Spring 1


Spring 1


Winter Wonderland

Possible Texts

Elmer in the Snow, Lost and Found, The Emperor’s Egg, Jolly Snow, The Storm Whale in Winter, Snowball


Independence e.g putting on coat, hats, gloves, scarves

Dangers of ice and snow

Families/ Relationships

RSHE Unit 2: Me, My Body, My Health. Modules: I am Me, Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and Ready Teddy?


Communication and Language

Use of how and why questions. 

Retell a story with story language – using puppets/props 

Encourage and model describing events in some detail during news. 

Listen to and talk about stories to build familiarity and understanding. 

Learn rhymes, poems and songs.

Physical Development

Climbing using the outdoor equipment

Dance-body parts & how they move, repeated actions, directions & levels, simple dance patterns, control & co-ordination

Threading, cutting, weaving, playdough,

Manipulate objects with good fine motor skills

Hold pencil effectively with comfortable grip.

Form recognisable letters most correctly formed.

Using a mouse on the computer


Whole class and group storytimes

Writing lists



Writing a fact sheet (non-fiction)

Little Wandle Practice reading sessions to develop decoding, prosody and comprehension

Phonic sounds:-ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, er, words with double letters-dd, mm, tt, bb, rr, gg, pp, ff, longer words

Tricky words:-was, you, they, my, by, all, are, sure, pure




Introducing Zero

Comparing numbers to 5

Composition of numbers to 5

Comparing mass

Comparing capacity

Composition of 6,7 and 8

Making pairs

Combining two amounts

Understanding the World

Floating and sinking

The seasons


Investigating ice

Using maps to locate countries

Expressive Art and Design

Observational drawings

Printing using a range of sponges, rollers, cotton buds etc

Watercolour paint winter pictures

Using percussion instruments to create accompaniments

Dance-Links to physical development

Role-play- Birthday parties, winter wonderland, igloo