Foundation Stage 2 - Autumn Term 2019

Autumn 1 – ‘Kingdoms’

This topic plan indicates the areas of the curriculum that will be covered this half-term. Activities to promote the learning of these key skills will be planned for each week in response to the interests of the children and due to the nature of ‘tuning’ into them, plans can alter accordingly.
Prime Area: Personal, Social and Emotional development.

The children will;

¨ Play in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas and keep play going by responding to what others are saying and doing.

¨ Form good relationships in the class, share and care for the environment, toys, equipment and be kind to others during play.

¨ Select their own resources during free play.

¨ Understand and follow class and school rules and boundaries e.g. ‘super sitting’, ‘kind hands’, ‘wise choices’ and ‘indoor voices.’

¨ Begin to think about their own feelings and those of others.

¨ Explore the concept of caring for others via the ‘postcards of kindness’ initiative.

¨ Create class moto’s, a class identity and the concept of house teams.

Prime Area: Communication and Language.

The children will;

¨Respond to simple instructions e.g. in P.E./Forest school sessions

¨Retell simple past events in correct order.

¨Answer simple why and how questions relating to their actions.

¨Use language and forms of speech relating to story language.

¨Talk about and share their achievements with others.

¨ Listen carefully during small group and carpet sessions.

 ¨Understand the rules of ‘good’ listening.

¨ Use spoken language during imaginative play e.g. when playing in role play areas (a post office, a castle and the home corner) and with small world toys.

¨ Develop vocabulary related to our topic e.g. ‘United Kingdom’, ‘moat’, ‘turret’, ‘shield’, ‘coat of arms’.

Prime Area: Physical Development.

 The children will;

¨ Move freely and with pleasure and confidence in a range of ways both outside and during P.E. sessions.

¨ Manage their own needs in relation to hunger, thirst, toilet and personal hygiene.

¨ Begin to develop independent skills in dressing e.g. getting ready for P.E.

¨ Use small and large equipment and one-handed tools

¨ Promote fine motor control, hand/eye coordination by using threading activities, puzzles, small construction, etc.

¨ Draw lines and circles using gross motor skills.

¨ Hold a pencil between thumb and two fingers, moving towards conventional tripod grip.

¨ Begin to form recognisable letters, increasingly observing correct formation.

Specific Area: Expressive Arts and Design.

The children will;

¨ Learn and sing a range of traditional and modern rhymes

¨ Reflect their experiences through a range of different media e.g. painting, model making.

¨ Explore musical instruments and use them to create different sounds.

¨ Play with small world resources imaginatively and begin to combine resources to support their imaginative play.

¨ Begin to develop ability to make choices about the tools and resources needed to create models, collages etc.

¨ Work collaboratively to create a class ‘coat of arms’ to reflect the climate and culture of being part of the F2 group.

¨ Work collaboratively to create a role play area – castle/set for a Rumpelstiltskin drama.

Specific Area: Understanding the World.

The children will;

¨ Know and begin to talk about the ways in which they are similar and unique.

¨Talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to family and friends.

¨ Comment on the things they see and experience both at home and at school.

¨ Explore the role of the postal service and the journey of a letter.

¨ Investigate the difference role castles had in the past and comparing castles with modern homes. (Appreciate that castles are mainly a historic feature. Learn about the physical features of castles e.g. moats and drawbridges and how and why these differ from modern homes.)

¨ Join in with a variety of seasonal celebrations here and around the world e.g. Harvest and Diwali.

¨ Investigate toys that use ICT or have moving parts.

¨ Explore simple programs on school ICT.

Specific Area: Literacy.

 The children will;

¨ Join in with rhyme based activities, learn a range of traditional and modern rhymes and make up their own rhymes.

¨ Listen to a range of stories, share books in a variety of situations and join in with repeated refrains.

¨ Begin to recognise and write their own names and those of their friends.

¨ Explore mark-making and begin to ascribe meanings to the marks they make.

¨ Begin to write recognisable version of their own name.

¨ Look at books carefully and independently.

¨ Know information can be relayed in the form of print.

¨ Create class stories set in a castle and magic spells.

¨ Learn the sounds individual graphemes make during phonic teaching and start to use the sounds to form simple cvc and cv words.

Specific Area: Mathematics.

The children will;

¨ Use the language of number in their play activities.

¨ Recite numbers in order to 10.

¨Understand and use numicon shapes to represent quantity. (1-10)

¨ Recognise that anything can be counted including jumps, steps and claps.

¨ Count groups of 1-5 objects with consistent accuracy.

¨ Explore how to split numbers into different parts e.g. 4+1=5 with the use of numicon shapes.

¨ Sharing objects between different groups.

¨ Recognise the different ways in which a number can be represented including numerals up to 5

¨ Use shapes in play and begin to use appropriate mathematical language to describe them.