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Favourite Stories

Book 1

Book 2



We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Unit Title

Animals in Stories and in the Environment


Ice, clay, Hide and Seek

Duckling eggs to observe hatching


Additional Experiences

Librarians to visit

Visit to the Library



(including published work)

Learning environment to reflect the story settings

Learning environment to reflect the story settings




                               Areas of Learning

EYFS Skills


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

To be a confident communicator and to make friends.

To enjoy being responsible for my things.

To play in a group to tell the story by extending and elaborating play ideas

To learn how to be tidy and put their things in the right places

Communication and Language

Listening and attention


Carpet skills

Joining in with repeated refrains MTYT and speaking in whole sentences.

Share Sustained Thinking.

To listen to stories with increasing attention and recall.

To listen carefully to instructions

Use positional language.

RWI listening activities

Show and Tell

Review time

Physical Development

Turning pages by the corners

Adding details to lines and circles using gross and fine motor skills

Strengthening the dominant hand for writing.

Using scissors.

Beginning to show self-care in toileting and putting their coat on independently.


Daily writing challenges.

Mark-making in and outside


Playdough Disco

Scissor skills and cutting challenges.

Adults to model wiping nose, washing hands and flushing toilet.

Children taught how to put on their coat independently


Looks at books independently

Holding a book, the right way up and tracking text top to bottom, left to right.

Listens and joins in with stories Distinguishes between different marks they make.

Daily rhymes and story time.

Adults to model enjoyment and use of books.

Mark-making challenges.

Pencil grip support and name writing cards.


Maths Meetings and Maths Mastery

Using number language and number names in play

The stable order principle, counting to 10/20

Correspondence principle- 1-1

Looking at pattern and early number up to 5

Continuing with early number. Measure, comparing size and weight. Thinking about full, empty and half-full.

Grocer’s shop so we can buy and sort food for the caterpillar.

Adults to model how to count and to finger match items to find the total.

Number songs


Copying patterns and repeating patterns. Creating symmetrical patterns

Understanding the world

Looking for colours in the environment

Talking about themselves, their families and their traditions at Easter time

Life cycles

Natural changes outside in the environment

Talking about the weather. Looking for signs of Spring.


Learning about special times of the year, Easter.

Easter celebrations

Looking after animals, creatures and the environment.

Expressive arts and design

Exploring colour and texture of bears and the animals in the stories.

How to change colour or texture.


Paintings and colour mixing


Pattern making