Medium Term Plans – How They Work
We offer a wide range of topic plans written to take account of the needs of children from around two until they leave you to go to school. With children going to school earlier, these plans are likely to also be of use to teachers. These topic plans give well-organised lists of interesting, play-based activities linked directly to learning potential in the Early Years Foundation Stage document.
Each Plan consists of generic information about medium term plans in general and how these support your setting to provide coverage of the E.Y.F.S. curriculum whilst supporting individual learning interests.
Each plan has an individual list of play based activities suitable for children from around two years of age until they leave to join a reception class although many activities listed are also suitable for use in reception. Activities are a mix of adult directed tasks and opportunities for children to make their own choices and to individualise their play. Each plan has clear links to the E.Y.F.S. curriculum showing what children are likely to learn if you use the plan in your setting.
All our topic plans support the four themes of the E.Y.F.S. i.e.:
- A Unique child
- Positive Relationships
- Enabling Environments
- Children Develop and Learn in Different Ways and at Different Rates.
The planning also pre-supposes that your setting uses a Key Person scheme so that individual needs are met through observations and close links to families.
You should keep a record of which development matters statements you are hoping to cover from each medium term plan so that you can see at a glance which areas you have covered over a period of time. This list will only show you what you have planned – it is your record keeping that will show what children have actually learned and of course children may not show their understanding for some time.