This half term we are learning about....
Here is some of the work we have been doing on Diwali and Fireworks..
On Monday the 17th of November we had a policeman come into school to talk about what he does. We also got to have a ride around the playground in the police riot van! On Wednesday the 19th of November we had a fireman come into school to talk about his job role. We all tried on his helmet.
Here is some of the work we have been doing on Light and Dark.
Last half term we learnt about......
Here is some work we completed on our topic of 'Homes and Houses'...
Have a look at some of the other things we have been busy doing so far...
Medium Term Planning
Autumn Term 1
Autumn Term 2
The Seven Areas of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
During the first term of school we are spending lots of time thinking about class rules and the school's golden rules. We are all learning how to look after the classroom and share the resources with other children. We are also learning to self-register when we come in in the mornings. For our topic, we are thinking about our own home and how it might be different from our friends'.
We have all settled into school well and have made lots of new friends!
We will be doing PE on a Monday each week, as well as having lots of physical activities inside and outside our classroom. During PE we will be learning to change independently, keeping healthy with exercise,learn about how our body changes during exercise and moving in a range of different ways, e.g. hopping, skipping, jumping.
In the outside area we will be taking part in physical activities every day, such as learning to throw and catch balls, peddle and steer the bikes, use the climbing frame safely and build houses out of construction toys.
Communication and Language
We have been learning to speak in front of our peers and listen to other people speaking too. We will be taking part in 'Big Talk' each week where we have to talk about a particular topic.
We have now started phase 2 Letters and Sounds. We have been learning what sounds the letters make and what they are called. We have also been learning to blend sounds to read words and learn to read tricky words! We are currently learning to write labels for the people who live in our homes.
Expressive Arts and Design
We all painted our self-portraits to make a display for the classroom. We have just finished painting some houses which will be on display in the hall. We enjoy making music using a variety of musical instruments inside and outside.
We are currently learning to recognise numbers up to 20 and beyond. We are also learning to order numbers. We have started to explore Numicon and will continue this throughout the term.
Understanding the World
Our topic this term is 'Homes and houses'. We have already started to think about our own homes and how they might differ from homes of other people. We will be investigating the properties of a range of materials, especially those used in the building of houses.