Autumn Term 1:
Communication and Language – Developing speaking and listening skills, learning new words and speaking in sentences.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Learn the rules and routines in the setting, follow simple instructions, develop our independence, make new friendships and learn to talk about our feelings.
Physical development – In P.E we are focussing on warm up games and learning how our bodies can move in different ways. We are developing our fine motor skills too through using paintbrushes, tweezers, pencils, scissors and cutlery etc.
Literacy – We are using a familiar text, Goldilocks and the three bears to create exciting hooks and real life experiences. We will be following a recipe to make porridge, discussing and planning how to find Goldilocks after she has visited our school to cause drama and have a visit from a police officer. In Phonics we are learning the letter sounds s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c, k, ck and e, recognising initial sounds, blending and segmenting VC and CVC words and developing our letter formation. In writing, we are learning how to write initial sounds, VC and CVC words and our own names using the correct letter formation.
Mathematics – We are learning how to match, sort, count, sequence and explore patterns.
Understanding the World – We will be sharing information about our families and our likes and dislikes. We are learning about the seasons and exploring the natural world, encouraging children to explore the natural world out of school too.
Expressive Arts and Design – We are learning how to draw pictures using enclosed lines and adding detail to show emotions. We are also developing our creative skills through exploring paint and learning how to follow a painting routine and mix colours. We will be using various tools and resources to explore malleable materials and create masterpieces with junk modelling resources.
Coming up in Autumn Term 2:
Communication and Language – Developing speaking and listening skills, learning new words and more ‘WOW’ ambitious words and speaking in sentences.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Continuing to embed and follow the school’s rules and routines, follow simple instructions, further develop our independence, continue to make friendships in order to be respectful and treat others with respect and to understand and talk about our feelings. We will also take a trip out to the post box to learn about how to be a safe pedestrian.
Physical development – In P.E we are focussing on balancing, running and stopping, changing direction, jumping, hopping and different ways to travel using equipment. We are developing our fine motor skills too to support with using scissor, to develop control when drawing on different surfaces and to develop pencil strength to ensure the correct pressure when drawing.
Literacy – We are using various texts, through exciting hooks and real-life experiences to bring alive the theme: Into the Woods! These texts will include ‘Owl babies’, ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and a Non-fiction text based around ‘Woodland Animals’. Moving into December, we will explore ‘The Nativity Story’ and ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’ to start the festivities of Christmas. We will be having a visit from ‘The Yorkshire Owl Company’ and sending our very own letters to Santa!
In Phonics we are learning the letter sounds u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, le, ss, j, v and w, recognising initial sounds, blending and segmenting VC and CVC words and developing our letter formation. In writing, we are learning how to write initial sounds, VC and CVC words, using these to form simple sentences and our own names using the correct letter formation.
Mathematics – We are learning the composition of numbers, 2D shape, positional language and counting and ordering.
Understanding the World – We will be sharing our likes and dislikes of food as well as understanding the importance of a health diet. We will learn about the weather in autumn and what to wear in different weathers. We will explore some environments different to our own and talk about our likes and dislikes of these as well as the importance of recycling
Expressive Arts and Design – Use and refine a knowledge of colour mixing using poster / powder paints to create desired colours for a purpose. Hold a paintbrush correctly and paint with control. Explore and develop confidence in using pva, glue sticks, sellotape and masking tape to join materials.
We will celebrate Remembrance Day, Diwali as well as performing our own Nativity display to celebrate Christmas with our families
These are just some of the experiences that will take place this half term. All of your child’s learning will be shared via our online learning journey Evidence Me, please check this regularly to receive frequent updates on your child’s learning!