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Early Years Foundation Stage
RECEPTION 2017 2018


Autumn One 

Do you want to be friends?

In this Cornerstones© topic the children will explore friendships and how to help each other. Lines of enquiry include :

* being kind   * cooperation  * our school jigsaw rules  * people who help us in school  * people who help us at home  *  Self portraits  * working together  * taking photographs  * role play areas

Autumn Two

Can I switch it on?

In this Cornerstones© topic children will explore technology and how things work. Lines of enquiry include :

* technology in school  * technology at home  * safety and electricity  * communication  * photography  * working together  * digital clocks and time  * safe and fun websites  * technology in role play areas

Spring One

Are we there yet?

In this Cornerstones© topic children will explore movement and transport. Lines of enquiry include :

* how things move  * different types of transport  * how fast?  * keeping safe near roads  * imaginary and real journeys  * transport themed role play and outside games  * moving in PE  * models to build

Spring Two

Will you read me a story?

In this Cornerstones©  topic children will enjoy fairy stories.
Lines of enquiry include :

* good and bad in stories  * dressing up  * castles and homes  * telling and recording stories  * making model worlds  * Baking gingerbread people  * fairy tale role play area  * weighing magic apples

Summer One

Why do ladybirds have spots?

In this Cornerstones© topic children will explore the world of minibeasts and find out about spiders and ants and things that move under rocks! Lines of enquiry include :

* the local environment  * growth and change  * similarities and differences  * patterns and colours  * plants  * fact books  * computers and research  * counting spots  * plant collages  * role play campsite

Summer Two

Why are carrots orange?

In this Cornerstones© topic  the children will explore food and what we eat. Lines of enquiry include :

* Favourite foods  * taste  * cooking  * where does food come from?  * healthy food  * healthy exercise  * keeping safe in the kitchen  * vegetable art  * kitchen role play area  * growing plants