Acorn Class

Long term planning 2015 – 16 Prime Areas

Topics

Personal social and emotional development (PSED)

Physical development (PD)

Communication and language (CL)

Autumn 1

Ourselves

Water

Can play in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas, e.g. building up a role-play activity with other children.

• Initiates play, offering cues to peers to join them.

• Can select and use activities and resources with help.

• Welcomes and values praise for what they have done.

• Moves freely and with pleasure and confidence in a range of ways, such as slithering, shuffling, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping, sliding and hopping.

• Mounts stairs, steps or climbing equipment using alternate feet.

• Walks downstairs, two feet to each step while carrying a small object.

• Can stand momentarily on one foot when shown.

• Can tell adults when hungry or tired or when they want to rest or play.

• Observes the effects of activity on their bodies.

• Understands that equipment and tools have to be used safely.

• Can usually manage washing and drying hands.

• Dresses with help, e.g. puts arms into open-fronted coat or shirt when held up, pulls up own trousers, and pulls up zipper once it is fastened at the bottom.

• Begins to use anticlockwise movement and retrace vertical lines.

• Begins to form recognisable letters.

• Uses a pencil and holds it effectively to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed.

• Shows understanding of the need for safety when tackling new challenges, and considers and manages some risks.

Autumn 2

Festivals

Christmas

Aware of own feelings, and knows that some actions and words can hurt others’ feelings.

• Begins to accept the needs of others and can take turns and share resources, sometimes with support from others.

• Keeps play going by responding to what others are saying or doing.

• Demonstrates friendly behaviour, initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults.

• Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks.

• Runs skilfully and negotiates space successfully, adjusting speed or direction to avoid obstacles.

• Draws lines and circles using gross motor movements.

• Uses one-handed tools and equipment, e.g. makes snips in paper with child scissors.

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

• Can copy some letters, e.g. letters from their name.

• Gains more bowel and bladder control and can attend to toileting needs most of the time themselves.

• Shows a preference for a dominant hand.

• Shows some understanding that good practices with regard to exercise, eating, sleeping and hygiene can contribute to good health.

• Shows understanding of how to transport and store equipment safely.

• Practices some appropriate safety measure without direct supervision.

• Uses a pencil and holds it effectively to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed.

Spring 1

Brazil

Our world

• Shows confidence in asking adults for help.

• Can usually tolerate delay when needs are not immediately met, and understands wishes may not always be met.

• Is more outgoing towards unfamiliar people and more confident in new social situations.

• Confident to talk to other children when playing, and will communicate freely about own home and community.

• Can catch a large ball.

• Holds pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and uses it with good control.

• Experiments with different ways of moving.

• Jumps off an object and lands appropriately.

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

• Travels with confidence and skill around, under, over and through balancing and climbing equipment.

• Eats a healthy range of foodstuffs and understands need for variety in food.

• Usually dry and clean during the day.

• Beginning to use more complex sentences to link thoughts (e.g. using and, because).

• Can retell a simple past event in correct order (e.g. went down slide, hurt finger).

• Uses talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next, recall and relive past experiences.

• Questions why things happen and gives explanations. Asks e.g. who, what, when, how.

• Uses talk in pretending that objects stand for something else in play, e,g, ‘This box is my castle.'

Spring 2

Space & Aliens

• Can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.

• Aware of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations in the setting.

• Initiates conversations, attends to and takes account of what others say.

• Shows increasing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking it.

• Uses simple tools to effect changes to materials.

• Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control.

• Uses a range of tenses (e.g. play, playing, will play, played).

• Uses intonation, rhythm and phrasing to make the meaning clear to others.

• Uses vocabulary focused on objects and people that are of particular importance to them.

• Builds up vocabulary that reflects the breadth of their experiences.

• Uses language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations.

• Links statements and sticks to a main theme or intention.

• Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events.

• Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.

Summer 1

Olympics

Superheroes

• Explains own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others.

• Takes steps to resolve conflicts finding a compromise

• Beginning to be able to negotiate and solve problems without aggression, e.g. when someone has taken their toy.

Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.

Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help.

Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.

• Begins to use anticlockwise movement and retrace vertical lines.

• Begins to form recognisable letters.

• Uses a pencil and holds it effectively to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed.

• Shows understanding of the need for safety when tackling new challenges, and considers and manages some risks.

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.

They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.

They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.

They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.

• Maintains attention, concentrates and sits quietly during appropriate activity.

• Two-channelled attention – can listen and do for short span.

• Responds to instructions involving a two-part sequence. Understands humour, e.g. nonsense rhymes, jokes.

Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.

Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Summer 2

Journeys/travel

• Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions.

• Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities.

• Understands that own actions affect other people, for example, becomes upset or tries to comfort another child when they realise they have upset them.

Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.

Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help.

Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.

• Shows some understanding that good practices with regard to exercise, eating, sleeping and hygiene can contribute to good health.

• Shows understanding of how to transport and store equipment safely.

• Practices some appropriate safety measure without direct supervision.

• Uses a pencil and holds it effectively to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed.

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.

They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.

They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.

They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.

• Able to follow a story without pictures or props.

• Listens and responds to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion.

• Extends vocabulary, especially by grouping and naming, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words.

Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.

Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

 

 

 

Acorn Class

Long term planning 2015 – 16 Specific Areas

 

Literacy (L)

Mathematics (M)

Understanding the world (UW)

Expressive arts and design (EAD)

Autumn 1

Ourselves

Water

• Enjoys rhyming and rhythmic activities.

• Shows awareness of rhyme and alliteration.

• Recognises rhythm in spoken words.

• Listens to and joins in with stories and poems, one-to-one and also in small groups.

• Shows interest in illustrations and print in books and print in the environment.

• Recognises familiar words and signs such as own name and advertising logos.

• Knows information can be relayed in the form of print.

• Holds books the correct way up and turns pages.

• Knows that print carries meaning and, in English, is read from left to right and top to bottom.

• Uses some number names and number language spontaneously.

• Uses some number names accurately in play.

• Recites numbers in order to 10.

• Knows that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.

• Shows an interest in numerals in the environment.

• Shows interest in shapes in the environment.

• Shows an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects.

• Shows awareness of similarities of shapes in the environment.

• Knows how to operate simple equipment, e.g. turns on CD player and uses remote control.

• Shows an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects such as cameras or mobile phones.

• Developing preferences for forms of expression.

• Uses movement to express feelings.

• Creates movement in response to music.

• Engages in imaginative role-play based on own first-hand experiences.

• Builds stories around toys, e.g. farm animals needing rescue from an armchair ‘cliff’.

Autumn 2

Festivals

Christmas

• Sometimes gives meaning to marks as they draw and paint.

• Ascribes meanings to marks that they see in different places.

• Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and  phrases in rhymes and stories.

• Beginning to be aware of the way stories are structured.

• Looks at books independently.

• Handles books carefully.

• Hears and says the initial sound in words.

• Beginning to represent numbers using fingers, marks on paper or pictures.

• Sometimes matches numeral and quantity correctly.

• Shows curiosity about numbers by offering comments or asking questions.

• Shows an interest in representing numbers.

• Realises not only objects, but anything can be counted, including steps, claps or jumps.

• Recognise some numerals of personal significance.

• Recognises numerals 1 to 5.

• Counts up to three or four objects by saying one number name for each item.

• Counts actions or objects which cannot be moved.

• Shows skill in making toys work by pressing parts or lifting flaps to achieve effects such as sound, movements or new images.

• Knows that information can be retrieved from computers.

• Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

• Uses available resources to create props to support role-play.

• Captures experiences and responses with a range of media, such as music, dance and paint and other materials or words.

• Enjoys joining in with dancing and ring games.

• Sings a few familiar songs.

• Understands that they can use lines to enclose a space, and then begin to use these shapes to represent objects.

• Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things.

• Uses various construction materials.

Spring 1

Brazil

Our world

• Suggests how the story might end.

• Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall.

• Describes main story settings, events and principal characters.

• Continues a rhyming string.

• Begins to break the flow of speech into words.

• Compares two groups of objects, saying when they have the same number.

• Shows an interest in number problems.

• Separates a group of three or four objects in different ways, beginning to recognise that the total is still the same.

• Counts objects to 10, and beginning to count beyond 10.

• Counts out up to six objects from a larger group.

• Selects the correct numeral to represent 1 to 5, then 1 to 10 objects.

• Counts an irregular arrangement of up to ten objects.

• Talks about why things happen and how things work.

• Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them.

• Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience.

• Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends.

• Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines.

Beginning to move rhythmically.

• Imitates movement in response to music.

• Taps out simple repeated rhythms.

• Explores and learns how sounds can be changed.

• Explores colour and how colours can be changed.

• Sings to self and makes up simple songs.

• Makes up rhythms.

• Notices what adults do, imitating what is observed and then doing it spontaneously when the adult is not there.

• Beginning to construct, stacking blocks vertically and horizontally, making enclosures and creating spaces.

• Joins construction pieces together to build and balance.

• Realises tools can be used for a purpose.

Spring 2

Space & Aliens

• Uses vocabulary and forms of speech that are increasingly influenced by their experiences of books.

• Enjoys an increasing range of books.

• Knows that information can be retrieved from books and computers.

• Can segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together and knows which letters represent some of them.

• Links sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet.

• Begins to read words and simple sentences.

• Shows interest in shape by sustained construction activity or by talking about shapes or arrangements.

• Uses the language of ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare two sets of objects.

• Finds the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them.

• Says the number that is one more than a given number.

• Finds one more or one less from a group of up to five objects, then ten objects.

• Can describe their relative position such as ‘behind’ or ‘next to’.

• Orders two or three items by length or height.

• Orders two items by weight or capacity.

• Knows some of the things that make them unique, and can talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to friends or family.

• Shows interest in different occupations and ways of life.

• Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects.

• Create simple representations of events, people and objects.

• Plays alongside other children who are engaged in the same theme.

• Plays cooperatively as part of a group to develop and act out a narrative.

• Begins to build a repertoire of songs and dances.

• Explores the different sounds of instruments.

• Explores what happens when they mix colours.

• Experiments to create different textures.

Summer 1

Olympics

Superheroes

• Gives meaning to marks they make as they draw, write and paint.

• Can segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together.

• Links sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet.

• Writes own name and other things such as labels,captions.

Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

• Uses positional language.

• Uses shapes appropriately for tasks.

• Beginning to talk about the shapes of everyday objects, e.g. ‘round’ and ‘tall’.

• Selects a particular named shape.

• Uses familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models.

• Measures short periods of time in simple ways.

• Uses everyday language related to time.

• Beginning to use everyday language related to money.

• Orders and sequences familiar events.

Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

• Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time.

• Shows care and concern for living things and the environment.

• Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.

• Initiates new combinations of movement and gesture in order to express and respond to feelings, ideas and experiences.

• Chooses particular colours to use for a purpose.

• Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.

• Selects tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials they are using.

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

Summer 2

Journeys/travel

• Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.

• Uses some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence.

Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

• Beginning to use mathematical names for ‘solid’ 3D shapes and ‘flat’ 2D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes.

• Estimates how many objects they can see and checks by counting them.

• In practical activities and discussion, beginning to use the vocabulary involved in adding and subtracting.

• Records, using marks that they can interpret and explain.

• Begins to identify own mathematical problems based on own interests and fascinations.

Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing. Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

• Completes a simple program on a computer.

• Uses ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer software.

Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.

• Understands that different media can be combined to create new effects.

• Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect.

• Constructs with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources.

• Uses simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately.

• Selects appropriate resources and adapts work where necessary.

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.