Spring Term

Let's Be Explorers!

This learning overview provides an insight into the children’s learning experiences at they continue to develop. The learning opportunities will also continue to be enhanced as children build up their own unique experiences and share ideas with their friends, as is the ethos of the EYFS. Through the continuous provision, children are given lots of opportunities for child-initiated investigation and play. This approach allows children to discover and test new things independently, consolidate new learning and gain a deeper understanding. This approach, we believe, helps them to become more independent through the Characteristics of Effective Learning that we are promoting: Playing and Exploring, Active Learning, Creative and Thinking Critically

Possible Lines Of Development

Arctic Explorers



The Gruffalo

Off To St Lucia (Commonwealth Week)

A Chinese Adventure (Chinese New Year)

Enquiry Questions

We start our theme by sharing a ‘talking tub’ with the children. Inside the tub we place a variety of interesting and exciting objects that children explore and talk about. We listen carefully to what the children have to say about these objects, noting what they already know, what interests them and what questions they ask. These interests and the things they want to find out lead our learning journey.

Possible Wow Days

A Gruffalo Hunt to the local woods

Planet Zum Zee Party

Beach Party


School values of the term are: I enjoy learning and I try my best.

Show and Tell

Circle Time – ‘Good to Be Me’

‘Getting on and Falling Out’


Special Books/Special Places


Begin Set 2 sounds

Set 2/3 high frequency words.

Continue reading and writing CVC words

Ditties and Green level Read Write Inc. books.

Opportunities to write in the provision, linked to our theme, e.g. writing labels, captions and simple sentences.

By the end of the term, develop opportunities for extended writing linked to the theme. This might include simple stories, a recount, instructions or a poster.


Counting and estimating

1 more/1 less






2D/3D shape




Floor Work




As musicians, we will start to be able to name and explore a range of classroom percussion instruments. We will use different instruments to make our own background music. We will sing songs from around the world, from China to the Caribbean.