Medium Term Plans for F1 Reception classes
Topic: Amazing Animals
Dates: Term 5 – April-May 2016Physical Development
Tracing, colouring, handwriting patterns, letter and number formation.
Construction toys – mobilo, duplo, sticklebricks, bricks, luna park, magnetic blocks, meccano, wooden bricks
Threading and sewing activities – beads, buttons, threading bears, cotton reels, sewing cards.
Malleable materials – clay, dough, plasticine and tools.
PE: Beans bags: throwing over arm and underarm, catching, aiming at a target
Outdoor Games: Multiskills, rolling, throwing, catching, kicking
Keeping Healthy – drinking water and daily fruit. Washing hands and staying healthy. Visit from the School Nurse to talk about keeping healthyDance: linked to music, possible performance! / Communication and Language
Sharing class bears and their diaries.
Show and Tell.
Circle times related to School Values and our topics.
Developing communication within class discussions, with talk partners and in small groups.
Retelling stories using puppets, props and story sacks.
Listening walks (inside and outside).
Listening to music and stories on our CD player.
Speaking and listening games.
Alongside daily number input and problem solving this term will have a “Shape, Space and Measure” focus.
Children will be enhancing their vocabulary, knowledge, understanding of: Time, Money, Capacity, Weight, Size and Distance
There will be an outside maths focus each week, for example a shop, using money to support counting and addition and subtraction.
Daily input includes: Counting how many children are here each day and how many of each colour lunch wristband we need for lunches.
Children will become more familiar with sequencing days of the week and months of the year when changing the date each day.
Personal, Social & Emotional Development
Continue working on independence – entering the classroom on our own, managing our own belongings, changing independently for PE.
Class rules and expectations.
Sharing, turn taking and co-operative play.
Learning about our School Values.
Balloon targets – children to continue setting their own targets and to work towards achieving these.
Integration with Foundation Friends (Springfield).
Some of the stories we will be sharing and using for focus activities: What the Ladybird Heard, Elmer, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Jonathon and Martha, Dear Zoo, Giraffes Can’t Dance, Lost and Found, Dairy of a Wombat, Julia Donaldson Stories including: Tabby McTat, The Snail and The Whale, Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle
Regular phonics input, recapping previously learnt sounds and introducing new sounds, including digraphs (2 letters making 1 sound).
Free writing will always be available as well as adult supported writing tasks based around the theme each week.
Children will be creating their own animal book using research for animal fact file and knowledge gained throughout the topic
Understanding the World
People and Communities
Integration with Foundation Friends – Springfield class
Talk from School Nurse about keeping healthy
Outdoor week: make resources to brighten up our outdoor area
Listing names of animals and where they live in the world
Listing features of animals such as legs, wings, fins
Sorting and classifying pictures of animals and giving reasons
Finding insects outdoors and visiting school pond
Find out about lifecycles of animals
Observe tadpoles as they grow and change
Technology Ipads, digital cameras, Beebots for maths activities and directions
Taking photos of own interests
Weekly iPad sessions
Technology in role play: mobile phones, keyboards, walkie talkies, torches
Introduce Beebots and understand controls and giving a set of instructions
Expressive Arts and Design
Drawings of ourselves and our families.
Observational drawings and paintings of animals.
Observational drawings and paintings of plants.
Ongoing – Art and craft activities and learning how to use different tools. Music – singing, instruments. Playdough and other malleable materials. Junk modelling. Imaginative play – role play, drama, dressing up. Small world toys. Sensory play.
* There will also be other activities that will be based upon the children’s interests.