Kindergarten  2015-16 Curriculum Overview


Subject/ learning area

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Literacy/Communication and Language

Little Red Riding HoodThe Gingerbread Man

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Chicken Licken

Polar Bear and the snow cloud

Penguin Post

Going on a bear hunt

Hungry caterpillar


The five fiends

The very busy spider

Yo ho ho! A Pirating we’ll go

Phase 1 of Letters and Sounds: environmental sounds; instrumental sounds; body percussion; rhythm and rhyme; alliteration; voice sounds; oral blending and segmenting.


Ongoing throughout the year: number recognition and counting; simple addition and subtraction in practical activities; exploring properties and names of 2D and 3D shapes; ordering, sequencing and measuring.

Topic (subjects include Expressive Arts and Design, Understanding the World)

All about me


Farmyard animals


Polar animals

People who help us


Life cycles


Natural world

Mini beasts


Physical Development

Ongoing throughout the year: ‘WriteDance’; fine motor skills through the ‘Clever hands’ programme;  gross motor skills through climbing, throwing and catching and riding bikes;  pencil control and mark making development.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Ongoing throughout the year:  building good relationships with peers and adults; being independent; developing confidence to speak to others; being aware of routines and boundaries alongside understanding of expectations; to negotiate and solve problems.

Special events and trips

Extra-curricular activities

Trip to the supermarket

Christmas nativity

Visit to St. John’s church

Trip to the post box

Visits from people who help us

Teddy bears picnic

Gruffalo learning together event

Trip to Wingham Wildlife Park