Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Introduce Circle Time rules and routines (using family posters)
- Exploring areas of the classroom and outdoor space in key worker groups
- Naming feelings – create ‘Colour Monster’ wall display
- Talking about the things that make us unique
- End of term conferencing / reflection – what have I enjoyed / what do I want to get better at
- Meet and greet with older children – prefects etc – point of contact during playtimes.
Speaking, Listening and Attention
- Learning rules and routines for circle times – discussing posters
- Introduce talk partners
- Recap Phase One phonics – daily listening, rhyming, alliteration, blending and segmenting activities
- Storytelling narratives using own bedrooms.
- Phase 2 phonics
- Learning about lunch time. How to make healthy choices.
- Sing ‘Washing hands’ song
- Daily gross motor activities (bikes, obstacle equipment etc)
- Daily fine motor activities – out for children to access independently.
- Learning how to store / transport and look after class equipment safely.
- Introduction to gymnastics.
- Little Dorrit: Tuesday
- Gargery: Thursday
*(Remember to come to school in your P.E. kit on your P.E. day)
Reading and Writing
- Introducing own journals to keep in tray.
- Discuss favourite books / book day / talking about favourite books.
- Daily rhymes / nursery rhymes / storytelling and reading opportunities.
- Look for print / writing in our environment – environmental print display
- Create a class book based on Brown Bear Brown Bear.
- Listening – Polar Bear Polar Bear.
- Tanka Tanka Skunk – rhythm and pattern.
- Story Scribing based on children’s bedrooms.
- Daily opportunities for counting / counting songs (1-5).
- Introduce Abigail text (counting).
- Introduce Maths Monkey – solving problems.
- Look for numbers in our environment – number hunts / numbers of significant importance.
Understanding the World
- Talking about what makes us special/unique (linked to daily circle times – family poster discussions)
- Talking about religious festivals throughout the year: Islamic New
- Year 12th September, Diwali 7th November, 3rd December
- Hannukah Festival of lights, December Christmas Festivals.
- Use class ICT –IWB, iPads.
- Introduce children to map of the world – where are we from? Trace where children are from and link to map for All About Me display.
- Talk about the seasons – changes in their environment.
- Talk about being an author, an illustrator an artist (link to Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck when making bedrooms).
- Teach ‘Wake up song’ / daily opportunities for songs (during circle times) and nursery rhymes using feely bag (end of day sessions).
- Dough disco- making our own videos.
- Explore sound – playing and making instruments/body percussion/voice sounds (linked to Phase One phonics & Tanka Tanka Skunk).
- Exploring colour mixing using variety of media – paint, powder paint, fabric (making dream catchers).
- Exploring changes in colour – linked to Autumn.
- Explore portraits – each child to create their own.
- Focus on patterns using different colours.
- Each child to use mixed media to make own bedroom.
Reading: Please ensure your child brings their reading book everyday and you read as often as you can with them.
Assemblies and Shows:
The Christmas Nativity – 5th December
- Make sure your child has a spare set of clothes.
- Children must not have laces on their shoes.