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St Albert The Great Catholic Primary School
October 8 2016

FS1 Curriculum

Governors At St Albert The Great
In the EYFS we focus on learning through play.  Our timetable is a balance of adult led, and Child Initiated Activities covering all 7 areas of development;

– Personal Social and Emotional Development

– Communication and Language

– Physical Development

– Literacy, Mathematics

– Understanding of the World

– Expressive Arts and Design 


As a class we do daily  Disco Dough to help develop our fine motor skills, adult focus tasks, and have recently introduced snack station to promote independence during CIL.

Phonics is a big part of EYFS and we mainly cover Phase 1 phonics in FS1. This concentrates one infor developing the children’s listening skills.  The aspects covered are General sound discrimination, Rhythm and rhyme, Alliteration, Voice sounds, Oral blending and segmenting. For more information about phonics and reading in St Albert the Great, please read document bellow.

Phonics and Reading info for St Albert the Great School FS- KS1 (46 KB)

Our Topics are based on the interests of the children in our class and so can be short 1 or 2 week topics, or something that cover the whole half term. The topics planned so far are:

Autumn Term 

Magical Me, Superhero learners, Harvest and Autumn, Traditional stories,  Christmas

RE Topics

Myself, Welcome, Birthday


Spring Term

Transport, Easter

RE Topics

Celebrating, Gathering, Growing


Summer Term 

Animals, Growing

RE Topics

Good News, Friends, Our World


These may change as the year goes on and as the children show interests in different areas.

If you missed our Curriculum Meeting in September, here is our PPT about our curriculum

Download (PPT, 2.95MB)