Ebor Gardens Primary Academy

Early Years

Curriculum Information – Spring Term 2020

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For our literacy we are focusing on stories related to “Traditional Tales”. This includes stories such as the ‘Gingerbread Man’, ‘Billy Goats Gruff’, ‘Little Red Riding hood’, ‘Enormous Turnip’, and many more exciting tales that grasp the children’s interest in reading. We will be using different writing formats such as story books, maps, posters and lists. This then continues with the mark making and reading opportunities allowing the children to use the learned sounds in Floppy’s Phonics to start creating marks they can describe as well as read to their audience.


We shall be continuing with our numbers this term and begin familiarising ourselves with vocabulary linked to addition and subtraction. We shall also be looking at 2D and 3D shapes. Children will able to use real life objects as part of their role play to enhance their vocabulary and problem solving skills. This will then lead to explanation of their reasoning and development of individual thought processes. Songs and specific tasks will help to explain their learning, as well as visual, playful, activities in all areas of provision.


The Spring One topic relates to our new focus “Traditional Tales”. This explores and embraces pupil’s imagination and links to real life experiences such a baking and exploring the world around them.  We will elaborate the importance of healthy living, well-being, personal resilience, adaptability, respect and morality. We will use our creative skills to use tools and materials to create and make objects for a purpose. This allows for an understanding of the world in relation to similarities and differences.


We will be looking at ‘What makes a good person’. This links well to our topic of ‘Traditional Tales’, especially real life experiences.


During the half term children will continue with self-service whilst using our areas of provision as well as the snack area. We will discuss emotions and how to express how a person can explain their feelings through restorative practices.


Our children are using our outdoor and indoor facilities which allows them to explore their gross and fine motor skills. We also have a slot where we access the hall for team tasks, linking to their Communication and Language skills.


Homework will be sent out on a Friday to be returned by the following week.

Continuing reading – It is vital that children in Early Years read at home regularly. Reading books should be taken home from school and changed on a regular basis. We would like our children to change their books twice a week, on a Monday and Friday. It is an expectation for families to take part in their children progress through sharing books which they enjoy.

Important Dates/Events

11th February 2020 – Learning in Action Yrs R, 2, 4, 6

13th February 2020 – Parent Coffee Morning 9 -10am

14th February 2020 – School closes for Half term.

Reading Workshop Tuesday 21st January 2020: New phonic learning scheme for you to explore and support with the pupils learning.

What do we need?

If you have any queries, with regard to your children’s learning or well-being, do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Early Years Team.

Miss. A.Stephenson & Miss Cardiss,

Reception 1.

Mr D Owens, Mrs. Luna, Miss. Khan.

Reception 2.



Curriculum Information

Welcome! We hope you have all had a good Christmas break. The nursery staff are very excited to welcome back the existing and new nursery children. It is going to be a wonderful year with many new experiences for the children to enjoy.

Our overall topic this term is ‘Traditional tales.’ During this topic we will be exploring many original reading texts in nursery.

Language and Literacy  topic focus

Our focus for Literacy this half-term will be the stories ‘The Snowman’ and ‘Goldilocks and the three bears.’ In our first story the children will listen to the wonderful music from ‘The Snowman’ and act out the story dressing up as various characters.  During our second story, ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’, the children will name the characters and talk about their sizes, what they do, how they feel and what they say.  They will join in with the repetitive phrases in the story using character voices eg. Deep loud voice for daddy bear.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World.

We will also be looking at and celebrating Chinese New Year and Valentines day in Nursery.

Outdoor play

We believe children should have as many opportunities to socialise and play as possible, so will try and make the weather at the moment.

If you could practise some basic skills with your child at home, it would be very beneficial to their personal and social development:

*Putting on their own socks and shoes. *Putting on their own coats/ zips/ buttons.

Class library

Please continue to encourage your child to share books with you as often as possible, and ask them lots of questions/ discussions to help them with their understanding. Please also try and take them to the local library and encourage them to borrow books from the Nursery.


P.E. day is Thursday morning in the school hall. The children just remove their socks and shoes, so please send them in shoes that they can manage themselves. Please ensure all clothes are named. Important Dates/Events

Friday 14th February – School closes for Half term holidays.

We have outlined our topic area, and what we will be covering. However, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

If you have any queries, with regard to your children’s learning or

well-being, do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Nursery team.

Helping your child at home

Mrs HK Sagoo and Mrs J Donlan

Nursery Teachers