We are the happy, helpful Hedgehogs and we try our best in everything we do! Our class teacher is Miss Smith and our teaching assistants are Miss Fox and Miss Burton.
Miss Smith Miss Fox Miss Burton
Our topics this Autumn term are:
The World Around Me
During the first half term we will be learning about different animals, including hedgehogs, and we will support the children to become more confident in their new classroom environment. We will also be sharing lots of different stories and talking about our likes and dislikes. In the second half term we will be learning about and exploring different celebrations around the world. We will be sharing our own experiences and will begin to tell our own stories.
Over the term we will be covering all of the seven Foundation Stage Areas of learning.
Communication and Language
We will rehearse and speak in front of others, listen to others' ideas and share our own knowledge and ideas with our peers and our families. We will also be telling our own stories and acting them out.
This term we will be practicing a variety of skills, for example threading and cutting, to develop our fine motor skills. We will also take part in weekly PE lessons to develop our gross motor skills, including balancing, coordination and travelling in different ways.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
We will be supporting the children to become more confident in their new learning environment and will encourage children to share their own ideas with their peers and their families. We will be exploring what it means to be a good friend and use 'The Colour Monster' story to begin to identify our own emotions. We will also learn about the cultures and beliefs of others.
We will be looking in depth at our shared stories and will practise joining in with the repeated refrains in the books. We will predict the endings to the stories and begin to identify the front cover and its features. We will also be using a variety of materials to practise making marks and give meaning to them. Some of the stories we will be sharing this term are: A House for Hedgehog, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, The Cave and The Gingerbread Man.
We will practise our counting skills through our ‘Cool Count’, which includes counting forwards and recognising numbers. We will be practising making sets and making comparisons between two groups of objects, saying which group has more or less. We will be participating in shape, space and measures activities, including using 2D shapes to make pictures and using scales to weigh objects.
Understanding the World
In the first part of the term, we will be learning about animals and our environment, thinking about how we can look after them, and we will begin to observe some of the changes that happen in the environment over Autumn. In the second half term, we will be learning about different festivals and celebrations, including Halloween, Diwali and Christmas, and we will be exploring how they are celebrated around the world.
Expressive and Creative Development
Over the term, we will be using a variety of techniques and equipment to make different models and pictures. We will be learning about colours and begin to explore the effects of mixing colours together. We will also be creating our own stories and acting them out with our peers.
As you can see, we have a busy term ahead of us in Hedgehogs. Thank you very much for all of your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any member of the Foundation Stage team. Please regularly check your child's Tapestry account to keep up to date with their learning and to share what they have been doing at home with us too.
Thank you for your help and support!
If you need any support or would like to ask any questions, please speak to me at the door or contact me at:
P.E. is every Tuesday. Please make sure that your child has any jewellery taken off.
Please send your child to school with a bottle of water each day.
Please can children bring book bags to school everyday.
Apps you can download:
2Create a Story (2CAS)