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Address: Killinghall Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD3 7JF
Phone: 01274 771166
Fax: 01274 771167
Email: office@killinghall.bradford.sch.uk
Please address all enquiries to Judith Thompson

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

At Killinghall, we follow the Development Matters curriculum which covers the following areas:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behavior

Communication and Language:

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

Physical Development:

  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care


  • Reading
  • Writing


  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure

Understanding the world:

  • People and communities
  • The world
  • Technology

Expressive arts and design:

  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative

For more information about Development Matters, please click here.

BrightStart & Nursery long term planning overview 2015-17

BrightStart and Nursery focus on the same main theme and topic each year on a 2 year cycle as the children share the environment, resources and activities most of the time. The staff also respond to children's specific interests on a weekly basis by introducing new resources or planning specific activities. This planning is flexible and may change.

Colour Key:
1ST Year
2ND Year

Term Theme/ Topic Seasonal theme / Festival / Celebration
AUTUMN 1 Settling in to nursery
Owl babies
Late Summer
AUTUMN 2 Autumn
The Woods
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Little Red Riding Hood
Bonfire Night
Christmas / Nativity
SPRING 1 Winter
Snowy Landscapes
The Snowman
New Year Promises
Chinese New Year
Valentines Day
SPRING 2 The Gingerbread Man
Nursery Rhymes
The Sandwich that Max Made
Pancake Day
World Book Day
Mothers Day
Kirkstall Abbey Museum
SUMMER 1 Growth
The Story of the little Red Hen
Jack and the beanstalk
Planting Seeds
SUMMER 2 Mini-Beasts
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Handa's Surprise
Picnics / Park
Treasure Bags
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