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Spring Term Overview


Working together to love learning”

Foundation Spring Term Overview

Our topic for the first half term will be ‘Super Heroes’ as the children settle back into school routine.  We will then move onto ‘Pets and Animals’ up to Easter.


Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

We will be having weekly circle time sessions where well be focusing on our ‘Route to Resilience’ words:

  • Feeling safe and secure
  • Sharing
  • Listening
  • Curiosity
  • Caring
  • Honesty
  • Friendship

Children who are displaying these skills and attributes may be awarded a ‘Character Champion’ certificate! We will also continue to follow our PSHE scheme of work alongside this.


Communication and Language:

  • Play areas: Super Heroes Rescue Centre, Vets/Pet Shop
  • Speaking and listening games and activities
  • We will be reading a variety of different stories which will help develop your child’s vocabulary, listening and retelling skills
  • We will be practising name writing, letter formation and building on sentences through sharing weekend news


Expressive Arts and Design:

  • Dancing sessions
  • Mindfulness sessions (meditation and relaxation strategies)
  • Weekly singing sessions
  • Using paint and pastels
  • Creation Station available throughout the day
  • Learning about mixing to get different shades of colours
  • Piet Mondrian



  • We will be counting, recognising and ordering numbers 0-20
  • We are exploring different number resources (e.g. Numicon, bead strings, number lines, calculators, counters etc.)
  • Singing songs and nursery rhymes
  • Introducing name and properties of 2D and 3D shapes
  • Ordering objects by size (tallest to shortest)
  • Comparing objects by weight (heavy to light)
  • Adding and subtracting numbers within 10
  • Learning number facts (1-5) i.e. 2+3=5, 1+4=5, 0+5=5



  • Revising Set 1 sounds
  • Blending for reading & segmenting for writing
  • Learning Set 2 sounds
  • Daily phonics lessons – 2 sounds a week- children will be taught to read, write, recognise and apply single sounds, diagraphs and trigraphs
  • We will continue to send sheets home for you to practise and consolidate your child’s learning
  • We will be learning our Phonics (sounds) through the Read Write Inc. scheme of work.  If you would like more information please visit this website:
  • Blending and segmenting CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words (cat, pin, tap) and CCVC words (snap, frog, bran)
  • Read red words i.e. the, I, into, go, he, we, be, she



  • Making plausible phonic attempts
  • Writing captions, labels
  • Understanding basic structure of a sentence (capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, writing on the line)
  • Start to write the red words: I, the, no, go, to, into


Outdoor Play

- We encourage children to spend as much time in our outdoor learning environment as possible. Waterproof aprons and overalls are available for children to wear if they wish to do so.




- Please ensure that your child wears trainers on Mondays and Fridays as these are our PE days. Please make sure that earrings are removed and long hair is tied back. To prepare your child for PE lessons throughout their time at school, please encourage your child to dress and undress themselves independently (this includes turning clothes inside out and the right way around by themselves).