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EYFS Spring Term 2019 Curriculum

by Helen Farren on January 24, 2019 No comments

Into the animal world

This term will be going into the exciting world of wild animals. We will be exploring animal habitats, animal facts and the different humans that are involved in caring for them. Our role play area has been transformed into a zoo, where the children can use their imagination to become a vet/zoo keeper, an animal or a visitor to the zoo. Our learning will be inspired through our engaging environment and our core texts.

These rich and exciting core texts include:-


All Afloat on Noah’s Boat

Meerkat Mail

Non Fiction Wild Animal Books

Dear Zoo

I spy

Midnight Zoo

Zebedee’s Zoo

Noah’s Ark


Within the 7 areas of learning in EYFS  we will be focusing on: –

Communication and Language

  • Recalling parts of a story.
  • Listening and responding to ideas expressed by others.
  • Answering ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions.

Physical Development

  • Moving in a variety of ways.
  • Understanding the importance of keeping healthy.
  • Throwing and catching.
  • Developing independence and confidence when using PE equipment.
  • Focusing on correct pencil grasp and pressure.
  • Focusing on correctly forming letters.


  • Listening to ideas of others and responding to these ideas.
  • To be able to compromise with others.
  • To show empathy towards other creatures.


  • Rhyme
  • Writing phonetically plausible words.
  • Verbalising sentences before writing them.
  • Continuing to focus on sounding out and blending CVC and CVCC words independently.
  • Recognising some red words independently.
  • Developing confidence to write independently during Discovery Time focusing on the writing opportunities around our topic.


  • Doubling
  • Halving
  • Counting in Two’s
  • Counting on and back to 20
  • Finding one more/one less than a number to 20
  • Recording number sentences
  • Correct pronunciation of ‘teen’ numbers
  • Naming, recognising and describing 2D and 3D shapes

Understanding the World

  • Exploring different animal habitats.
  • Looking at similarities and differences between animal habitats.
  • Using simple maps to locate countries where specific animals live.
  • Looking at different animals and discussing their growth.


  • Using different media to create animal pictures.
  • Being creative to make an Ark for Noah.
  • Learning different animal songs and rhymes.
  • Creating a movement in time to music as an animal.


  • Druscilla’s Park – see newsletter
Helen FarrenEYFS Spring Term 2019 Curriculum

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