We are the Outstanding Owls and we try our best in everything we do!
Our class teacher is Mrs Murfitt and Miss Allwood is our teaching assistant
Our topic this half term is called 'Amazing Me'. As part of this topic we are going to learn about ourselves, the members of our family and our community We will learn about where we live and name familiar local places. We will go for a walk in our local environment and will learn about the seasons.
Please note that our learning is also guided by the child's interests, so we may not always stick to plan! We have a busy, fun filled learning adventure ahead!
Over the term we will be covering all of the seven Foundation Stage Areas of learning.
Communication and Language
This term, and throughout the year, there will be a huge focus on communication and language. We will be sharing lots of wonderful books together, both fiction and non-fiction, to practice our listening, comprehension, and questioning skills. We will sing along with nursery rhymes, enjoy imaginary play in continuous provision, and share our own knowledge and experiences with our peers.
This term we will be practicing a variety of skills, for example mark making, threading and cutting, to develop our fine motor skills.
We will also take part in a weekly PE lesson to develop our gross motor skills, including balancing, coordination and travelling in different ways.
We will be working with coach Mr Saleh and develop our ball skills.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
We will continue to think about our actions and how to be good friends to everyone in the class. We will think about what actions are good and which actions we need to improve on. We will begin to think about our feelings and try to understand how we are feeling, and how we might make another person feel. We will also learn all about our Golden Rules and how to follow them inside and outside.
We will focus on aspects of our every day life, such as getting dressed, our oral hygiene and hygiene in general.
We will also learn about the cultures and beliefs of others.
This term we will be developing a love of reading, sharing stories every day and understanding the fundamentals of a book. We will look at these in depth, joining in with the repeated refrains. We will continue on our reading adventure, identifying tricky words and developing our segmenting skills and blending skills.
We will read a wide range of fiction and non fiction books and develop our love of reading.
We will continue to learn the phase 2 sounds and tricky words following the Super Sonic Phonic scheme
Our learning could be led by the children's interests, which means that some of our topics could change.
We will practise our counting skills through our ‘Cool Count’, which includes counting forwards from 0-20, and backwards from 10-0. We will also work on recognising numbers. We will be looking closely at numbers 1-10 and how they can be represented, compared and created. We will also be learning all about positional language. We will look at one more and one less than a number.
We will learn about capacity, mass and size. We will also continue to explore, identify and create patterns in our provision.
Understanding of the World
In the Autumn term, we will learn about who they are , who is special to them.They will talk about their family and members of their community. They will talk about their local environment and name local places. We will discover the need to care for and respect the natural environment.
In addition to this, we are going to learn about the celebration of Harvest and Christmas learn why it is an important celebration for Christians. They will also learn about the Hindu celebration of Divali.
In our Nature Detectives sessions, we will continue to look at the world around us and how it changes as the seasons change. We will learn about Autumn and Winter and look for signs of it around us.
Expressive and Creative Development
We have lots of exciting, educational adventures planned throughout the year!
Over the term, we will be using lots of different techniques to create exciting, endless possibilities of creations. We will explore colour and experiment with colour mixing, understanding the colour wheel and how to create our own colours using only primary. We will practice drawing and creating shapes with multiple outlets.
We will also share lots of songs and nursery rhymes, learning how to move rhythmically and also create our own stories using our imaginations.
As you can see, we have a busy term ahead of us in Owls. 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.
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