In Aire Class, guided by Early Years best practice, our learning primarily follows the interests of the children – the interests of the children act as our main topic leads. We have also designed an adult-led skeleton topic plan which acts as a cohesive learning thread throughout the year. We use this topic plan as and when it is appropriate to the current cohort (for example, at the start of the year/term). This topic plan is devised with several key elements in mind: seasonality, events that are significant to the children personally, culturally and globally as well as making the most of the local area and opportunities arising within it.
Autumn 1 – Marvellous Me!
Autumn 2 – Let’s Celebrate!
Spring 1 – Mysterious happenings...
Spring 2 – Let’s Get Growing!
Summer 1 – Awesome Animals!
Summer 2 – Oh I Do Like to Live Beside the Seaside!