Spring 1 - Superheroes


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Key Text Autumn 2

Early Years Writing

Learning Values

Sound Blending

Meet The Teacher

Walk to School

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Learning Values: Creative

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Characteristics of Learning: Active Learning

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S.M.S.C: Being respectful We will show respect by being tolerant of others opinions and voices.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Links to NES Learning Values and Behaviours — Being determined, 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 determined to always do my best?
  • When working with other superheroes, can I negotiate and solve problems?


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?


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?


Can I add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer?
Can I count with numbers from 0 to 20, placing them in order?

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
Can I use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems?

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

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?

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?

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 the world

People & Communities / The World
We will learn that there are superheroes everywhere – 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?

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 cooperatively 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?

Mrs Mcdonald

Mrs Bonnet

Miss Sweeney

Miss Winyard

Mrs Majithia, Mrs Muja, Mrs Bux

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