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EYFS core entitlement

 

At Cranbourne we believe that all children are entitled to a core knowledge. We do not believe that this can necessarily be covered through relying on the children’s interests to shape the curriculum. The themes below have been specifically selected to ensure that the children leave early years with the tier 1 vocabulary they need, plus tier 2 and tier 3 vocabulary which will enable disadvantaged children to access wider learning as well as children who may have wider opportunities outside school.

 

Nursery

Reception

Weather

Colours

Shape

Jobs/people who help us

Vehicles

Family

Basic geography

Animals

Habitats

Journeys/transport

Weather/seasons

Space

Ourselves/body parts

Dinosaurs

Toys/the past

 

Key vocabulary

 

Weather/seasons: sun, rain, cloud, snow, wind, hail, fog, summer, autumn, winter, spring

 

Colours: black, white, red, yellow, blue, orange, green, purple, light, dark, mix

 

Shape: circle, triangle, square, oblong, side

 

Jobs/people who help us: nurse, doctor, vet, police officer, fire fighter, teacher, lollipop person

 

Family: mum, dad, grandparents, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cousin

 

Basic geography: map, Hoddesdon, England, island, land, sea

 

Animals: farm, woodland, wild, sea life, young, names of key animals

 

Habitats: woodland, desert, ocean/sea, rainforest, polar regions

 

Vehicles/journeys/transport: rail, road, air, train, bus, aeroplane, ship, boat, walking, travel, holiday, close, far away, traffic, roundabout, passenger, driver, pilot, track, carriage

 

Space: Earth, Moon, stars, Sun, rocket, planets

 

Ourselves/body parts: hair/eye/skin colour, arm, leg, hand, fingers, thumb, elbow, knee, foot, toes, back, neck, shoulders

 

Dinosaurs: extinct, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, teeth, skin/scales, horns, tyrannosaurus rex, diplodocus, pterodactyl (not a dinosaur), triceratops, stegosaurus, fossils

 

Toys/the past: old, new, the past, the present, plastic, wood, metal

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