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Welcome to Easterside Academy

"Giving the Chance to Shine"

EYFS

Long Term Curriculum Map Cycle 1 (2014 – 2015)

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Topics

Changes (Autumn Term)

Once Upon a Time (Spring Term)

Off We Go (Summer Term)

ILP (Imaginative Learning Project) Why do you love me?Why do leaves go crispy? Which was the biggest dinosaur?Are eggs alive? Can we explore it?Am I the fastest?Why is water wet?
Focus (Subject) Baby Photographs/objects from when we were a baby.Autumn Explorers Books, pictures, models of dinosaurs. Use of internet, looking at big & small fantasy creatures.Bring in an egg – explore, touch, research them. Farm animals – stories/poems. Pack a rucksack with some things in the an explorer might use. Watch a clip of “Honey I shrunk the kids” – what its like to be small.Stories / ask children their understanding of the words team, win, lose, take park in competition and fitness, collect photographs of sporting events, pack a sports bag. Use their bodies to follow simple instructions.Stories – look at different pictures of water, take a walk on a rainy day, pass the ice cube and soapy water – compare.
Memorable Experience Stay and play/coffee morning – My family or parent with a new baby to talk to classAutumn Walk Dino Hunt, archaeological dig, Dorman Museum, Dinosaur park.Visit local farm or pond Take the children on an expedition – using the woodland area. Links with “We’re going on a bear hunt”Mini sports dayWater buckets/padding pool.
Visits Invite grandparents/parents with babies inSchool nurse visitInvite Cook (Dawn) Healthy food. Dinosaur Park / Dorman MuseumVisit farm or local pond See aboveSeaside visit / pond / garden centre.
Outdoor Learning Baby room-bath the babyAutumn tidy in the grounds-Provide resources for this. Archaeological Dig, Take part in a fairy hunt, following a glitter trail. Make model dinosaurs on a huge scale using a range of found and recycled materials such as tyres, barrels, pipes, boxes and crates. Make dinosaur footprints across the playground using sponges and paint.Grow green beans, sunflowers, hyacinths and other fast growing spring plants, measuring and comparing heights as they grow. Use of the woodlands area and school grounds.Outdoor sports day, bike and scooter race (balance bikes) Wind up remote control cars.Seaside/pond Observe cloud on a rainy day. Water squirting competition.
Innovate Stage Can you look after the teddy? Or Mysterious parcelLetter from a farmer/basket with bread and honey and postcard from the trees. Children receive a phone call – a dinosaur is on the loose. It has been spotted by police. What should we do? Have we seen it? Where might it be?Enormous egg, Giant shoes or Mummy Duck – lost ducklings. Find a mystery rucksack with map in it.Enormous trophy or Snail mail.”Teeny Tiny Town” – provide pipes and small people.
Express Invite parents to hear their “I love you because…” cards.Harvest Festival / Little Red Hen “T4W” / Class book / make bread Make dinosaur display using children’s paintings and work. Make a dinosaur museum (library) Perform a dinosaur stomp to parents.Class book / create a film of 3D animals / make a mold of chocolate Easter Eggs. “T4W” Bear Hunt, make a powerpoint of the photos taken.Invite parents for an obstacle race. Sports dress day. Sponsored run/walk.Floating and sink-wizard. Make a water display.

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KS1 Open Morning

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Upcoming Events

Feb
19
Mon
Start Back – 2nd half of the Spring Term
Feb 19 @ 8:45 am
Feb
22
Thu
Early Years Stay and Play @ Easterside Academy
Feb 22 all-day

Early Years (Nursery and Reception) parents and family are invited to stay on Thursday’s to join in themed activities with their child in the setting.

For morning nursery and reception this is at 8.45am and for afternoon nursery this is at 12. The sessions last for approx 30 – 45 mins. Everyone welcome!

Yoga Bugs @ Easterside Academy
Feb 22 all-day

Reception children will take part in Yoga Bugs every Thursday. Please ensure they have their PE kit with them on these days and earrings are taken out if they have them.

Feb
23
Fri
KS1 Cultural Day – France @ Easterside Academy
Feb 23 all-day

Children in Year 1 and 2 will learn about the French culture today.

Year 3 and 4 Culture Day
Feb 23 all-day

Children in Year 3 and 4 will learn about the Norwegian Culture.

Year 5 and 6 Cultural day – Mexico
Feb 23 all-day

Children in Year 5 and 6 will learn about the Mexican Culture.