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Spring 1


Our Spring 1 topics are 'Winter' and 'Chinese New Year'


RE - We follow 'Learning & Growing as the People of God'

  • Christmas - Mary the Mother of Jesus
  • Baptism - My Name
  • Lent - Jesus & his Father



In Literacy we will look at the following texts:





  • Know that the last number reached when counting a small set of objects tells you how many there are in total ('cardinal principle').


Number Patterns

  • Extend and create ABAB patterns-stick, leaf, stick


Shape, Space and Measure

  • Understand position through words alone - for example "The bag is under the table" with no pointing.


Understanding of the World 

The Natural World 

  • Show care for living things
  • Talk about observations of nature – plants, animals, natural found objects
  • Understand growth and decay over time
  • Notice changes in the seasons


People, Cultures and Communities 

  • Discuss special events and celebrations in their own family.
  • Know some things that makes them unique.
  • Talk about similarities and differences between their lives and the lives of others.


We will be following the Ten Ten Programme of Study.

Expressive Arts & Design 

Creating with Materials

  • Winter tree finger painting 

  • Ice painting 

  • Sugar painting 

  • Snowflake cutting 

  • Making the Chinese new year zodiac animals 

  • Chinese New Year lanterns 


Being Imaginative and Expressive

  • Role Play Area - Stable 
  • Role Play Area - Den Building 
  • Role Play Area - Baptism
  • Actions to our story texts 


Nursery Rhymes & Songs 

  • The Grand Old Duke of York
  • The Wheels on the Bus
  • Jack and Jill went up the hill 
  • 5 Currant Buns
  • Dr Foster