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Tiger Cubs, Foundation Stage 1

Curriculum Statement

Sunshine and Sunflowers

Welcome back Tiger Cubs!!!


Your teachers will be Mrs Burgin, Miss Highton and Mrs Hitchens

Our next topic is called…


‘Sunshine and Sunflowers’


In the Sunshine and Sunflowers project your child will explore their local environment and see how it has changed throughout the year. They will grow flowers, fruit and vegetables in the garden area. They will learn how to care for plants and animals, identifying some different types. They will take part in outdoor learning activities and find out how to stay safe in the sun.

Supporting your child at home

  • Grow some quick growing plants together, such as salad leaves, radishes or cress.

  • Plan and go on a picnic.

  • Go on a local walk and talk about the changes that have happened to living things throughout the year.

  • Share and discuss the Did you know? resource.

As Foundation Stage 1 we will be singing lots of songs daily, especially nursery rhymes as this helps with our speech, sounds and awareness of rhyme and rhythm.


We will explore early counting with simple number songs and games.


We will enjoy all kinds of stories linked to our topic or simply ones that we like.


But most of all we will learn to play and learn together, build good friendships, begin to understand what makes us and others happy or sad, and work together to create a safe, happy and nurturing environment for us all.


Don’t forget to look out for photos we put on your child’s Dojo and please share experiences from home on there too.  We love learning about the things the children enjoy out of school.

Sunshine and Sunflowers Did you know?

Useful websites-

CBeebies – Get in the garden with CBeebies!

CBeebies – Grow together at home!

CBeebies – CBeebies Radio Gardener podcast

CBeebies – Minibeast Spotter Natural History Museum – How to make a simple butterfly feeder

Butterfly: A Life – National Geographic


Recommended books-

RSPB My First Book of Garden Bugs Mike Unwin 

RHS How Does a Butterfly Grow? DK

RHS I Can Grow a Sunflower DK 

Errol’s Garden Gillian Hibbs 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle 

My Butterfly Bouquet Nicola Davies 


EYFS Early Adopter Information for Parents

Class photos