Our Curriculum Plans

Please find below our parental partnership curriculum plans for babies, toddlers and pre-school.

Our curriculum intent, implementation and impact

Staff at Little Stars focus on supporting children in their Prime and Specific areas of development in becoming confident, independent and passionate about learning, the curriculum intent is fun and challenging and offers experiences to enable all children to achieve their full potential.

Our curriculum has been carefully devised so that it can be adapted to meet all children’s individual needs, skills and experiences. It Implements a balance of adult-led and child-initiated learning.

Throughout your child’s time at Little Stars the curriculum will support them in building special bonds and friendships, encourage them to become confident learners and understand and adhere to routines and boundaries which will build on their self-esteem and resilience and enable them to be independent. As your children grow through the nursery so will the Curriculum and they will be introduced to new experiences that create ‘awe’ and ‘wonder‘ by key workers who continuously reflect on how the teaching and learning is presented through a child’s eyes.

We will continually reflect on the children’s learning weekly and formally monitor their progress on a termly basis, feeding back information and planning children’s next steps alongside their parent(s)/carer(s).

In order to monitor the impact of our children’s early years education we will observe all children through their play as well as ensuring they are making progress which is dependent on their individual ability. We will seek support, advice and guidance for any children who may require extra support.

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Making Relationships

  1. The environment will be welcoming, calm and caring and the day will be predictable enough to give us the sense of security we need but flexible to meet our individual care routines to enable us to enjoy the company of our key personnel and friends.
  2. We will show our readiness to be social through using our sensory abilities by the following movements and gazing at faces intently as well as responding to what our key person is paying attention to. We will begin to share interest and attention by looking where an adult is looking.
  3. We will watch, follow and imitate each other in play and will start to build relationships with special people and explore our environment but will be wary of unfamiliar people and will want to stay close to our caregivers.
  4. We will begin to be interested in others’ play and start to play together.
  5. We will begin to have my own ideas and preferences and take notice of other people’s responses.

Sense of self

  1. We will have lots of physical interaction with our key person to enable us to become aware of ourselves and eventually have increased awareness of our own name and find body parts such as; the eyes, nose or tummy.
  2. My sense of self will grow and I will start to make choices and decisions as well as emphasise my likes and dislikes.
  3. We will show emerging independence through asserting choices and preferences such as different tastes and I will reject things I don’t want.
  4. We will show growing self-confidence through playing freely with involvement.
  5. We will be aware and interested in my own and others’ physical characteristics, pointing to and naming features such as noses, hair and eyes.
  6. I will begin to learn that different actions have consequences.

Understanding emotions

  1. We will communicate a range of emotions and begin to become aware of them through my key person responding to these appropriately.
  2. We will seek physical and emotional comfort by snuggling into trusted adults.
  3. We will become more able to adapt my behaviour and increase my participation and cooperation as I become familiar with and anticipate routine.
  4. We will explore boundaries and become aware of basic rules.
  5. We will become aware of others’ feelings and begin to show empathy and start to share with my peers and as I get older I will show concerns and offer comfort.

Communication and Language Development

Listening and attention

  1. Our key person will use lots of eye contact and touch as well as saying our name to gain our attention to enable us to react in interaction with others.
  2. We will listen to, distinguish and respond to intonations and sounds of voices.
  3. We will concentrate intently on an object or activity of our own choosing for short periods.
  4. We will listen to familiar sounds, words or fingerplays.
  5. As part of our daily routine, we will be provided with music and rhymes to move our bodies and dance to.
  6. We will begin to spend lots of time singing songs and trying to join in with actions or vocalisations.
  7. We will enjoy laughing and being playful with my friends.
  8. We will begin to listen with interest to noises adults make when they read.

Understanding

  1. We will turn to my own name.
  2. Our key person will talk to us about what they are doing so we start to understand familiar gestures, words and sounds and develop the ability to follow others’ body language.
  3. We will start to understand some words in context to enable us to begin to respond to simple questions and understand simple sentences.
  4. We will select familiar objects by name and find objects when asked or identify objects from a group.
  5. As we get older we will be able to identify action words and follow simple instructions.

Speaking

  1. We will communicate my needs and feelings in a variety of ways including crying, gurgling, babbling and squealing.
  2. We will make my own sounds in response to a familiar adult talking to me.
  3. Our key person will copy our babbling and sounds in turn-taking interaction to encourage us to develop speech sounds.
  4. We will use our eye gaze, fingers and hands to make our requests and interests known.
  5. We will begin to use sounds in play.
  6. We will begin to create personal words as I develop my language.
  7. We will begin to imitate words and sounds using different types of everyday words.
  8. We will begin to put two words together and as I get older use longer sentences.
  9. We will begin to talk about people and things that are not present.

Physical Development

Moving and Handling

  1. We will move my arms and legs and gradually become more controlled at this and begin to do these movements together.
  2. We will follow and track a sound or moving object moving my head and eyes.
  3. We will have well-planned spaces indoor and out to enable us to roll, stretch and move.
  4. We will reach out, touch and begin to hold objects later developing into releasing grasp.
  5. We will begin to pick up objects in a palmar grip to manipulate them.
  6. Our Key Person will make sensory experiences available to us to show us different ways of making marks.
  7. We will explore objects with my mouth, often picking objects up and holding them to my mouth for my lips and tongue to explore.
  8. We will belly crawl and this will begin to move into crawling on my hands and knees.
  9. We will sit unsupported on the floor and in time begin to pull myself to standing and cruise around the furniture to enable me to walk independently. As I grow up I will be able to walk with a purpose stopping, starting and changing direction and also be able to walk up the stairs.
  10. My hands will start to operate independently during a task that uses both with each hand doing something different at the same time. We will also begin to make connections between our movement and the marks we make.
  11. We will push, pull. Lift and carry objects moving them around and placing them with intent.
  12. We will show interest, dance and sing to music rhymes and songs, imitating the moves of others.

Health and Self-Care

  1. My key person will work alongside my parent/carer to ensure health/care routines are followed as best as possible while I’m at the nursery including, sleeping, eating and oral health.
  2. We will grasp finger foods and bring them to my mouth
  3. We will open my mouth for a spoon and eventually share control of a spoon/bottle or cup.
  4. We will anticipate food routines with interest.
  5. We will respond well to sensitive and physical contact from our key worker meeting our care needs which will enable us to express discomfort, hunger or distress.
  6. We will be able to actively cooperate with nappy changing and dressing/undressing myself.
  7. We will have the space and opportunity to be highly physically active in short bursts throughout the day indoor or outdoor as well as the areas to rest when I need to.
  8. We will be interested in making and exploring sounds with objects and as I get older I will intentionally make sounds with objects and actively respond to music and singing with whole-body dancing.
  9. We will develop my own likes and dislikes with food and drink and will be willing to try new food textures and tastes.
  10. We will communicate when I have a wet or soiled nappy or pants.
  11. We will help with dressing and undressing and care routines.
  12. We will feed myself with an increasing need to be in control and hold my cup with both hands drinking without much spilling.

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Making Relationships

  1. Once we have gained more confidence we will build relationships with special people and share experiences with them and gradually become more able to separate from our parent/carer to explore the environment.
  2. We will gain an understanding that other people have different needs and want from our own.
  3. We will start to share our experiences with others and may start to play with a familiar friend with similar interests.
  4. We will form positive relationships and share our experiences and play ideas, develop different points of view and recognise the impact of our choices.

Sense of self

  1. I will begin to know my name, my preferences and interests, my likes and dislikes and be able to make choices and decisions. I will also learn that my actions have consequences but not always the one’s’d hoped for.
  2. We will gain a sense of belonging by helping key persons with daily tasks as part of our routine and through these tasks, our self-confidence and self-esteem will flourish.
  3. Our key persons will promote independence and encourage us to articulate our wants and needs.

Understanding emotions

  1. I will begin to think about my feelings and manage my emotions and will start to express these through interactions with others as well as responding to the feelings of others, showing concern and offering comfort.
  2. The practitioners will apply rules consistently in a fair and flexible way which will enable me to begin participating within boundaries and following routines.
  3. We will recognise that some actions can hurt or harm others and begin to stop ourselves from doing something we shouldn’t. We will also begin to express a wide range of feelings through our interactions with others.
  4. We will talk about and express how we are feeling and show understanding of other people’s needs and wants as well as being able to recognise the impact of our choices and behaviours.

Communication and Language Development

Listening and attention

  1. We will enjoy listening to songs, rhymes and stories and begin to listen with interest to noises adults make when they read.
  2. We will begin to perform another task when a key person uses my name to gain my attention and help keep my focus.
  3. We will join in with rhymes and stories and as we get older we will begin to repeat words and phrases from them.
  4. As we get older we will listen to others in one to one or small groups, when conversation interests them and remain focused.

Understanding

  1. We will be able to identify action words and follow simple instructions.
  2. We will develop an understanding of simple concepts e.g. fast, slow, big, small and as we get older we will understand the use of objects and prepositions.
  3. We will begin to understand more complex sentences and understand “who”, “what”, and “wherein simple questions.
  4. We will follow instructions with more elements.

Speaking

  1. We will use longer sentences.
  2. We will begin to use language to share our feelings and experiences.
  3. Our key persons will use a rich vocabulary for us to learn from and we will learn new words very rapidly and use them in communication.
  4. We will be able to have a conversation jumping from topic to topic and will gain confidence in asking a variety of questions and using longer sentences.
  5. We will use a variety of questions and use longer sentences putting two to three words together.
  6. We will begin to use a range of tenses and be able to retell a simple past event.
  7. We will begin to frequently ask questions such as the names of people and objects.
  8. Learning will be fun and the practitioners will follow my lead in a play and build on my interests and experiences to encourage me to become inquisitive and begin to ask questions.

Physical Development

Moving and Handling

  1. The practitioners will provide me with plenty of time each day to be physically active, I will begin to imitate the moves of others during dancing, singing and music activities and start to understand and choose different ways of moving.
  2. We will begin to walk, run and climb on different levels and surfaces as well as jump with both feet and start to use wheeled toys such as pedalling, balancing and holding handlebars.
  3. We may begin to show a preference for our dominant hand and hold mark-making tools with our thumb and all fingers and/or leg/foot.
  4. We will show increasing control in holding, using and manipulating a range of tools and objects.
  5. We will enjoy playing catching and throwing games and be able to grasp and release with two hands.

Health and Self-Care

  1. My key person will work alongside my parent/carer to ensure health routines are followed as best as possible while I’m at the nursery including, sleeping, eating and oral health.
  2. Staff will make my care routines fun and enjoyable and We will begin to show some independence and awareness of them, while still being able to rely on my key worker for support if I should need it.
  3. Once our confidence has grown in self-care routines we will develop some independence with these and show awareness of them including feeding ourselves and holding a cup without spilling.
  4. We will develop an increasing understanding of and control of my bowel and bladder urges and start to communicate my need for the potty or toilet.
  5. We will be active for the majority of our day but have areas to rest and be calm when we need it.
  6. We will be able to help and become confident with dressing routines, washing hands, brushing our teeth and understanding why this is important.
  7. We will begin to learn about and try healthy foods and the need for a variety of these in our diet.

Literacy

Reading

  1. We will begin to have some favourite stories, rhymes, songs, poems or jingles and once our confidence grows we will begin to join in with stories and poems one to one and in small groups.
  2. We will start to fill in the missing words from my favourite stories.
  3. We will be encouraged to use my voice and identify sounds in the environment and use musical instruments to explore rhythms.
  4. My vocabulary will start to broaden as I get older and I will begin to say up to 50 words.
  5. We will begin to talk about events and principal characters in stories and suggest how stories may end.
  6. As we get older we will begin to recognise some familiar signs such as logos and screen icons.

Writing

  1. We will enjoy making marks on and with different resources and will begin to distinguish between these marks.
  2. We will enjoy drawing and writing on paper, on screens and on different textures and will begin to give meaning to my drawings and paintings.
  3. As we get older we will begin to make up stories, play scenarios and drawings from our experiences.
  4. We will become familiar with dough disco actions to strengthen our finger muscles.

Understand the World

People and Communities

  1. We will have a sense of my own immediate family and relations and will begin to have my own friends. During my play I will imitate everyday actions from my own cultural background and family.
  2. We will begin to learn that I have similarities and differences to some of the people around me and begin to understand that I’m unique.
  3. As I get older I will show an interest in the lives of people who are familiar to me.
  4. We will begin to have my own friends playing alongside them and joining in their play.

The World

  1. We will begin to enjoy play with small world toys and the practitioners in my room will build on the experiences I have already had.
  2. We will be able to talk about some of the things we have observed in our environment and begin to comment and ask questions.
  3. We will begin to understand how things grow and decay.
  4. We will enjoy playing with small world reconstructions, building on first-hand experiences, e.g. visiting farms, garages, train tracks and walking by the river or lake.

Mathematics

Comparison

  1. We will begin to compare and recognise changes in a number of things. We will then go on to notice and compare small groups of up to 5 objects.

Counting/ Cardinality

  1. The practitioners will provide me with opportunities to explore number names and counting. I will begin to say some numbers in order in my play. Practitioners will use opportunities to model and encourage counting on fingers.
  2. When I become confident with this I may enjoy counting as far as I can go.
  3. We will be able to give a small number of objects from a group when asked.
  4. As I get older I will begin to count using my fingers.

Spatial Awareness

  1. We will move our bodies and toys around objects and explore fitting into spaces by responding to some spatial and positional language. We will also begin to predict and move objects to fit the space we would like.
  2. We will begin to remember my way around a familiar environment.
  3. As I get older I will respond to the language of position and direction and predict, move and rotate objects to fit into spaces.

Shape

  1. We will explore different shapes through trial and error with puzzles and we will recognise that two objects have the same shape.
  2. We will begin to choose items based on their shape which is appropriate for what I need them for.
  3. We will make simple constructions
  4. We will recognise some simple basic shapes and be able to name them.

Pattern

  1. We will notice patterns in the environment.
  2. We will recognise patterns in our everyday routines and start to understand what comes next.
  3. Our key persons will give opportunities for us to experience patterns through sounds, music and action games and we will join in and anticipate these.

Measures

  1. We will begin to anticipate times of the day such as mealtime and home times. Once we understand this we will move on to recall a sequence of events in everyday life.
  2. We will explore differences in size, length, weight and capacity and then begin to experiment with long/shot, more/less.

Expressive Arts and Design

Technology

  1. We will operate mechanical toys and use pipes, funnels and other tools to carry/transport water from one place to another as well as learn how to turn on and operate some digital equipment.
  2. As I get older I will play with water to investigate “low technology” such as washing and cleaning.

Creating with materials

  1. We will join in with singing songs and show an interest in the way instruments and objects sound when playing them.
  2. We will enjoy experimenting and playing with colour in a variety of ways.
  3. We will experiment with ways to enclose a space, create shapes and represent actions, sounds and objects.
  4. We will enjoy joining in with dancing and ring games and singing familiar songs.

Being imaginative and expressive

  1. We will use everyday resources to represent my world and will begin to make-believe by pretending using sounds, movements, words and objects.
  2. Once I am confident in this I will go on to use movement and sound to express experiences, ideas and feelings.
  3. We will create rhythmic sounds and movements.
  4. As we get older we will begin to engage in imaginative play, creating and using props for our own purposes.
  5. We will begin to make believe by pretending using sounds, movements, words and objects.

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Making Relationships

  1. We will form positive relationships and share our experiences and play ideas, develop different points of views and recognise the impact of our choices. As we get older we will start taking into account others’ opinions.
  2. We may start to develop particular friendships with our peers and say why they are our friend.
  3. We will be taught about rules and routines and learn how to follow these and as we get older we will remember these rules and know why it is important to follow them.
  4. We will independently engage in a range of different play opportunities, be able to play on our own or as part of a group and we will begin to negotiate with our peers to resolve conflicts.

Sense of self

  1. Our key persons will promote independence and encourage us to articulate our wants and needs and be involved with daily tasks as part of our routine and through these tasks, our self-confidence and self-esteem will flourish.
  2. We will become more aware of similarities and differences between ourselves and others and be able to describe ourselves in positive terms and talk about the things we’re good at. As well as learning that my peers and I belong to different groups within our communities as we get older we will be able to talk in detail about these groups.
  3. We will show confidence in the activities we choose and have a clear idea about what we’d like to achieve from these activities and how we’d like to achieve it. We will also begin to gain the confidence we need to ask for help and support.
  4. We will be able to talk freely about our home life, our likes and dislikes and personal experiences. As well as recognising and accepting that our peers have different opinions and ideas than ourselves.

Understanding emotions

  1. We will talk about and express how we are feeling and show understanding of other people’s needs and wants as well as being able to recognise the impact of our choices and behaviours.
  2. We will develop a sense of fairness and be able to explain when and why something isn’t fair.
  3. We will begin to be able to manage our feelings and regulate our emotions especially when our wishes aren’t being met and when we are calm we will begin to be able to give explanations for our feelings.
  4. We will begin to take steps to resolve conflicts with our friends using our social skills and negotiating and we will become more flexible and understanding of other peers’ needs and wants.
  5. We will show empathy towards our peers and offer help and support when they need it.

Communication and Language Development

Listening and attention

  1. We will listen to others in one to one or small groups when conversation interests them and remain focused.
  2. We will be able to maintain focus on a topic of conversation even when it doesn’t directly interest/impact us and be able to attend to what our peers have said.
  3. We will be able to wait for our turn with an increasingly larger group of our peers.
  4. We will join in with rhymes and stories and repeat words and phrases from them.
  5. We will begin to follow directions and listen and do developing two-channelled attention.

Understanding

  1. We will understand the use of objects and prepositions.
  2. We will follow instructions with more elements and as we get older do this with increasing accuracy.
  3. We will begin to have an understanding of “who”, “when”, and “where” questions and as we get older move on to understanding “why” and “how” questions.
  4. We will be able to follow a story of our choice without pictures or props.
  5. We will start to use newly acquired vocabulary within our play and be confident to ask the meaning of new words.
  6. We will begin to understand humour and may be able to tell some jokes.

Speaking

  1. We will begin to use more complex sentences through play with our peers and with our key workers by using linking words such as “and”, “because” and “but”.
  2. We will use a range of tenses and be able to retell a simple past event and as we get older we will be able to self-correct errors when we are talking.
  3. We will build on our language and use it to recall past experiences in order and reflect the breadth of our experiences.
  4. We will also start questioning why things happen and give our own opinions and explanations.

Physical Development

Moving and Handling

  1. We will enjoy playing catching and throwing games with various size balls and be able to grasp and release with two hands. We will then go on to be able to use a bat and ball with some degree of accuracy.
  2. We will create lines and circles pivoting from the shoulder to elbow while manipulating a range of tools including hairbrushes, toothbrushes, scissors and paintbrushes and begin to show a preference for our dominant hand.
  3. We will move in a range of ways and have spatial awareness while doing so and will be able to negotiate space successfully. As we get older we will be able to successfully use balance equipment and move over it in a variety of ways, walking, tiptoeing and crawling whilst being able to assess the need for personal safety and for the safety of others around us.
  4. We will move in a range of ways including running and chasing games, moving freely and with confidence making changes to body shape, position and pace. As well as moving over, under and through equipment.

Health and Self-Care

  1. We will be active for the majority of our day but have areas to rest and be calm when we need it and will observe the effects of physical activity on our bodies and say why these have occurred.
  2. We will participate in care routines such as; washing our hands, brushing our teeth and getting dressed with support and will understand why this is important.
  3. We are usually dry and clean throughout the day and we will continue to become independent in our own self-care routines such as brushing our teeth and hair and getting dressed.
  4. We will learn about and try healthy foods and the need for a variety of these in our diet. As we get older we will understand the need to reduce our intake of some food groups while increasing the intake of others.
  5. We will begin to have consistent daily patterns in relation to eating and sleeping along with toileting and will begin to attend to these needs independently most of the time.
  6. We will take practical action to reduce risk and understand the need for safety when tackling new challenges and using equipment and tools.
  7. We will begin to learn the art of relaxation through deep breaths and exhalation exercises and the introduction of yoga to the weekly routine.

Literacy

Reading

  1. We will talk about events and principal characters in stories and suggest how stories may end as well as enjoy looking at print and digital books and know that information can be retrieved from these.
  2. We will enjoy recreating stories we have heard in our play and we will be able to recall and sequence stories that have been read to us.
    3. We know that books have a beginning, middle and end and that they have a meaning and will be able to recall key vocabulary and facts from them. We will be able to use this information and new vocabulary during play.
  3. We will begin to recognise familiar words and signs including our name and logos and be able to recognise and select familiar apps and programmes on the smart board that meet our current needs and interests.
  4. We will start to introduce phonics through children listening to the jolly phonics song and become familiar with this and be able to recognise set 1 sound (SATPIN) and say when a word begins with one of these sounds.
  5. We will begin to practice our oral segmenting skills by sounding out consonant, vowel, consonant pictures such as “d-o-g, c-a-t and m-a-t”
  6. We may begin to combine two sounds to read simple consonant-vowel words like “as, it, at, in.”
  7. We will begin to develop our phonological awareness including showing awareness of rhyme and alliteration when listening to stories and being able to say when two words rhyme.
  8. We will begin to recognise rhythm, clap to syllables and hear and say initial sounds in words. We will then go on to segment the sounds into simple words.
  9. We will be able to listen to adults clapping syllables and count how many there are within a word.
  10. We will continue to be introduced to a wide range of texts including fiction, factual and simple poems.

Writing

  1. We will continue to strengthen our fine motor skills by enjoying different songs and actions while taking part in dough-disco.
  2. We will mark make and begin to write during role-play and will give meanings to our drawings and paintings and also imitate adults writing by making lines of shapes and symbols from left to right.
  3. As we get older we will move onto labelling our drawings with some familiar letters formed correctly.
  4. We will show interest in letters and start to identify the initial letter of our own name and other familiar words as well as starting to make letter-type shapes to represent our name.
  5. We will be able to write our own name with most of the letters formed correctly.

Understand the World

People and Communities

  1. We will show the interest of people who are familiar with us and enjoy joining in with family routines.
  2. We will show interest in different occupations and ways of life as well as start to understand that there are similarities and differences in families, communities’ cultures and traditions that make us unique. All this will be supported by us having access to a wide range of factual books.

The World

  1. I will start to ask questions and comment on my familiar world and begin to show care and concern for living things and the environment and be interested in changes in the natural environment. I will also gain an understanding of growth and decay.
  2. As I get older I will be able to talk about the reasons why these changes occur and predict what might happen next.
  3. We will begin to understand the importance of looking after our world through initiatives such as recycling, saving electricity and water and what the impacts of not making these changes are on our environment.

Expressive Arts and Design

Technology

  1. We will show interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, cameras and touchscreen devices and understand that information can be retrieved from some of these devices. As well as be able to complete a simple program on these.
  2. We will continue to develop our knowledge and understanding of how things work. We will be able to complete a simple coding programme using the smartboard or toys.

Creating with materials

  1. I will enjoy joining in with dancing and ring games and singing familiar songs and will begin to build a collection of songs and dances.
  2. I will continue to explore my interest with colours and tools use for a purpose.
  3. We will increasingly be able to think and plan ideas before starting a task. We will also be able to take on board ideas for improvement and may be able to suggest our own ideas to make it better next time.
  4. We will be able to accurately select and name the correct colour for purpose.
  5. We will continue to participate in more complex ring games and we will be able to recall at least 8 familiar nursery rhymes.

Being imaginative and expressive

  1. I will engage in imaginative play by creating or using imaginative props and will choose particular movements, instruments/sounds for my own imaginative purposes.
  2. We will be able to copy a simple rhythm or beat using instruments or clapping. We will also enjoy creating our own rhythm for others to copy.
  3. We will enjoy acting out familiar experiences and stories using props and engaging others in the play, assigning them roles and being assertive.

Mathematics

Comparison

  1. I will compare two small groups of up to five objects and when my confidence grows I will start to estimate the number of things.

Counting/ Cardinality

  1. We will begin to count from 0-5 building this up to 0-10 and back. We will use some number names and number language and point to items using a stable order of 0-5, we will also be able to compare some small groups of objects up to 5.
  2. We will know that the final number counted represents the total. We will learn this by counting lots of different groups of objects including objects that can’t be moved.
  3. We will be able to recognise that the total remains the same even when groups of objects are presented differently (2+1=3, 1+1+1=3).
  4. I will be confident to say how many in a group of up to 3, without counting them first, we will increase this to subitise up to 5 using a 5’s frame.
  5. We will start to look at number bonds up to 5 and be able to count up to 5 recognising that the next number is more than the one before.

Composition

  1. We will begin to be able to look at a group of objects of up to 3 and identify how many objects are in the group without counting and when my confidence increases I will work on counting objects up to 10 and match the numeral with the quantity.
  2. We are able to accurately order numbers to 5 and beyond on a number line.
  3. We will learn our number bonds to 5 using songs, games and repetition.
  4. We will use mathematical language spontaneously in play situations.

Spatial Awareness

  1. We will respond to the language of position and direction and predict, move and rotate objects to for the space or create the shape I would like. As well as choose items on their space which are appropriate for my purpose.

Shape

  1. We will recognise and name some familiar shapes. Such as squares, circles, triangles and rectangles. We will notice these shapes within our natural environment.
  2. I will show awareness of shape similarities and differences between shapes and objects.
  3. We will be able to describe shapes using their properties, length and number of edges and faces.
  4. We will use 2D and 3D shapes to build models, selecting the shape that meets our needs, a triangle for a roof, a rectangle for a door.

Pattern

  1. We will also join in with simple patterns in sounds, objects games and stories dance and movement, predicting what comes next.
  2. We will be able to continue the three-stage repeat pattern and create our own two-stage repeat pattern. We may be able to change our pattern to become a three-stage repeating pattern.

Measures

  1. We will begin to compare lengths, weight, volume and look at time.
  2. We will use a variety of different resources to explore capacity, weight and length within our play.
  3. We will be able to recognise familiar times of the day including snack, lunch and going home times.