Lesson Planning

Lesson Planning

Long term lesson plan (1)

Month

Theme

January to February

Winter and Colour

March to April

Spring, Easter and growth and spring festivals

May to June

Animals

July to August

Summer, Minibeasts and summer festivals

September to October

Autumn, Water and autumn festivals

November to December

Winter, Divali and winter festivals



Long term lesson plan (2)

January to February

Winter and Nursery rhymes

March to April

Spring People who help us and spring festival

May to June

Food

July to August

Summer, All about me and summer festivals

September to October

Autumn, Journeys and autumn festivals

November to December

Winter and winter festivals



The medium term plan is the six weeks skills overview of what area of learning is covered and the stepping stones.

The short term plans cover what we will be doing day to day, these are not a rigid plan but allow opportunities for child-initiated learning and spontaneity.

The long, medium and short term plans are on the wall in the lounge for the parent's to view the short term plan is what we will be covering that week which includes; what we will be reading, what art activities are planned, planned large motor, games, fine motor activities we will be doing and any planned trips.

Planning is giving informed thought to what the children in the setting are going to do. I use my knowledge of the children and their learning needs in regard to my plans. The long term plans cover 12 months into the future over two years.

Planning is about making decisions, about what I allow, encourage and intend the children to learn, do and experience. The areas of learning and early learning goals for the end of the foundation stage are detailed in the 'curriculum guidance for the foundation stage' and these provide a framework for my planning. My plans show how each area of learning will be addressed. It is vital that planned learning is appropriate to a child's level of development, meets their needs - which may be special - and responds to their interests and attitudes. As well as supporting children at their current stage, I need to be aware of the next steps in a child's development and plans need to demonstrate how the child will be encouraged to progress to these.

Such in depth knowledge of a child can only be gained through observations. Observations and ongoing assessment of the child are central to my plans. The ways in which I do this are;

Having made my plans I then decide how to promote that leaning through planned activities and experiences that fit in with the child's interests and attitudes. I believe that children learn not only through what I have planned for them to do, but through activities that they initiate themselves.

My plans involve the parents and carers, by using a monthly newsletter to inform them what is going on in my setting, and by including ways this could be followed at home with a parent's information leaflet, it makes links between experiences in my home and the child's home, reinforcing what they are learning.