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Summer Term 2024


Can you tell a tale?

This term, The Bears will focus on developing a wide range of skills across the EYFS curriculum with a focus on writing.  We will be looking to use our knowledge to create different pieces, including 3D clay models and sculptures. Learning will still be based around understanding the world and play is still the best way to continue to discover, explore and create. Concepts we will be covering are:

  • Creativity
  • Dreams
  • Passion
  • Fear
  • Fairness

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 of their learning. This term, there will be plenty of opportunities to apply knowledge and skills practically within a range of contexts. We will work towards our class trip to Brockholes where we will be able to use natural found items to create artwork.

Summer Trip

Brockholes Nature Reserve

Reception Wow Events  

This term the children will be delving in part, into the world of traditional tales. They will get the chance to be immersed in different stories and participate in themed activities relating to characters, settings and plots.

Specific Areas


Literacy Our focus book for the term is ‘There’s a Tiger in the Garden’ along with a range of traditional tales.  These books and stories provide a great platform for developing language and give a number of opportunities for writing. The children will use phonological knowledge to:

  • Write more detailed descriptions
  • Create speech between characters
  • Create lists
  • Write more than one sentence to create a short story.

Of course the children will also continue to read and listen to a wide variety of other books and stories on a number of topics where feelings and opinions of characters can be explored and they can express their own ideas.


Maths this term is focusing on growing children’s understanding of number up to and beyond 20. They will explore, manipulate, compose and decompose numbers to prepare them for maths in Key Stage 1. As part of this, they will investigate sharing and grouping using physical resources. Maths sessions are as practical as possible to really get concepts stuck in their minds thus making strong connections for later learning.

Understanding the world

This term the children will be making further observations about the world around them. They will be focusing on Summer. They will look into holiday destinations further afield and will be able to explain some of the differences between there and home. As the plants begin to sprout, the children will use them as inspiration for writing and art and we will have discussions about how things grow.

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

Children will be learning more about how to keep themselves safe and healthy an important skill as they begin to prepare to transition into the infants. Listening skills are a very important aspect to develop and sessions aimed at improving this will continue into the Summer term.

Physical Development

Some aspects of PE in the Summer term will be covered by Accrington Stanley. Sessions aim to develop a sense of ‘team’ as well as build resilience in sport. Other Physical developments sessions will continue to help children hone their fine motor skills and they continue to work on cutting, pencil grip and hand strength needed to draw, write, craft and build.

Communication and Language

Retelling stories in greater detail will be a major focus of the term. Language is at the heart of the EYFS curriculum and opportunities will be taken at every turn to grow the bank of vocabulary that children use. Reception will continue to join in with familiar stories and rhymes and will be encouraged to add extra elements of performance into their storytelling.

What will we create?

Creative Expressive Art and Design 

In the Summer term, children will learn to express themselves through art and movement. They will have the chance to create sculptures and models using a range of media as well as continue to grow their talents in drawing and painting.


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