Ebor Gardens Primary Academy

Early Years

Curriculum Information – Spring Term 1


For our literacy we are focusing on stories related to “Superheroes”. This includes stories such as the ‘Supertato’, ‘Batman’, ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Super kid’, 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 RWI 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. 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 “Superheroes”. This explores and embraces pupil’s imagination and links to real life persons who help others 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 will have real life persons visiting from professional jobs such as hospitals, police and fire service. This allows for an understanding of the world in relation to similarities and differences.


We will be looking at ‘What makes a good helper’. This links well to our topic of superheroes, especially real life people.


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.


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 Monday/Friday morning.


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

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

Friday 18th January – INSET Day (School closed to children)

Wednesday 16th January 2019- Nurse visiting the group in the afternoon to explain job role as part of our topic.

Parent drop in session-

Writing workshop on Tuesday 22nd January 2019. Helping parents with writing ideas.

Term break up-

Friday 15th February 2019/Return on Monday 25th February 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.


Reception 1

Miss. A.Stephenson & Miss Howley,


Reception 2

Mr D Owens, Mrs. Ali, Mrs. Hussein.