Foundation Stage : Literacy : Term One Planning

Discover some schemes of work, lesson plans, classroom worksheets and interactive activities to develop skills in literacy for Reception aged children in the Foundation Stage covering stories with familiar settings, traditional tales and poems, producing labels and lists for different topics and recount writing.

Unit One : School Stories

Read and respond to a story with a familiar setting and identify initial phonemes in different words based on When an Elephant Comes to School by Jan Ormerod

Recommended for Reception

Unit Two : Once Upon A Time

Role-play different traditional stories using drama and speaking and listening skills and match initial phonemes in cvc words to letters of the alphabet

Recommended for Reception

Unit Three : Hansel and Gretel

Investigate some of the different characters, settings and plot events used to tell a traditional story and identify letters that match initial sounds of words

Recommended for Reception

Unit Four : The Owl and the Pussycat

Explore and role-play the sequence of the events and language used in a traditional poem and investigate and spell cvc words with the same initial sounds

Recommended for Reception

Unit Five : Chicken Licken

Identify and change the sequence of events that happen in a traditional story and match different words that rhyme using the same final phoneme

Recommended for Reception

Unit Six : Fairy Tales

Identify and describe common characters, settings and themes used in traditional stories and suggest story changes using role-play and written composition

Recommended for Reception

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  • Final Sounds Match
    Identify, record and match the spelling and meaning of different words that end in the same final phoneme sound
  • Numbers
    Practise counting and labelling sets of different objects by writing and matching the numerals for numbers to five
  • Counting
    Count, record and compare sets of different objects to ten and identify the matching numbers using numerals
  • Story Sequencing
    Sequence and record activities to describe family visits to different locations as preparation for a narrative writing lesson