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Autumn Term: 2019-20
Topic: Bear Hunt / Forest

Mathematics Development

  • Experimenting with symbols for numbers
  • Helping to count, action songs and rhymes
  • Matching numbers to numerals
  • Constructing caves with blocks
  • Matching pictures of bears / Matching bears by size
  • Sequencing and daily routines

Personal Social & Emotional Development

  • Turn-taking, supported by an adult
  • Sharing resources
  • Playing alongside others / Playing with peers
  • Anticipating routines
  • Asking for help
  • Developing an understanding that some actions and words can hurt others

Communication & Language

  • Listening and interacting with the stories
  • Following a two-step instruction
  • Exploring likes and dislikes
  • Bucket therapy – attention building
  • Understand simple sentences and instructions
  • PODD books, chat boards and talking tiles
  • Practising sounds and signs


  • Listening to a story in a group / 1:1
  • Beginning to interact with the sensory story
  • Beginning to recognise own name
  • Using a variety of tools to make marks
  • Making more defined marks, and show an awareness of making them
  • Joining in with repeated refrains

 Physical Development

  • Climbing over and under
  • Cooperating with dressing and nappy changing
  • Increasing independence with eating skills
  • Disco dough
  • Cutting skills
  • Parachute games
  • Tumble Tots
  • Swimming

Understanding of the World

  • Nativity
  • Looking at similarities and differences
  • Understanding emotions sad/scared/happy/tired
  • Forest School – bear hunt activities
  • Developing small world play, and small bear hunt
  • Visits with Bramble and other school animals
  • Ginger Tiger activities
  • Cause and effect games and toys

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Junk modelling a cave
  • Making binoculars
  • Using glue to collage a cave picture
  • Collaging a bear picture
  • Christmas songs
  • Playing instruments along with our story
  • Moving through the story
  • Differentiating sounds

Role Play

  • Bear Cave
  • Christmas story / Christmas morning
  • Small world play