Curriculum information for AUTUMN 2019


Curriculum Information Sheet - Autumn term 2019

PRIME AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT - I will be learning to:


Personal, Social and Emotional

Play co-operatively and take turns;

Show sensitivity to others;

Form positive relationships;

Be confident and to try new activities with adults and children;

Be aware of boundaries;

Work alone or as part of a group.


Communication and Language

Listen carefully and respond to simple instructions;

Answer 'how', 'why', 'what, where & who' questions; Listen to stories;

Listen to stories;

Express myself effectively and to talk about a range of experiences.


Physical Development

Use tools and equipment safely and effectively;

Improve my pencil control and cutting skills;

Move with control and co-ordination;

Manage own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully;

Keep healthy through exercise and by eating a range of healthy foods.



SPECIFIC AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT - I will be learning to:


Enjoying stories and books;

Singing simple songs and rhymes;

Linking sounds and letters;

Learning to write my name.



Counting, recognising and writing numbers 1-10;

Recognising 2D and 3D shapes;

Using everyday language to talk about size, shape and measure

Solving problems using my developing mathematical knowledge.


Understanding the World;

Talking about things that are important to me;

Finding out about different cultures, traditions and beliefs;

Finding out about the place where I live and features of the natural world;

Exploring and investigating objects;

Select and use technology for particular purposes.


Expressive Art and Design:

Singing songs and making music and dance;

Using and exploring a variety of tools and techniques;

Experimenting with colour, design and texture;

Using my imagination in art, role play, small world play and construction.




Discussing topics and looking at the interest table with me;

Filling in my "All About Me" form;

Talking about what happens to leaves in Autumn, Diwali and Bonfire night;

Looking at and adding photos and comments to my on-line learning journal (Tapestry);

Encouraging me to be active and eat healthy food;

Bringing in fruit at snack time;

Telling Playschool about the things I like to do;

Bringing in boxes (please check inside for foreign/sharp objects), yoghurt pots, etc for box models (please note we are unable to use toilet rolls, tissue boxes, egg boxes, boxes that have contained medicine, nuts, meat and fish);

Reading stories to me;

Making sure I bring in a warm coat, wellies, hats, gloves (all named) to Playschool.




Monday 2nd - 6th September - Settling into Playschool

Monday 9th - 13th September - Settling into Playschool

Monday 16th - 20th September - Colours and Patterns

Monday 23rd - 27th September - Colours and Patterns

Monday 30th September - 5th October - Enjoying Stories and Books

Monday 7th - 11th October - Enjoying Stories and Books

Monday 14th - 18th October - Autumn

Monday 21st - 25th October - Diwali/Halloween




Monday 2nd September 2019 - Playschool re-opens

Friday 20th September - Jeans for Genes

Sunday 29th September - 1st October - Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)

Friday 25th October 2017 - Playschool closes for Half Term

Sunday 27th October - Diwali

Thursday 31st October - Halloween

Monday 4th November - Playschool reopens

Tuesday 5th November - Bonfire Night