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Cornerstones in EYFS (Nursery and Reception)

EYFS our children learn through a play based, exploratory curriculum which enables them to become risky, resilient learners. We will be using the key elements of the Cornerstones model, but will also be keeping the ethos that our statutory curriculum, the Early Years Foundation Stage, within our curriculum it is vital that we target our learning to the needs and interests of the children.

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Nursery

Why do you love me so much?

Why do leaves go crispy?

Where does snow go?

Are eggs alive?

Did dragons exist?

How many pebbles on the beach?

Reception

Will you read me a story?

Why do zebras have stripes?

Are we there yet?

             

 

 

Will you read me a story?

Was the Big Bad Wolf really so bad? How many bowls of porridge did Goldilocks eat? Explore these questions and more in this magical project all about fairy tales, goodies and baddies!

 

Curriculum Coverage

The table below shows the learning opportunities from across the curriculum that will be taught within the topic.

 

Areas of learning

Early Learning Goals

Communication and language

Listening and attention; understanding; speaking

Physical development

Moving and handling

Personal, social and emotional development

Managing feelings and behaviours; making relationships

Literacy

Reading; writing

Mathematics

Numbers; shape, space and measures

Understanding the world

The world

Expressive arts and design

Exploring and using media and materials; being imaginative

 

Topic vocab

The table below shows the key vocabulary that we will be using throughout the topic. Children need to understand the meaning and be able to use them in their play.

 

 

Vocabulary

Words we might know

Words we need to understand for the topic

New words we will hear

Fairy Story

Good / Goodies

Bad / Baddies

Story

 

Traditional Tale

Character

Once upon a Time…

Happily ever after

Wicked

Magic

 

 

Pantomime

Villain

 

 

Will you read me a story?

  • Ravensfield Primary School
  • Clarendon Street, Dukinfield, Cheshire, SK16 4JG
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