Main Road, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 9LR

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Description: school logo with church April 2014

‘Preparing each child for their future in an ever-changing world’


EYFS Areas of Learning Spring Term 3 2016 ‘Food Glorious Food!’

Prime Areas of Learning


And Language


Listening and attention: To listen and do for short span, to listen attentively in a range of situations, listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, to questions or actions.

Speaking: Activities to encourage children to; Link statements and stick to a main theme or intention; use talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events; introduces a storyline or narrative into their play; to express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs.

Understanding: Activities to encourage children to; respond to instructions involving a two-part sequence; understands humour, e.g. nonsense rhymes, jokes; to be able to follow a story without pictures or props; listen and respond to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion; answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

Personal, Social and Emotional

Activities to encourage independence, concentration, confidence and social skills such as turn taking and sharing.i.e. Snack time, lining up, games, group activities, independent self-care, dressing and undressing. Exploration of other cultures and the diversity of our local communities and the wider world. Circle times when children can have an opportunity to talk about their feelings and support them. Share stories that reflect the diversity of children's experiences. Forest School. Circle times based on current emotional personal and social issues that arise in the class, keeping safe; Growth mindset. FS/yr1 worship assemblies – Either Christian story based or values based.  Looking at the social aspect of eating, choices and good manners surrounding food. Discussion about special meals eaten, likes and dislikes and how food can affect people’s lives.


Using large play equipment outdoors. Games that encourage spatial awareness, co-operation, running and catching games. Child initiated activities to strengthen and develop fine motor control: Cutting, sticking, play dough, clay, colouring, threading. Forest School. Obstacle courses involving under and over. PE sessions. Games and gym – core skills of throwing, catching, rolling, using basic equipment. Managing risk and using equipment safely during PE lessons. Healthy eating choices. Knowing the food groups to make informed food choices. Knowing energy giving foods and foods for growth. Knowing how to care for teeth properly.

Specific Areas of Learning


Daily Phonics Lesson and teaching of tricky words - Phase 2 alphabet phonemes, Phase 3 common vowel and consonant digraphs, Phase 4 adjacent consonants.

Activities-  games, dictation, handwriting, guided and shared writing across different genre.and independent writing opportunities.  

Role Play- Café, Green Grocers.

Communication and Language: Increasing every day and specific topic related vocabulary.  

Talk time: Favourite family meals, or favourite things I bake at home.


Numbers: Recite numbers to 20, then 100. Count back from at least 10 to zero. Order numerals to at least 10. Count up to 20 objects. Ordinal numbers. Begin to estimate quantities, e.g. choose from 5, 10 or 20. Count actions and sounds. Say the next number (without counting from 1). Add 1 to any number. Add 2 to any number up to 10 (20). Read the corresponding addition. Shape, space and measures: Sort and describe 2D shapes. Symmetry. Name rectangles, squares, circles and triangles. Sort other objects using given criteria. Continue a repeating pattern with three colours, shapes, objects. Symmetrical patterns. Find different ways to partition sets of 5 and then 10 objects. Corresponding addition. Early subtraction – guess how many are hiding.

Understanding the World

To know that people have different likes and dislikes. To begin to understand where our food comes from, ‘From farm to fork’. To develop an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time. To understand the importance of food, food types  and making healthy choices. Begin to understand simple digestion. The importance of keeping our teeth clean.

Food from around the world. Sandwich making.

Famous people- Mr Henry Heinz and Mr John Cadbury.

RE: Stories about Jesus’s life.

Forest school.

Expressive Arts and Design

Music - Learning familiar and new songs about food. Beat and tempo – fast and slow Pitch – high and low Dynamic – loud and quiet.

Art and design -  Favourite food collage, vegetable printing, pasta pictures and jewellery.

Dance - ‘Let’s move’ BBC programme.