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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 have our daily routine of things we do each day.  These are:

  • Our ‘Daily Mile’ which is a great way to keep us fit and healthy
  • ‘Disco Dough’ to help develop our fine motor skills
  • Planned ‘Adult focus’ and ‘Independent’ group activities
  • ‘Snack Station’ during Child Initiated Learning time. We encourage the children to access their healthy snack independently and sit together while they eat 
  • ‘Child Initiated Learning’ where the children have time to select resources independently and embed all the learning they have been doing.
  • Daily Phonics.  This 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 our ‘talk for writing’ book, as well as the interests of the children in our class.  It also changes based on incidental opportunities that arise such as having some snow!  Although we try to plan some topics in to the curriculum in advance, these may not always be used so the class Newsletter is the best way to keep up to date with current topics.

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

TfW books – ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,’ and ‘Billy Goats Gruff’


RE Topics

Celebrating, Gathering, Growing

Summer Term 

TfW books – ‘Jaspers Beanstalk’


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)