We have lots of fun and work very hard.
Mrs Bower is the Class Teacher and Miss Mitchell and Miss Allwood are the Teaching Assistants.
Our Spring term topics are...
What is cold?
How do people celebrate?
During the first half term we will be sharing the stories ‘One Snowy Night’, ‘Lost and Found’ and ‘The Polar Bear and the Snow Cloud’ and will also be reading non-fiction texts to learn about polar areas. We will be talking about different feelings and linking this to each story we read. We will also be learning about Chinese New Year. During the second half term we will be learning about Holi, St Patrick’s day, Hindu New Year and Easter. We will be comparing how people celebrate special times, and how we are the same and how we are different.
Throughout the term we will be covering all of the seven Foundation Stage Areas of learning.
Communication and Language
This term we will be talking about our own and others feelings and sharing ideas about the things that we learn. We will share stories and be add actions and signs to them, and retell them in different ways. We will be recording our ideas and will share our ideas with others.
We will use lots of resources to improve our fine motor control: such as cutting, threading, using tweezers and using malleable materials. We will use our outside area and will think about how to be safe when we are playing. We will use the hall to move in a variety of ways and directions finding spaces and avoiding obstacles. We will develop our skills in kicking and throwing balls.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
We will be thinking about our feelings and the feelings of others. We will look at similarities and differences between ourselves, our friends, and people from a range of cultures. We will reinforce the golden rules and the children will be working hard to follow the rules as a class. We will be following Circle time activities to encourage us to solve problems and talk about different experiences and feelings with our friends.
We will share lots of stories, talking about the events and characters and retell the story using props. Children will have many opportunities to write for a range of purposes including writing facts, speech bubbles and lists. We will be reading together during shared carpet sessions and individually. We will also share lots of different non-fiction texts. We will also sing lots of rhymes, think about different sounds we can make with our voices and start to think about the sounds and letters in words during our phonics sessions.
This term we will be comparing sets of objects talking about which has more or less. We will be reciting numbers in order and practising count out sets of objects. We will also continue to practise recognising numbers. We will think about the names and properties of 2d shapes and use them purposefully. We will also use mathematical vocabulary to compare the sizes of objects.
Understanding of the World
In the first part of the term we will be talking about the changes we can see in our environment in the winter. We will be looking at snow and ice and we will be learning about the polar animals. We will be learning about how these animals stay warm and where they live. We will also be looking at Chinese New Year and how this is celebrated. In the second part of the term we will be continuing to learn about how people celebrate. We will be learning about St. Patrick’s Day, Holi Festival, Hindu New Year and Easter.
Expressive and Creative Development
Throughout this term we will be taking on the roles of different story characters and using our experiences to engage in role play. We will explore different materials as we create as well as experimenting with colour mixing. We will also move in different ways to music.
Thank you for your continued support in your child's learning. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to pop in and speak to a member of the team our door is always open.
Just a Few Reminders.
Your child will need their reading books according to the day their group reads, check the tag attached to their reading folder to find out. Please can you try and read for just a few minutes a day with your child as it does really support your child's learning.
P.E is on a Monday.Please ensure your child is not wearing ear rings on that day.