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Discover some schemes of work, lesson plans, classroom worksheets and interactive activities to develop skills in all curriculum subjects in the Foundation Stage covering a range of special days, celebrations and festivals across the school year

Bonfire Night

Investigate and illustrate the history and themes of Bonfire Night working across all curriculum subjects


Practise and develop a range of skills in different curriculum subjects to celebrate and enjoy the festive season


Explore and present some of the themes and stories connected to Easter working across all curriculum subjects


Develop and practise skills in all curriculum areas to celebrate and decorate the classroom for Halloween

New Year

Celebrate the start of a new year and select a range of personal and academic resolutions for the remaining two terms of the school year

Remembrance Day

Explore some of the themes and issues surrounding Remembrance Day to commemorate people who fought in the past

Shrove Tuesday

Understand and illustrate how and why Shrove Tuesday is celebrated in different communities around the world

Valentine’s Day

Explore and express feelings associated with love for people, places and things as part of an annual celebration

  • Butterflies
    Investigate, describe and compare some of the different butterflies that can be found living in the school grounds
  • Caterpillars
    Produce a model of a mini-beast to explore some of the different creatures that live in the school grounds
  • What Butterfly
    Identify and describe the similarities and differences that can be seen between different species of butterfly
  • Seaside Subtraction
    Calculate and record the difference between pairs of numbers to ten by counting back to show numbers of items sold in a shop at the seaside