Curriculum information for SPRING 2020


Curriculum Information Sheet - Spring term 2020

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' 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.



SPECIFIC AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT - I will be learning to:


Looking at 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, distance and position

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;

Talking about what happens to in Winter;

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 6th - Friday 10th January 2020 - Winter

Monday 13th - Friday 17th January 2020 - Winter

Monday 20th - Friday 24th January 2020 - Winter

Monday 27th - Friday 31st January 2020 - Chinese New Year - Year of the Rat

Monday 3rd February - 7th February 2020 - Keeping Healthy

Monday 10th February - 14th February 2019 - Keeping Healthy




Monday 6th January 2020 - Playschool re-opens

Saturday 25th January 2020 - Chinese New Year begins

(Year of the Rat)

Friday 14th February 2020 - Playschool closes for half term

Monday 24th February 2020 - Playschool Re-opens