eyfsMedium Term Plan: Summer Term 1, 2019 - Teacher: Miss Harris, Miss Batten & Miss Cressey
Down in the Jungle

Our topic this term is 'Down in the Jungle'. In this topic, we will be learning all about wild animals.

We will be learning about animals from around the world, for example Africa, Asia, the Rainforest and Oceans. We will develop our understanding of different cultures and beliefs. The children will be exploring lots of different stories, for example Handa’s Surprise and Noah’s Ark. They will be looking at how animals live and what they eat.

To immerse the children further, we are going to be visiting Lincolnshire Wildlife Park. We will be observing different animals, making animal habitats and handling reptiles!

We also have lots of exciting events taking place this term! The children will be participating in Sport’s Day and the Summer Carnival. They are also very busy making beautiful crafts for the Woodlands Summer Fayre! We look forward to seeing you there.

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

This term we are continuing to encourage children’s independence and responsibilities as they come to the end of the academic year and move up through the school. Children will continue to build upon relationships through play. Children will adapt to new environments and follow boundaries when visiting Lincolnshire wildlife park.

Communication & Language

Children will be exposed to new vocabulary when learning about different wild animals. They will develop their speaking skills by using past, present and future forms when talking to others.

Physical Development

Children will be continuing to engage in Bikeability lessons during their PE time this term. This will allow them to start learning how to ride a bike as well as developing their balancing skills. Children will continue to use the new outdoor areas, developing their gross motor skills.

Understanding the world

Children will be developing their knowledge and understanding of animals, including their habitats and diets. They will be looking at similarities and differences between countries and cultures. Children will handle animals and learn how to care for living things whilst visiting Lincolnshire Wildlife Park.

Expressive Arts & Design

The children will be enjoying a range of creative activities, for example making animal masks. They will be listening to cultural music, such as African and creating their own. Children will be moving like animals and thinking about the different sounds they make.


The children will continue to participate in daily phonic sessions, which will introduce them to or review a new sound each day. They will be developing their letter formation when writing. Children will be moving onto writing full sentences using high frequency words in their writing. Children will be encouraged to extend their writing further as they come to the end of the academic year. Children will have lots of opportunities for writing as we write about the fruit in Handa’s Surprise and write our own version of The Tiger who came to Tea. The children will continue to develop their listening skills as they enjoy a range of stories.

Mathematical Development

Children will be working on consolidating their learning with numbers up to 20 as well as counting in 1’s and 2’s. We will be learning about money, length, height and weight, incorporating animals within this.

Homework Challenges