Early Years Long Term Plan






People who help us


Visit to a Car Wash

Walk to the bridge to look at cars

Visit to the park

Visit to a Cafe

Chicks Hatching

Visit to Tropical World

Personal, social and emotional development

Making Relationships Early Learning Goal

Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.

Self Confidence and Self Awareness Early Learning Goal

Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help.

Managing feelings and behaviour Early Learning Goal

Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.

Communication and Language

Listening and Attention Early Learning Goal

Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.

Understanding Early Learning Goal

Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

Speaking Early Learning Goal

Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Physical Development

Moving and Handling Early Learning Goal

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

Health and Self Care Early Learning Goal

Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.


Writing Early Learning Goal:

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Reading Early Learning Goal

Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.


Number  Early Learning Goal

Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Shape, Space and Measure  Early Learning Goal

Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

Understanding the world

People and Communities Early Learning Goal

Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

The World Early Learning Goal

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

Technology Early Learning Goal

Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.

Expressive arts and design

Exploring and Using Media and Materials Early Learning Goal

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

Being Imaginative Early Learning Goal

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

On the Move

This half term, we have been learning about different types of vehicles.

We all had a go at making a car out of a cardboard box. We had lots of fun painting them and decorating them. We talked about the different features of cars, such as a number plate and a steering wheel.


The children enjoyed parading around school in their cars. We had to wait for the pedestrians to cross the road and for the traffic lights to turn green. We had lots of fun!


We even got to wash Mr Hurtault’s car!

This half term we have had a great time with Simon and Sian. The children enjoyed acting as pirates, princesses, pirates and knights for the story.


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Year 1

Year 2


It has been an exciting half term for Reception and we have been busy doing lots of fantastic work.

It is almost Christmas so we decided to change the house into Santa’s Grotto. The children were really excited about this idea. They got involved by making snowflakes, decorating the tree, as well as making a life size collage of Santa himself! We think we did a pretty awesome job!

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We love being scientists in Reception and we took part in a chromatography activity! We spoke about what we thought was going to happen once we added the water and when the colours mixed together! You can see our fantastic work on display in our classroom.

In Reception we are trying really hard to learn the 100 high frequency words. We take a list home to practise with our parents and our teachers test us on how many we have learnt once a week. We are extremely proud to say that Rayhaan Choudhury and Aiza Khan have learnt all 100 words! We hope there will be more children who also get a special badge from Miss Stephenson.

Our trip to Eureka!

On Tuesday 15th September, Reception joined Year One on a trip to Eureka. As part of our topic on All About Me, we spent the day exploring the museum and learning about our bodies. We enjoyed a range of activities, including visiting the Post Office and discovering the Health Clinic. We had the opportunity to discover a range of jobs and activities. We learnt how to keep our teeth clean and how important it is to wash our hands. We were lucky enough to dress up. Some of us dressed up as mechanics, shop keepers and bank managers.

We enjoyed having a picnic at lunchtime with all our friends and finished the day by playing in the giant sandpit. Reception had lots of fun! Thank you to all our parent volunteers who joined us on the trip and all the parents who made a voluntary contribution.