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Thrybergh Fullerton
C of E Primary Academy

Welcome toThrybergh Fullerton C of E Primary Academy

Foundation Stage Topic Cycle

EYFS Curriculum INTENT

 

We intend to provide children with opportunities to: experience, explore and understand the awe and wonder of the world through:

* Developing high levels of communication and language skills – actively promoting language and building a bridge to combat the vocabulary gap.

* Developing high levels of confidence, independence, resilience and pupil led learning through high quality activities which promote: enquiry, creativity and problem solving.

* Developing the ability to read accurately for pleasure as well as for purpose, by using phonics to decode unknown words and reading others by sight.

*Developing a deep understanding of basic number skills in order to build on these throughout the rest of school.

 

We have three main themes (alongside our drivers of literacy and numeracy) which run throughout our curriculum which we feel are crucial to children’s lifestyle and their future.

* Healthy living

*Protecting the environment

*Love and forgiveness

 

We believe that every child no matter what background can achieve the highest possible outcomes.

Foundation Stage long term planning

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  Cycle One

 

Autumn Term 1 & 2

Spring 1 & 2

 

Summer 1 & 2

Topic Heading

Why do squirrels hide their nuts?

Do cows drink milk?

Will you read me a story?

Brilliant Beginning

 

Scarecrow day.  Children and adults come to school dressed as a scarecrow.

Cannon Hall farm visit.

Have an old fashioned treasure box delivered, containing traditional stories with a letter.

Drivers (EYFS Themes to run throughout all topics)

Love and forgiveness (throughout all of the selected books)

Healthy living and lifestyle (linked to harvest)

Love and forgiveness (throughout all of the selected books)

Healthy living and lifestyle (linked to bread making and healthy balanced diet.)

Love and forgiveness (throughout all of the selected books)

Healthy living and lifestyle (linked to gingerbread men and healthy foods and snacks.)

Global themes to run throughout all topics.

Pollution and taking care of our environment.  Litter picking.

Impact of modern day farming on the environment, how do farmers help to take care of the environment, how can we help?

Growing and planting bean seeds: looking after the school environment and enabling growth.

Books

Scarecrows wedding,

Squirrels busy day,

Bear snores on,

Information books on animals and Christmas story.

Little red hen,

Rosies walk,

Farmer Duck,

Non fiction books on animals.

The three little pigs,

Jack and the Beanstalk,

Gingerbread man.

Example tier 3 vocabulary

Hibernation, migration, harvest, scarecrow, celebration, season, autumn, winter, tradition, pollution.

Hay bale, barn, cattle, chick, chicken, ewe, fertilizer, foal, herd, incubator, kid, lamb, duckling, piglet, kitten, heifer,.

Traditional story, character, enchanted,

First hand learning (Visit in / out)

Autumn walk

 

Cannon Hall farm visit.

Spring walk

Story tellers into school.

Links to traditions and festivals.

Harvest festival, remembrance day,

Bonfire night, Christmas.

Mothers day

Easter,

Pancake day

Chinese new year.

 

Fabulous Finish

Nativity play.

Selling bread around school.

Graduation.

RE will follow the agreed syllabus in the agreed order so I will follow the RE cycle as set out on the RE long term plan.Continuous provision will link to topic as well as the children’s interests.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  Cycle Two

 

Autumn Term 1 & 2

Spring 1 & 2

 

Summer 1 & 2

Topic Heading

People who help us.

Why do zebras have stripes

Why do Ladybirds have spots?

Brilliant Beginning

 

Visitors in: fire engine, ambulance, school nurse, dentist. 

F1: Dear zoo, parcels arrive at school from the zoo. What animal could be inside? Can we keep it? Learn facts and information about each animal and think of reasons to send them back.

F2: Have box of African fabrics / books and animals delivered.  Ask the children what they think our new topic is what do we know about these animals already can we identify which material belongs to which animal?

Animal visit into school.   Animal Ark travelling zoo.

Drivers (EYFS Themes to run throughout all topics)

Love and forgiveness (throughout all of the selected books)

Healthy living and lifestyle (linked to harvest and farmers who help us.)

Love and forgiveness (throughout all of the selected books)

Healthy living and lifestyle (linked to Handa’s surprise: to be read and worked on through circle times)

Love and forgiveness (throughout all of the selected books)

Healthy living and lifestyle (linked to the very hungry caterpillar)

Global themes to run throughout all topics.

Pollution and taking care of our environment.  Litter picking.

Extinction: what can we do to help protect the animals which are in danger of becoming extinct?

Pollution linked to the book Superworm. What can we do to help?

Books

Cops and robbers

Zog and the flying doctors

Famer duck

Jolly Christmas postman

F1-Dear Zoo F2-The ugly five

Giraffes can’t dance

The lion who wanted to love

Non fiction books on animals.

What the ladybird heard

The very hungry caterpillar

Superworm

Greedy bee

Example tier 3 vocabulary

Skeleton key, crow bar, pilfer, emergency services, specific equipment vocabulary relating to the emergency services, exhausted, vain,

Fierce, prey, sternly, pride, lair, herd, waterhole, rapids, divine, plain, spindly, specimen, hideous, wrinkled, ambled, grisly, gruesome, tusks, animal names and features,

Chrysalis, metamorphosis, pupa, life cycle, writhed, toiled, complained, prize cow, dainty, coop, hive, sty, mini beast, antennae,

First hand learning (Visit in / out)

Autumn walk

Visitors in: fire engine, ambulance, school nurse, dentist. 

Spring walk

Yorkshire wildlife park visit.

Butterfly house

Links to traditions and festivals.

Harvest festival, remembrance day,

Bonfire night, Christmas.

Mothers day

Easter,

Pancake day,

Chinese new year.

 

Fabulous Finish

Nativity play.

Hold a fundraising event to raise money to sponsor an endangered African animal.

Graduation.

RE will follow the agreed syllabus in the agreed order so I will follow the RE cycle as set out on the RE long term plan.

Continuous provision will link to topic as well as the children’s interests.

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