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Spring Term in the Foundation Stage


Here is a taster of some of the activities and events that will be happening during the first part of the spring term... more to follow.




Reading and Writing


Topic related activities

Holiday news

Week 1


Revisit phonemes and graphemes


Using phonics to sound out words


Tricky words: phase 2

 I the to no go


Discuss Christmas holidays – my family and community

Write a thank you letter to Santa

2D shape – describing properties of flat shapes

Making a shape picture

  • Make a 2d shape picture
  • Draw a picture of a family event during the Christmas holidays. (Teacher  to annotate)
  • Practise handwriting and numeral formation: large sheets of paper and marker pens inside and outside
  • Formation in messy areas outside: flour, foam
  • Retelling the story of Hansel and Gretel – role play area
  • Make a healthy plate and discuss food groups
  • Make a ‘What keeps me healthy?’ diary – link to sequencing and time words.
  • Smoothie making and writing a recipe

Hansel and Gretel:

2 and 3









Recap and revise digraphs

(best friend sounds)


Tricky words phase 3 :

he, she, me, we, be,

was,  my you

they, all, are


reading and writing single words


reading and writing sentences



Start reading records

Talk 4 Writing: retell Hansel and  Gretal story

Innovate – describe the gingerbread house – making it a healthy house.

Can we use adjectives to describe the fruit and vegetables?


To write a recipe: How to make a smoothie.

Thinking about bossy verbs – action verbs: mix, stir, pour, chop etc

Measuring, comparing and ordering  vegetables


Length and weight


Numeral writing




Autumn Term 2 in the EYFS

Here is a taster of some of the activities and events that will be happening during the rest of the term.  Please support your child with their learning by going through the Jolly Phonics flipbook to consolidate the phonemes and tricky words we are learning. Practise segmenting and blending to read simple words in their reading books. Continue counting forwards and back to 20. Have a go at adding or subtracting with groups of objects and try writing simple number sentences using the plus, minus and equals signs.




Reading and Writing


Topic related activities

Diwali – linked to our fire and festivals topic


3 and 4

Learning phonemes: ng, v, oo, y


tricky words:

spelling CVC words with magnetic letters

spelling tricky words I/ the/ to/ no/ go with magnetic letters

guided reading

groups and 1:1

Create individual story map to retell the story of  Rama and Sita – defeating a monster genre

subtraction: practical taking away of amounts and jumping back using a number line

writing number sentences  with

 -         =   symbols

  • Firework pictures using splosh ICT
  • Make Diva lamps out of quick dry clay
  • Create a Diwali dance to retell the Rama and Sita story
  • Listen to visitors explain how Diwali is celebrated and share experiences
  • Create Mehndi hand patterns using fine brush and black paint
  • Create Rangoli patterns
  • Attend dress rehearsal of Advent Service performed by Year 2 and Carol service performed by Junior children
  • Rehearse and perform Christmas production
  • Think about how Christmas is celebrated by others and share our experiences
  • Role play Christmas shop and post office, wrapping and weighing parcels
  • Comparing  the seasons, months of the year, days of the week, and hours of the day
  • Stratford upon Avon picture house – Reception and KS1



5 and 6

Learning phonemes: qu, ou/ow, oi

Ue, er/ir/ur, ar

revise tricky words and begin to spell them

continue to spell CVC words with magnetic letters

handwriting: letter families cursive script

Create class advent calendar

The Nativity story



2D and 3D shape

Comparing weight

and length

Measuring time



Following the success of our sharing assembly some of the children have caught the performing bug! They have been singing and dancing for their friends on the stage and luckily we managed to capture a few moments!


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