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Autumn

Winter

Spring

Summer

Important jobs:

 

September

  • Home visits
  • Baseline within first two weeks
  • Check dojo and tapestry
  • Check new children’s info
  • Phonics evening 2nd week
  • Spotlight child timetable
  • Inform parents of key workers
  • Speech assessment
  • Pencil grip assessment

October

  • ½ term assessments
  • Parents evening

December

  • Home visits new intake
  • ½ term assessments

January

  • Tapestry/ dojo/
  • Reassess speech
  • Reassess pencil grip/handwriting

February

  • ½ term assessments

March

  • Review children with Key workers/  check end of term levels
  • Parents evening
  • Home visits for New Intake
  • ½ term assessments

April

 

  • Tapestry/dojo
  • Check new children’s info
  • Reassess speech
  • Reassess pencil grip/handwriting
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May

  • ½ term assessments
  • Moderation preparation
  • Begin Profiling

June

  • Home visits for new Reception children
  • Trial days over summer term
  • Moderation
  • Complete profiling
  • Submit data

 

July

  • New Reception parents meeting: getting ready for September 
  • Plan Baseline activities for September
  • Review children with Key workers/  check end of term levels

 

 

  • Autumn colours
  • Changing leaves
  • Seeds and nuts
  • Fruits of autumn: collect pumpkin seeds to plant
  • Harvest: farming, growing and planting, food bank, harvest experience, real produce in home corner
  • Plant bulbs
  • Hibernation/animal homes
  • British wildlife
  • Autumn hats
  • Winter colours
  • Weather
  • Freezing/melting
  • Plants dead or alive?
  • How do we keep warm?
  • Ice art
  • Polar regions/ animals
  • Snowflake/

 patterns/symmetry/ cutting skills

 

 

  • Spring colours
  • New life
  • Life cycles
  • Hatching eggs
  • Nest building: materials, weaving
  • Growing plants
  • Eggs: which creatures hatch out of an egg?
  • animals and their young

 

  • Summer colours
  • How do we keep our bodies safe in the sun?
  • Identifying plants and animals/habitats
  • Mini beasts
  • Where can we go on our holidays?
  • Seaside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September/October

All about me

  • What makes me special?
  • My face: self portraits
  • My body: naming body parts, measurements, gross motor skills
  • My family: drawing and naming
  • My home: where do I live? construction, materials, shapes, write and post letter home
  • Who is in my school?
  • Similarities/differences: British Values

November/December

 

Christmas story

  • Send home Nativity Story sacks
  • Nativity play
  • Model writing Christmas card
  • Writing opportunities in Santa’s workshop
  • Christmas lists
  • Sequencing nativity story
  • Repeating pattern Christmas hats

 

March

 

  • Sounds of Britain week: listening walk, what can I hear?what Nursery Rhymes do we know?  What languages can we speak?
  • British Values
  • Assembly week
  • Easter story
  • New life/resurrection

 

May

  • Mini beasts/Megabeasts

 

November

  • What do we see on Bonfire night?
  • Sparklers, rockets, fireworks: explore colour, movement, sound
  • Fire Safety: visit from firefighters
  • Light and shadow
  • Light and dark
  • Day and night
  • Explore shiny materials
  • Objects that create light
  • Circle time in the dark: how does the dark make us feel?

 

January/February

  • Who can I ask for help? In school, at home, in the community
  • How can I help others? How can I help myself?
  • Why is Jesus Special?

 

April

  • How do I grow?
  • What keeps my body healthy?
  • Frogs?

June/July

  • Colour week: how do colours make us feel? What are Primary colours? What happens when we mix colours?

 

Visits

  • Autumn walk
  • Harvest experience in St Oswald’s Church

 

  • Winter walk
  • Christmas production
  • Spring Walk
  • Farm visit
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Summer walk
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Cultural/

religious

events

  • Harvest Oct
  • Diwali Oct
  • Action Aid ‘Big me’Oct
  • Big draw Oct
  • Children in need Nov
  • Chinese New Year Jan
  • National Story Telling Week Feb
  • Shrove Tuesday
  • Valentines Day

 

  • World Book Day March
  • British Science week
  • Sing Up Day
  • Sign language week
  • World Poetry Day
  • Mothering Sunday
  • Easter
  • Save the Children Den Day
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