Foundation 1

Foundation 1 Curriculum Map

Autumn Term – 1st half

Topic: Welcome to School

Main topics covered:

  • Who am I?
  • Who is my family?
  • What makes me unique?
  • How do I keep clean and healthy?
  • What do I know about colours?
  • Getting to know people and the world around me

Wow! Moments – Getting to know parts of our school – the Hall, the Adventure Playground, the field.  Visit from Messy Bessy, Harvest Time, Library service book gifting – Treasure Bags.

Autumn Term – 2nd half

Topic: How is the world changing around us in Autumn?.  Why do we have parties?

Main topics covered:

  • Autumn changes in the environment including what happens to the trees? Hibernation
  • Bonfire night and keeping safe
  • Birthday celebrations – how old are you?
  • Autumn and Winter festivals and celebrations – Diwali, Eid, Christmas

Spring Term – 1st half

Topic: How has the world changed in Winter?

Main topics covered:

  • Winter – What has happened to our environment?  How do we keep warm?
  • How can we look after the birds?
  • Where do wild animals live?
  • Investigate size and pattern with wild animals
  • Shrove Tuesday and pancakes.

Wow! Moments – Explore the school grounds observing winter changes.  Watching birds at the bird table

Spring Term – 2nd half

Topic: What will I find on a Farm?

Main topics covered:

  • Spring walks to look at what is happening in Nature
  • Why are Famers so important for us?
  • Investigate milk and wool
  • Explore the concepts of over and under in context of ‘The 3 Billy Goats’ story
  • Why is my Mummy special to me?
  • Easter time and eggs.  Life cycle of a chick

Wow! Moments – Trip to Stonehurst Farm.  Walks to local park to look at the bridges.  Mother’s Day Assembly.  Easter egg hunt in KS1 quad.

Summer Term – 1st half

Topic: The world of ‘Once upon a time’

Main topics covered:

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Buri and the Marrow
  • Whole school themed week

Wow! Moments – Use of themed multi-sensory room during whole school theme week.  Planting seeds.  Life cycle of a butterfly.

Summer Term – 2nd half

Topic: How can I get there?

Main topics covered:

  • What vehicles use the roads and why?
  • Journeys we might take
  • Crossing the road safely
  • A trip into space
  • Preparing to move up to full time

Wow! Moments – Walk to pedestrian corssing.  Counting vehicles.  Washing a car.  Sports Fun Day.  Picnic to meet new class members and teachers.  Visits to new classes.