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The Saplings Planning Spring Term (2nd) 2018 – Medium Term 6 Weeks

Topic: Growing

Week

Links to EYFS

Weekly Theme

Learning Objectives

Learning and play ideas to do at home.

Role Play

1 19/2/18

Understanding the World

Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals and natural found objects (30-50m)

Planting

To plant cress seeds and observe how they change.

What do plants need to grow?

Florist.

2 26/2/18

Literacy – Reading

Has some favourite stories, rhymes, songs, poems or jingles (22-36m)

Describes main story settings, events and principal characters (30-50m)

World Book Day

 

St David’s Day

To celebrate world book day.

Encourage your child to talk about their favourite story and story characters. Why do they like that book?

 

Library.

3

5/3/18

PSED

Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks (30-50m)

Mothers Day

To encourage children to be more independent and take responsibility for tasks given to them.

Encourage your child to help with small chores around the house.

A messy house! Clothes on the floor, washing up in the sink.

4 12/3/18

CLL – Speaking

Questions why things happen and give explanations. Asks eg who, what, when and how (30-50m)

How humans grow/change over time

 

St Patrick’s Day

To talk about how people change from birth to adults.

Comparing pictures of your child from a baby to a toddler. What changes have occurred?

Clinic, baby weighing, nappies, baby toys.

5 19/3/18

Expressive Arts and Design

Shows an interest in the way musical instruments sound (22-36m)

Imitates movement in response to music (30-50m)

Movement and Music

To explore different musical instruments. Moving to music.

Dancing at home to their favourite songs!

Music station – different instruments, scarves to dance with.

6 26/3/18

Physical Development

Runs safely on whole foot. (22-36m)

Spring/Easter

What happens in Spring?

 

Talk to your child about Spring. Can you see any lambs/daffodils?

An Easter egg hunt.

*This is an outline of planning, but if the children show a specific interest, they will lead our provision and the planning adapted accordingly.