eyfsMedium Term Plan Autumn Term 1 2019 Teacher: Miss Harris, Miss Batten and Miss Cressey
Love Your Selfie!

Our topic this term is "Love Your Selfie".

The focus throughout our topic will be on 'ourselves and our families', considering what makes us unique like 'Elmer'. When looking at 'Elmer' we will be manipulating colour through colour mixing and exploring sound using different instruments.

We will be creating self- portraits, naming the different parts of our body, thinking about our similarities and differences.

Following on from this, we will be discussing and drawing our families through reading the text 'The Great Big Book of Families', considering the different family framework. We will be sharing photos from home of our families and sharing the experiences we have enjoyed together.

Towards the end of the term we will be thinking about what we are good at through reading the story 'Giraffes Can't Dance.' Future dancer, singer, athlete…..What are you good at?

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Our focus for this term will be 'getting to know each other' as we support the children in building relationships with staff and their friends. We will be learning about the routines of the day and become familiar with our learning environments. The children will be encouraged to develop their independence.

Communication & Language

The children will be developing listening and attention skills through a range of games and experiences. We will be supporting the children in listening to their friends and the adults in small groups. We will be encouraging the children to respond to simple instructions. We will be thinking about our families and talking about the people we live with.

Physical Development

The children will be developing their fine motor skills, exploring malleable materials and one handed tools. The children will be taking part in daily activities for example dough disco, using large brushes outside or threading. They will be developing their gross motor skills, constructing on a large scale and exploring a variety of sports equipment.

Understanding the world

We will be thinking about how we grow and talking about the differences and similarities between us and others. We will be talking about our families and who we live with. We will be using technology to support our learning.

Expressive Arts & Design

We will be introducing the tools and equipment used when painting and being creative. Children will be using the construction resources to build models. The children will be enjoying our 'home' role play area and using it to act out real life experiences. We will be enjoying singing together, learning some new songs as well as enjoying familiar rhymes.


The children will be developing their listening skill as they enjoy stories, they will be encouraged to talk about the pictures and contents. The children will be participating in daily phonic sessions, which will introduce the children to a new sound each day. We will also be encouraging the children to hear and say the initial sounds in words, for example the sound that their name begins with.

Mathematical Development

This half term we will be encouraging the children to use, recognise and name numbers spontaneously as they play. We will be learning about numbers to twenty and understanding that the number relates to an amount. We will be thinking about shapes that we see in our environment and using mathematical language to describe these.

Homework Challenges