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Little Bells

Spring term 2023


What grows like a beanstalk?

Our concept words – Trust, Truth and Friendship.

What makes the world around us?

This term in Little Bells, we are going to be focusing on Traditional Tales and changes over the years, both old and new. We are going to look at various tales and gain a deep understanding on the moral of stories, and their true meaning. This will then help us link to our concept words of the term; Trust, Truth and Friendship. This term the children will learn a wide range of skills in correlation to our EYFS curriculum through each week. This topic question will support the learning for understanding the world as we look at plants, animals and decay/change over time.

  • Trust
  • Truth
  • Friendship

How we'll be doing it...

Authentic Outcomes

As well as developing skills, the children will work towards an authentic outcome which is designed to encourage real ownership over learning.

The authentic outcome will be for the children to perform an assembly about the traditional tales they have learnt about during a stay and play – 24th March 2023, 8.30am-9.30am.

Reception Wow Events

Jack and the Beanstalk – can we make a recyclable beanstalk.19th January 2023

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

Children will see themselves as valuable individuals. Moderate their feelings when they are upset. To encourage them to try new activities. To continue to build resilience by talking about challenging tasks and be prepared to have a go. Have an awareness of oral hygiene and why it is important to keep teeth clean. Play cooperative with others and take into account their ideas. Form positive relationships

Physical Development

Children will develop their fundamental movement skills which will include balancing, running, changing direction, jumping, hopping and travelling. Children will develop gross motor skills through a range of activities. They will learn how to stay safe using space, working independently and with a partner.

Communication and Language

Children will understand how to listen and why listening is important, knowing that they need to be quiet and concentrate when listening.


Specific Areas


The children will gain a deep understanding on Traditional Tales and the true meaning of these tales, they will be able to retell the story with easy and with the use of props. The children will be able to identify the sequence of the story as the; beginning, middle and end.


For this term we are going to be comparing number groups to use vocabulary such as ‘more than, fewer than’, the children should be able to subitise numbers to 3 and also start to look at simple 2D shapes and having the skills to be able to identify them.

What will Little Bells explore?

Understanding the world

Children will use all their senses in hands-on exploration of natural materials. Children will take about what they see, using a wide vocabulary. Children will begin to compare and contrast characters in stories about the past. Will recognise some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries. Look at different types of environments.

Creative: Expressive Art and Design

Children will have opportunities to explore colour, design, texture, form and function. Understand that different media can be combined to create new effects. Children can select tools, and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials they are using.

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