Long Term Plan 2017 – 2018

Aims and Objectives:

  • To provide a safe and secure environment which extends and develops all areas of a child’s development within the seven areas of learning.
  • To enable all children to learn and develop their skills to the best of their ability.
  • To promote self-discovery, exploration and curiosity towards learning.
  • To maintain the standards and guidance set by Ofsted and to regularly reflect and develop our practice.
  • To encourage children to explore the environment and feel comfortable with the staff and the setting.
  • To provide a good working relationship with parents/carers and children.
  • To ensure good communication skills are in practice throughout the setting.
  • To ensure confidentiality is kept at all times.

Autumn 1 and 2

Spring 3 and 4

Summer 5 and 6

Activities and special events

Parents Workshop 


Cultural Day
Christmas Party




Parents Evening
Pre-school Open Day




















Staff INSET Myself

  • My Family
  • My Home

My Family and Where We Live

  • Our home, address and where we live
  • Sizes of our family and extended family
  • Roles of each family member
  • Fire works/Guy Fawkes
  • Celebration of Diwali


  1. Autumn and Materials
  • Autumn colours
  • Changes in the leaves
  • Weather changes
  • Different clothes and materials


Cultural Rhymes, Songs and Stories

  • Black History Month
  • Songs stories and rhymes in different languages
  • Songs, stories, rhymes and dances from different cultures
  • Celebration of Id

Play Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)

Halloween (Survey parents regarding this), Sukkot, All Saints Day, Guy Fawkes, Hanukkah,

Remembrance Day, Diwali, St Andrews Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.

Play and party

Winter and Christmas

  • Clothes we wear for winter
  • Talking about the weather change
  • Christmas Play


  • Parents Evening







Staff INSET Myself

  • My Family
  • My Home
  • My background and Culture

Chinese New Year Celebrations


People Who Help Us

Doctors, Nurses, Fire fighters, Police, Veterinary doctors, Mummy and Daddy, Priest, Imams, Nuns, Life Guards, Paramedics, Lollipop People, Teachers, Bus/Train Drivers, Farmers, Cashiers  etc.

  1. Visit to the Police Station and Fire Station


  • Journeys to the shops, dentist, doctors
  • Journey home

Visit from Doctors, Nurses, Fire fighters or Police to speak about their profession

Traditional Stories and Rhymes

  • Bringing stories from home
  • Telling traditional tales from other cultures
  • Learning new songs and rhymes
  • Fairy tales
  • Dance from different cultures
  • Learning about bugs


Easter and Spring

  • Easter activities and Origami
  • Learning about Spring
  • Spring flowers and crafts

Easter Play

Epiphany,  St Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday, Lunar New Year, Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year), St David’s Day, World Book Day, Mothering Sunday, Red Nose Day, Commonwealth Day, St Patrick’s Day, First Day of Spring, Palm Sunday,  Holy Week, Good Friday, Easter Day.

  • Parents Evening


Staff INSETMyself

  • My Family
  • My Home
  • My background and Culture


  • Human life cycle
  • Life cycle of minibeast
  • Life cycle of birds
  • Life cycle of animals
  • Grow your own vegetables


Being Healthy

  • Healthy eating and Exercise
  • Talking about our bodies
  • What we eat to make us grow

Animals and Sea Creatures

  • Learning about animals
  • Learning about Sea Creatures
  • Visit to London zoo or London Aquarium
  • Animals at home/our pets/in the forest
  • Animals in the forest
  • Transition to new settings/reception
  • Summer Trip (Visit to the Museum of Early Childhood)

St Georges Day, V E Day, Ramadan, Shavuot (Pentecost), Wesak (Buddha Day), Queens Birthday, Fathers Day, Eid el-Fittr, Group photographs,


  • Our favourite sports
  • Playing different sports
  • Looking at Celebrities who play our favourite sports
  • Pre-school Sports Day

Visit to the Cinema/Theatre

Summer party,

  • Parents Evening










Parental involvement Parent/s and Staff MeetingParent Key-person meetingsPlayReview suggestions book Parents and Staff MeetingParent Key-person meetingsReview suggestions book Parent/s and Staff MeetingParent and Key-person meetingsKey-person reportsReview suggestions book
Management team AGMReview asset register and inventoryInterim reviews Review planning scheduleInterim reviews Introduce planned changes to planningReview policiesFull reviews
Staff team Staff MeetingParent key-person meetingsInterim reviews Staff MeetingParent Key-person meetings (Staff Feedback)Interim reviews Parent Key-person meetings (Staff Feedback)Key person reports (Staff Feedback)Full reviews
Committee MeetingNew committee formsFundraising plan Review policies