Curriculum information for Spring 2024 (January to February 2024)


Curriculum Information Sheet - SPRING 2024 (1sthalf term)

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' and 'why' questions;

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.




Filling in my "All About Me" form;

Discussing our topics;

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

Talking about what happens in winter;

Encouraging me to be active and eat healthy food;

Bringing in fruit at snack time;

Telling Playschool about the things I like to do;

Reading stories to me;

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




Monday 8th - Friday 12th January 2024 - Winter

Monday 15th - Friday 19th January 2024 - Winter

Monday 22nd - Friday 26th January 2024 - Staying Healthy

Monday 29th January - Friday 2nd February 2024 - Staying Healthy

Monday 5th - Friday 9th February 2024 - Chinese New Year - Year of the Dragon




Monday 8th January 2024 - Playschool Re-opens

Friday 9th February 2024 - Playschool closes for half-term

Saturday 10th February 2024 - Chinese New Year - Year of the Dragon

Monday 19th February 2024- Playschool reopens