Communication and Language / Literacy

Long – Term Planning 

Toddler 1 and 2

 To support learning in communication and language / literacy we would like children to have experienced the following stories, songs and rhymes by the end of the year:

 

Stories

Classics

  • We’re going on a bear hunt
  • Walking through the jungle
  • Handa’s surprise
  • Dear zoo
  • Owl babies
  • The tiger who came to tea
  • So much
  • Peace at last
  • Hungry caterpillar
  • Brown bear brown bear

 

Traditional Tales

  • Gingerbread Man
  • 3 bears
  • 3 little pigs
  • 3 billy goats gruff
  • The Enormous Turnip

  

Songs / Rhymes

Traditional Nursery Rhymes

  • Twinkle twinkle
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Hickory dickory dock
  • Incy wincy
  • 2 little dicky birds (change Peter / Paul to children’s names)
  • Grand old duke of York
  • Round and round the garden
  • 1,2,3,4,5,once I caught a fish………

 

Action Songs

  • Hello / name songs / Makaton good morning
  • I’m driving in my car
  • Head shoulders knees and toes
  • Old Macdonald
  • Ms Polly / Mr Jolly
  • Sleeping bunnies
  • Row your boat
  • If you’re happy and you know it
  • I am the music man
  • Turtle song
  • Row your boat
  • Wheels on the bus
  • Incy Wincy
  • Dingle dangle scarecrow
  • The forest is deep, the forest is wide / the garden is deep the garden is wide…

 

Number Rhymes

  • 5 little kangeroos
  • 5 little monkeys
  • 5 little speckled frogs
  • 5 currant buns
  • 5 little ducks
  • 5 little firefighters
  • 5 little monkeys / crocodile
  • 5 little men
  • 5 little teddies sitting on a wall
  • 1 little elephant balancing

 

Circle Song Games

  • Hokey cokey
  • Ring a ring o’ roses
  • Here we go round the mulberry bush
  • Up and down (scrunchie)
  • 1 little teddy bouncing up and down (lycra)