Curriculum Overview


Autumn 1


Autumn 2


Spring 1

Traditional Tales

Spring 2


Summer 1

Growth and Change

Summer 2

Beside The Seaside


Rules and boundaries. Playing cooperatively and making relationships.

Confidence to try new activities.

Independence – resources

Confidence - performance

Confidence speaking in a larger group.

Behaviour of character - Talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable.

They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings.

Developing independence - They say when they do or don’t need help.

Moving on and change - They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.


Answering questions. Speaking in sentences about me and my life at home. Learning routines / transition signals. Communication engage in conversation.

Communication about familiar people and events

Vocabulary-cultural events/ celebrations. Communication - take turns to listen and speak in performance.

Narrative-use language of traditional tales to imagine and recreate ideas. Speaking in sentences with many details

Children listen attentively in a range of situations. Visitors during ‘Pet Week’ and when out on school trip. Ask appropriate questions.

Vocabulary growth. Uses tenses in conversations. Reasoning-why things happen. Responding to ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions.

Vocabulary- facts and information. Clarify thinking through talk to connect ideas. Future tense Transition.


Moving in range of ways, negotiating space Emergent construction kits

Self-care and Vocabulary - Our bodies Communication of own needs

Interacting with small apparatus to roll, throw, catch, kick

Pincer grip

Safety and vocabulary – road safety in winter.


Use of wider variety of tools

Balancing and climbing equipment High level construction kits

Language and dynamics in movement inc. dance Variety of malleable materials

Responsibility for safety instructions, carrying and moving equipment


In addition to systematic phonics:

Focus on name writing

Initial sounds


In addition to systematic phonics:

Focus on simple CVC writing


In addition to systematic phonics:

Focus on writing labels


In addition to systematic phonics:

Focus on writing captions


In addition to systematic phonics:

Focus on writing sentences


In addition to systematic phonics:

Focus on writing sentences with a focus on narrative and the use of story language in writing.



See White Rose Long Term Plan



Changes in seasons


Respecting other cultures

Select and use technology for a purpose.

Similarities and differences in living things.

Observations of plants, animals and changes.

Past and present.


Charanga Me

Early mark making, self-portraits, looking closely.,

Charanga My Stories

Use of themes and interests – related activities to cultural events (Diwali, Christmas)

Charanga Everyone

Creative - puppets Stories and story-telling – traditional tales

Charanga Our World

Small world focus – creating other environments


Creative – transient art Role play - deconstructed

Charanga Me

Music – create own recordings, music makers


Autumn walk

Visit to the post office (link with role-play area)


Traditional tale themed day.

Trip to the farm

Caterpillars from Insect Lore

Make ice cream and sell at summer fair.

Bolshaw Primary School

Cross Road, Heald Green, Cheadle, SK8 3LW

Lynda Brown

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