questions about the Space topic to grow. questions  Listening to a visiting vicar talk about  Speaking in sentences that are  Understanding how and the church and the Christening service grammatically correct, in terms of why questions about Space for RE verb tense, for e.g. I will have an  Following simple egg hunt, I went into space. instructions- pretend to be space robots and be directed by a friend

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Talking about what they are good at, what they like to do, our ‘Good to be me!’ topic Explaining to the class about what they have been doing or learning, sharing this in our end of day reflection and focus time, looking at work and photographs, celebrating achievements Encouraging self-confidence to achieve challenges independently Looking at different feelings, What makes them feel happy, sad, angry, proud, nervous.

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Learning how to think more about others and their feelings Turn taking in games, playing and working cooperatively in groups together

Exploring how to respond appropriately to different feelings that we experience Working towards achieving credits on our Carleton Code passports

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Literacy/Reading 

To blend and read words, captions and sentences with,phase 2 and 3 phonemes in Recognising by sight the tricky and high frequency words from phase 2 and 3 and applying this in their reading Being able to apply the above skills in their guided reading with the teacher and at home in their individual reading book, as well as when reading for fun To show that they have understood what they have read by recalling main events, characters and information accurately. Reading non-fiction books about our topics and gathering new facts

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Being able to segment and spell words and captions with Phase 2 and 3 phonemes and tricky words in Write sentences that can be read by themselves and others Topic related writing – space adventures, lists of things to take to the moon, labelling parts of the rocket, writing a plan of how to get back home, writing their own fact files or non-fiction books about the moon or space, writing about the differences between day and night, drawing and writing about signs of spring and how they celebrate Easter

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Changing actions and sound effects to songs about space, learning new songs about space Using different media and techniques to create space themed art work – Van Gogh’s Starry Night Using different techniques to make Spring pictures, choosing and mixing suitable colours Observational sketches of Spring flowers

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Zipping up our own coats Putting our hats, scarves and gloves on Taking our coats on and off, getting dressed and undressed for PE Putting dressing up clothes on Putting our wellies and puddle suits on Using different tools safely Carrying equipment safely

Understanding the World People & Communities

Exploring the similarities and differences between  How and why we celebrate Easter and Mother’s different environments and places day Finding out how animals grow and change  Finding out how other cultures celebrate Spring festivals, Hindus and Holi Matching adult animals and their young RE - The Church –Family, Belonging, Families that we Going on Spring welly walks to look for signs of belong to – Baptism, Visit a local church Spring and new life Exploring properties of some materials, for e.g Technology magnetic materials, fabric that is best seen at  Using different sources to find out about Spring night, explore the changes that they see to the celebrations moon each night  Using the iPads to take photographs of signs of Spring

Expressive Arts and Design Exploring using media and materials

Literacy/Writing

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Exploring moving safely through a space in different ways for e.g. like a rocket blasting off or moon walking Balancing along different apparatus Practising our throwing and kicking skills with aim and control Practising forming each letter of the alphabet and numbers correctly To grip their pencil correctly

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Physical Development Health & Self care

Solving real life addition and subtraction problems, for example counting the astronauts getting on and off the space rocket Counting in different steps, forwards and backwards, using counting back to subtract Accurately counting objects, actions, sounds Ordering numbers to at least 20

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Role playing in the space station role play area /Garden centre Singing, dancing and moving to new songs that they are learning about Space and Spring – Holst’s Planet Suite

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Ordering objects using the vocabulary of weight, length, height, distance and size Exploring capacity - rocket fuel Ordering familiar events of the day/ night, Sequencing events using time vocabulary Completing patterns and creating their own repeating shape patterns –alien’s patterned underpants

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Curriculum Jigsaw Ducklings Spring 2 2018  
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