Ebor Gardens Primary Academy

Early Years

Curriculum Information – Autumn Term (1st Half) 2019/20


For our literacy we are focusing on stories related to “This is me!”. This includes stories such as the ‘Kippers Birthday’, ‘Owl Babies’, ‘Peace at Last’, ‘Lets go Home’, and many more exciting tales that grasp the children’s interest in reading. We will be using different writing formats such as lists, maps, posters and labelling. This then continues with the mark making and reading opportunities allowing the children to use the learned sounds in RWI to start creating marks they can describe as well as read to their audience.


This term we shall be focusing on our numbers and begin familiarising ourselves with vocabulary linked to numerals and number quantities. 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 “This is Me!”. This explores and embraces pupil’s imagination and links to real life persons who help and support them on a day to day basis.  We will explore and elaborate the importance of healthy living, well-being, personal resilience, adaptability, respect and morality. We would like for family members to visit us and speak to our children about their cultures and anything they have experienced in the summer holidays. This allows for an understanding of the world in relation to similarities and differences.


We will be looking at ‘Our environment’. This links well to our topic of “This is Me!”, especially their own personal relationship.


During the half term children will be learning to self-service whilst using our areas of provision as well as the snack area. We will discuss emotions and how to express and explain their own feelings.


Our children are always using our outdoor and indoor facilities which allows them to explore their gross and fine motor skills. We also have two slots in the hall on a Thursday afternoon.


Homework will be sent out on a Friday to be returned by the following Tuesday. This will start on the 3rd week back to schools as we are assessing the pupils first.

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

Reception Parent information session on Thursday the 12th September 2019. 3:15 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Reception Parent Workshop: Focus on Topic. Tuesday 17th September 2019.

Harvest Festival Assembly: Tuesday 24th September 2019.

Parent Coffee Morning: Tuesday 1st October 2019. 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Learning in Action: Tuesday 22nd October 2019.

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 Khan,


Mr D Owens, Mrs. Brown & Mrs. Luna.