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Spring Term

Here are some suggested activities that we will be focusing on this term in the Prime Areas of Learning. Please can you continue to support this at home.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development

  • Develop a ‘have a go’ attitude when taking part in activities
  • Talk about the things I like to do and those that I do not like
  • Talk about how I am feeling and explain why I am feeling that way
  • Recognise and talk about different emotions – happy, sad, excited, angry etc.
  • Talk about how I can help others and make them feel happier
  • Talking about what I am doing in full sentences
  • Responding to what others say
  • Listen to stories with increasing attention and concentration and respond to stories with comments and questions
  • Talk about stories that I like and why I like them, as well as state why I do not like others.
  • Retell stories in the correct sequence, talking about the characters and using story language/repeated refrains.
  • Listen and respond to instructions i.e. can you put the toy in the box?
  • Understanding the importance of hygiene and demonstrating these skills independently – wiping after being to toilet, flushing the toilet, washing hands after using toilet, before eating.
  • Using a knife, fork and spoon to eat.
  • Dressing and undressing self including socks, shoes, wellies, jumper, coat and zip
  • Hold scissors correctly to cut
  • Holding writing tools using fingers/pincer grip
  • Writing letters of the alphabet using good formation and direction


Don’t forget to get active throughout the day using Joe Wicks on YouTube or Cosmic kids yoga - Watch - Cosmic Kids

Here some additional suggestions for Literacy and Maths



  • Name writing – To write own name independently with all letters in the correct order, starting with a capital letter and the rest lowercase
  • Recognising the letters of the alphabet – by sound and its name
  • Writing the letters of the alphabet using the correct formation and direction
  • Identify the initial sounds of items/objects/words and write this – You could draw a picture and write the initial sound of the word
  • Read and write CVC words such as map, pin, log etc.
  • Read and write simple captions such as pat a dog, pin on a map
  • Read and write tricky words
  • To recognise and order the numbers to 5, 10, 20 and beyond
  • To count objects reliably using 1-to-1 touch to 5, 10, 20
  • To identify the number that is one more and one less by counting on and back or using objects
  • To recognise and describe 2D shapes – circle, triangle, square, rectangle
  • To recognise and describe 3D shapes – cube, cuboid, cylinder, cone, sphere, pyramid