Reception

Spring 1 - Superheroes

Curriculum

Early Years Writing

Key Text Spring 1

Meet The Teacher

Learning Values

Phonics

EYFS Maths Talk

Shapes Mat

The Numtums

Number Formation

learning values

Learning Values: Creative, Independent, Being determined to do my best

learning values

Characteristics of Learning: Active Learning (Motivation). Being Involved and Concentrating, Keeping on Trying and enjoy achieving what I set out to do.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Links to NES Learning Values and Behaviours—Being deter- mined, collaborative, independent.

  • If I was a superhero what skills/powers would I possess? How can I develop these skills?
  • How can I develop new skills to improve my learning?
  • Can I develop the confidence to try new things and be deter- mined to always do my best?
  • When working with other superheroes, can I negotiate and solve problems?
Literacy

Reading
Superheroes will continue to use phonics to read a wider range of words. They will learn some ‘red’ words which have to be learned by sight.

Key Questions:
Can I learn more letter sounds and the sound that 2 or 3 letters make together?
Can I read a wider range of words by blending sounds together?
Can I read some ‘red’ words?
Can I remember words that I have read before to read sentences fluently?

Writing
Superheroes write lists, label their drawings and even write captions for comic strips!

Key Questions:
Can I form letters correctly using the correct pencil grip?
Can I use ‘Fred Fingers’ to help me sound out and spell new words?
Can I write some ‘red’ words?
Can I write labels, captions and simple sentences?

Maths

Number
A superhero needs to be able to count a number of objects accurately and record how many they have counted.

Key questions:
Can I count objects and recognise numbers 10, 15, 20 and beyond?
Can I find the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them?
Can I record my findings using marks , drawings and by writing numbers?

Shape, Space and Measure
Superheroes need to know about shapes around them. They also need to about the concept of time and begin to record who is the fastest?

Key questions:
Can I name 2D and 3D shapes?
Can I talk about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes?
Can I sequence familiar events ?
Can I measure how long my super powers can last?
Can I record my findings in different ways?

Communication and Language

Communication & Language:
Listening and Attention
Superheroes need to be able to listen carefully and pay attention to detail.

Key Questions:
Can I listen attentively in a range of situations?
Can I listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what I hear with relevant comments, questions or actions?

Understanding:
Superheroes need to be able to understand what others are thinking

Key Questions:
Can I listen and respond to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion?
Can I understand humour, e.g. nonsense rhymes, jokes? Can I answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions?

Speaking:
Superheroes need to speak clearly to share their ideas with others

Key Questions:
Can I role play and use imaginative language to share experiences with other superheroes?
Can I answer questions in full sentences?
Can I use a range of tenses when I speak?
Can I use new words that I have learned?

Understanding and Speaking
Can you explain how a superhero keeps fit and healthy?

BIG TALK Themes

  • If you were a superhero, what superpowers would you have and how would you use them?
    Can you think of a baddie and make up a story about how a superhero saves the day?
Understanding the world

People & Communities / The World
We will learn that there are superheroes every- where— in our local community as doctors, nurses, police and fire officers. We will learn that there are lots of other superheroes throughout the world and even in space!

Key questions:
Can I say who are the superheroes in the local community?
Can I talk about superheroes from Japan and other countries?

Technology
Superheroes need to understand that technology can help them in their missions!

Key questions:
Can I complete a simple computer programme?
Can I use technological toys to complete a mission?

Physical Development

Physical Development
Moving and Handling. In PE children will use apparatus in the hall to develop their climbing, jumping, balancing and hopping skills.

Key Questions:
Can I negotiate space, control my speed and direction? Can I move up, under, over, along, balancing and climbing equipment?
Can I follow a superhero workout?
Can I jump off equipment and land appropriately?

Back in class superheroes will develop their fine motor skills.

Key Questions:
Can I hold a pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and uses it with good control?
Can I form some recognisable letters and numbers? Can I use a pair of scissors to cut things out?

Health and Self Care
Children will learn to consider what they need to do to be healthy and strong.

Key Questions:
Do I know which foods will help develop my super strengths and keep me healthy?
Do I know why exercise, sleep and good hygiene are important to keep me healthy?
Can I improve my diet, exercise, sleep and hygiene routines?

Expressive arts and design

Exploring & Using Media & Materials / Being Imaginative
Using the core texts as a starting point, our superheroes will be encouraged to use their imagination and available resources to create props that can be used to re-tell and make up their own stories.

Key questions:
Can I play co-operatively as part of a group to role-play and create props to express myself?
Can I draw, paint and create models of superheroes?
Can I sing, dance and follow a steady best using musical instruments?

Walk to School

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Miss Limliman

Ms Webber

Mrs Wareing

Mrs Casimir

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