Bonding School’s monthly timetable themes

Subject to change: These may change due to children’s interests, weather and unforeseen circumstances. Any cultural festival or educational event may overtake our initial timetabled plans, which we will try to incorporate into our monthly themes. This is in line with our British Values.

January - All About Me!

This theme helps children to realise that every person is unique and special; every child’s thoughts and ideas are important and no one person is more or less important than another!

Week 1

Arts & Crafts – Personal photo timelines

Food Tec – Ginger Bread Men

Trip – The Museum of the World – An interactive experience through time

Gardening – (Discussion) Look at Gardening timeline

Maths – What’s the time? (Game)

Handwriting – Timeline handwriting sheet

Week 2

Arts & Crafts – Class Cook Book

Food Tec – Prepare a cultural dish – Mini boiled dumplings Ackee & Salt fish OR Red Red and fried Plantain

Trip – Jamie’s Kitchen OR Spice Village where we can see the food being prepared

Gardening – Have a look at fresh herbs that are grown in the garden such as mint, thyme, parsley

Maths – Shopping Game

Handwriting – Recipe handwriting sheet

Week 3

Arts & Crafts – Create a family tree paint branches and use green tissue paper for leaves

Food Tec – Cupcake Decorating Create a family tree using cupcakes, icing and treats

Trip – Crystal Palace ParkSpot the various trees

Gardening – Let’s plant a little tree

Maths – Count, how many members are in my immediate family?

Handwriting – Family handwriting sheet

Week 4

Arts & Crafts – All About Me Book (Image, Birthday, Favourite Activities, Favourite colour fingerprints, height and weight).

Food Tec – Portrait Cookies – My face (Bake and decorate cookies with faces)

Trip – Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Gardening – I can take care of my own little plant – Plant a pot to take home and watch grow

Maths – Provide items in small and large sizes and then provide 2 boxes one that says Big and one that says SMALL.

Handwriting – My Name Handwriting Sheet

February - Healthy Me!

This theme helps children to develop positive habits and skills that will last a lifetime

Week 1

Arts & Crafts – Paper Bags and Magazines – Decorate your bag and cut out or pick healthy items for your packed lunch

Food Tec – Prepare your own lunch using a variety of pre – prepared/cooked ingredients on the lunch table

Trip – Visit to the local dentist to discuss Dental Hygiene/British Dental Association Museum

Gardening – Look at a mint plant, taste it and discuss all of it’s uses (mint tea, seasoning, toothpaste, gum, candy)

Maths – Take a picture of your mouth wide open and let’s count how many teeth you have

Handwriting – Healthy Handwriting Sheet

Week 2

Arts & Crafts – Create your own Valentines Cards

Food Tec – Decorate your own love themed cupcakes and gift box them for your parents

Trip – VUE or Odeon Cinema Date

Gardening – Plant a rose bush

Maths – We all have 1 heart; Count how many times your heart beats in one minute

Handwriting – Love Handwriting Sheet

Week 3

Arts & Crafts – Glitter Germs Experiment – Show each other how germs can spread when you don’t wash your hands – create a I must wash my hands glitter poster

Food Tec – Bake Brown Bread

Trip – Florence Nightingale Museum

Gardening – Plant Care in the garden

Maths – What are the 3 main types of Bacteria and their shapes? Investigate

Handwriting – Bacteria Handwriting Sheet

Week 4

Arts & Crafts – Decorate a skeleton picture and whilst discussing the various parts of our bodies

Food Tec – Create your own fruit cocktails using a variety of fruit on the table

Trip – Pre – School Yoga Class

Gardening – Look at and discuss some fruit plants & plant care in the garden

Maths – Let’s discuss and count how many Fruit & Veg we should have in a day

Handwriting – Exercise Handwriting Sheet

March - The five senses

Babies learn about the world around them strictly through their senses. As pre – schoolers, children have the comprehension, vocabulary and ability to learn even more through their senses.

Week 1 SIGHT

Arts & Crafts – Draw a picture of your eyes or colour in an eye picture

Food Tec – Yogurt Shakes (Try different flavours and colours)

Trip – Sightseeing Bus Tour

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – How many coloured objects can you find in the main room? Categorized into groups

Handwriting – Sight Handwriting Sheet

Week 2 SMELL

Arts & Crafts – Create Discovery bags

Food Tec – Create your own personal Pizza Discuss tastes and smells

Trip – Pick your own fruit & veg farm

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – Count, we have 1 nose and how many nostrils?

Handwriting – Smell Handwriting Sheets

Week 3 TOUCH

Arts & Crafts – Create your own t – shirt using different fabrics and materials

Food Tec – Chocolate Cornflakes

Trip – Fabric & Haberdashery Shop

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – Count, how many fingers and hands do you have?

Handwriting – Touch Handwriting Sheet

Week 4 HEARING & TASTE

Arts & Crafts – Create your own musical toys to perform an Easter song together

Food Tec – Hot Cross Buns & Cheese

Trip – The Musical Museum

Gardening – Gift wrap single daffodils to take home

Maths – Easter Egg Hunt – How many eggs can you find?

Handwriting – Easter handwriting sheet

April - The Environment

Educating children on the importance of recycling

Week 1

Arts & Crafts – HOLIDAY

Food Tec – HOLIDAY

Trip – HOLIDAY

Gardening – HOLIDAY

Maths – HOLIDAY

Handwriting – HOLIDAY

Week 2

Arts & Crafts – HOLIDAY

Food Tec – HOLIDAY

Trip – HOLIDAY

Gardening – HOLIDAY

Maths – HOLIDAY

Handwriting – HOLIDAY

Week 3

Arts & Crafts – Recycling posters

Food Tec – Chicken and veg casserole pie made from leftovers of Roast dinner

Trip – Take unused toys and clothes to local charity shops

Gardening – Use Costa disposable coffee cups to grow Cress and Basil

Maths – Count and identify how many recycling boxes we have and discuss their uses

Handwriting – Recycling handwriting sheet

Week 4

Arts & Crafts – Environment Posters

Food Tec – Jelly Pots

Trip – Take unused toys and clothes to the local charity shops

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – How many musical instruments do we have in our Music Box?

Handwriting – Hearing & Taste Handwriting Sheet

May - Seasons

Week 1 (Spring) Wind starts September 1st and ends November 30th

Arts & Crafts – Van Gogh’s Sunflowers – recreate your own Sunflower paintings

Food Tec – Sunshine muffins

Trip – Battersea Park

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – Umbrella number matching

Handwriting – Spring handwriting sheet

Week 2 (Summer) Sun starts December 1st and ends Feb 28th (Feb 29th in a Leap Year)

Arts & Crafts – Lemonade art with lemons and paint

Food Tec – Home made popsicles

Trip – Local Beach

Gardening – General Garden Care

Maths – Sea Shell Sorting

Handwriting – Summer/Sun handwriting sheet

Week 3 (Autumn) Rain starts March 1st and ends May 31st

Arts & Crafts – Make Glittery Pine cones

Food Tec – Apple Salad

Trip – Kite Flying at Crystal Palace Park

Gardening – General garden care

Maths –

Handwriting – Autumn/Rain handwriting sheets

Week 4 (Winter) Ice/Snow Starts June 1st and ends August 31st

Arts & Crafts – Cotton wool snow pictures

Food Tec – Snow men biscuits

Trip – Disney On Ice

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – How many Snowflakes can you see?

Handwriting – Winter/Ice/Snow handwriting sheets

June - Community Helpers

Teaches children about the many groups of people who can help in our neighbourhoods

Week 1 Fire-fighters and Police Officers

Arts & Crafts – Fire Painting

Food Tec – Fire Truck Cookies

Trip – Visit to a local Fire station

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – Hat and boot match

Handwriting – Fire fighters/Police Officers handwriting sheet

Week 2 Doctors, Nurses and Ambulance Drivers

Arts & Crafts – Make a stethoscope

Food Tec – Hospital Meals – Cheese & Tomato Sandwiches & Lemon Water

Trip – Trip to local Doctors Surgery

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – Count how many sick people can you see in the room?

Handwriting – Doctors/nurses/ambulance drivers handwriting sheet

Week 3 Teachers & Librarians

Arts & Crafts – Teacher Portrait

Food Tec – Make a book out of a sandwich

Trip – Local Library

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – Number match in a tray of rice

Handwriting – Teachers/librarian handwriting sheet

Week 4 Grocers, Builders, Hairdressers

Arts & Crafts – Food Collage

Food Tec – Veggies & Dip

Trip – Small grocery store (Peckham market)

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – Coin sorting

Handwriting – Grocery handwriting sheet

 

July - Transportation

Week 1 Trains

Arts & Crafts – Egg carton trains

Food Tec – Chocolate moulded trains

Trip – Local train depot

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – Photo Study – How many trains on the track

Handwriting – Train handwriting sheet

Week 2 Cars

Arts & Crafts – Paper Mache Car wheel

Food Tec – Car shaped biscuits

Trip – Local car wash

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – Count the cars in the neighbourhood

Handwriting – Car handwriting sheet

Week 3 Aeroplanes

Arts & Crafts – Paper aeroplanes

Food Tec – Aeroplane shaped biscuits

Trip – Heathrow Airport

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – Count the number of aeroplanes that you can see in the sky in 15 minutes

Handwriting – Aeroplane handwriting sheet

Week 4 Boats

Arts & Crafts – HOLIDAY

Food Tec – HOLIDAY

Trip – HOLIDAY

Gardening – HOLIDAY

Maths – HOLIDAY

Handwriting – HOLIDAY

August - Back to School

Week 1

Arts & Crafts – HOLIDAY

Food Tec – HOLIDAY

Trip – HOLIDAY

Gardening – HOLIDAY

Maths – HOLIDAY

Handwriting – HOLIDAY

Week 2

Arts & Crafts – HOLIDAY

Food Tec – HOLIDAY

Trip – HOLIDAY

Gardening – HOLIDAY

Maths – HOLIDAY

Handwriting – HOLIDAY

Week 3

Arts & Crafts – An apple to take home Art & Poem

Food Tec – Fruit Smoothies

Trip – Ikea to buy some new home furnishings

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – Counting & Sorting

Handwriting – Back/To/School handwriting sheet

Week 4

Arts & Crafts – Chalk and water pictures

Food Tec – Cheesy puffs

Trip – Bubblegum School Uniform Shop

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – Count the number of items of uniform that you are wearing

Handwriting – Back/To/School handwriting sheet

September - The Farm

Week 1 The Animals

Arts & Crafts – Yarn Collages

Food Tec – Chicken & Leek Pie

Trip – Surrey Docks Farm

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – Study Photo – How many different animals are at the farm?

Handwriting – Animal handwriting sheets

Week 2 The farmers

Arts & Crafts – Decorate a pair of Wellington Boots

Food Tec – Fruit Salad

Trip – Mud Chute Farm

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – How many Wellington Boots make a Pair?

Handwriting – Fruit handwriting sheet

Week 3 Food from the farm

Arts & Crafts – Corn on the cob painting

Food Tec – Friendship Soup

Trip – Franklins Farm Shop

Gardening – General Garden Care

Maths – How many different ingredients did you use to make friendship soup?

Handwriting – Food handwriting sheet

Week 4 Life on the farm

Arts & Crafts – Pre – cut muddy pigs

Food Tec – Bread

Trip – Vauxhall City Farm

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – Study Photo – How many different homes are there on the farm?

Handwriting – Life handwriting sheet

October - Black History Month

Celebrating and learning together about the accomplishments of so many African – Americans

Week 1 Benjamin Banneker Invented many things including the first clock and the first farmer’s Almanac

Arts & Crafts – Colour in pictures of Benjamin Banneker

Food Tec – Bun & Cheese

Trip – Class Photo. Westow Park

Gardening – Grow plants starting with seeds and chart their growth via journals, pictures and drawings

Maths – Time Game

Handwriting – Time Handwriting sheet

Week 2 Sarah Boone Invented the ironing board & George Sampson Invented the Clothes dryer

Arts & Crafts – Colour in pictures of Sarah Boone and George Sampson

Food Tec – Eat foods that make your white t – shirt messy, stained and dirty

Trip – African Story Telling and Singing by Sheila Attah

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – Count how many pieces of clothes there are on the washing line

Handwriting – Cleaning handwriting sheet

Week 3 Rosa Parks Stood up against legally enforced segregation “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement”

Arts & Crafts – Colour in sheets of Rosa Parks

Food Tec – Make bus shaped biscuits and decorate them

Trip – Museum Of London

London, Sugar & Slavery

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – Study Photo – Count the differences between the people on the bus

Handwriting – Bus handwriting sheet

Week 4 Sarah “Madame” Walker Inventor of the pressing comb

Arts & Crafts – Decorate your own grooming box

Food Tec – Caribbean Jamaican patties

Trip – Dutchie (Caribbean Restaurant)

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – How many combs are there in the box?

Handwriting – Comb handwriting sheet

November - Fairytales

Week 1 Little Red Riding Hood

Arts & Crafts – Using pre – cut pics, create a healthy food basket for grandma

Food Tec – Create your own healthy food basket using items on the lunch table

Trip – Epping Forest

Gardening – General garden care

Maths – How many apples in the basket

Handwriting – Fairytale handwriting sheet

Week 2 Goldilocks & The Three Bears

Arts & Crafts – Goldilocks & the three bears masks

Food Tec – Porridge

Trip – Teddy Bears Picnic at Westow Park

Gardening – General Garden care

Maths – How many bears are there?

Handwriting – Fairytale handwriting sheet

Week 3 Jack and the beanstalk

Arts & Crafts – Bean mosaic

Food Tec – Bean Curry

Trip – Theatre

Gardening – General Garden Care

Maths – Bean Counting

Handwriting – Fairytale handwriting sheet

Week 4 Three Billy Goats Gruff

Arts & Crafts – Troll masks

Food Tec – Mini goat’s biscuits

Trip – Theatre

Gardening – General garden Care

Maths – Playdough Trolls

Handwriting – Fairy – tale handwriting sheet

December - Christmas

Week 1

Arts & Crafts – Christmas Cards

Food Tec – Chocolate logs

Trip – Polka Theatre

Gardening – Shop for a Christmas Tree

Maths – Count How many logs can you see on the Christmas Card?

Handwriting – Festive Handwriting Sheet

Week 2

Arts & Crafts – Christmas Frames

Food Tec – Mince Pies

Trip – Winter Wonderland

Gardening – Plant care in the garden

Maths – Look How many gnomes in the garden?

Handwriting – Christmas Handwriting Sheet

Week 3

Arts & Crafts – HOLIDAY

Food Tec – HOLIDAY

Trip – HOLIDAY

Gardening – HOLIDAY

Maths – HOLIDAY

Handwriting – HOLIDAY

Week 4

Arts & Crafts – HOLIDAY

Food Tec – HOLIDAY

Trip – HOLIDAY

Gardening – HOLIDAY

Maths – HOLIDAY

Handwriting – HOLIDAY

Local Town/Themed Trip – HOLIDAY

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