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Autumn 2: Search for a Hero


This term children will be exploring the attributes of fictional superheroes they are familiar with and those found in stories! Children will then learn more about how we have real life heroes in our community and how they help others stay safe and keep happy and healthy. 

Alongside this learning, children will explore how the changing season is seen in the natural environment and how it affects the way we dress. Children will talk about the patterns they can find in nature and in objects and fabrics we own, whilst learning vocabulary to describe them. They will make patterns using instruments and with their bodies and also create and talk about mark making patterns too. 

Children will begin to explore the value of number so talk about what is 1 and not 1 whilst learning number songs and stories. Children will continue to learn about special days celebrated in our community such as Diwali, Bonfire Night, Halloween and Christmas.

Children will continue to explore using tools to create patterns by tearing materials and rolling, printing and making rubbings and different ways of attaching resources to create models. 


Key books we will be using this term will include:


Supertato series by Sue Hendra

My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh by 

No Dragons for Tea by Jean Pendziwol

Whose Hat is This? by Sharon Katz- Cooper

Real Superheroes by Julia Seal

Emergancy by Margaret Mayo




The focus for teaching and learning will continue to be in the Prime Areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum which are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development.




  • I will use manners please & thank you.
  • I will have a ‘go’ at new activities.
  • I can show good sitting, good listening, good looking, keeping hands and feet to themselves at group times.
  • I can look after the toys and equipment and help to tidy up.
  • I can notice differences between myself and others.
  • I can play alongside other children without adult support.
  • I can identify healthy foods.
  • I can talk about how we keep our bodies healthy.
  • I can talk about what happens if we don’t clean out teeth or visit the dentist.
  • I can play simple turn taking games with adult support.
  • I am showing interest n the other children’s play.





  • I can listen to simple stories and understand what is happening, using the pictures.
  • I can listen to others when they speak.
  • I can identify action words by pointing to the right picture.
  • I can understand simple concepts (e.g. big/little, open/shut)
  • I am beginning to answer ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘where’ questions.
  • I can use pronouns (me, him, she)
  • I can understand the prepositions (in, on, under)
  • I can sing these songs independently: Incy Wincy Spider, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Hickory Dickory Dock, I Hear Thunder, It’s Raining It’s Pouring.
  • I can start a conversation.             




  • I can one handed tools and equipment e.g. making snips in paper.
  • I can explore malleable materials.
  • I can sit in a balanced position
  • I can show control through continual practice of large movements such as waving, kicking, rolling, crawling and walking
  • I can spin and roll independently
  • I am starting to kick, throw and catch large balls