Welcome to Little Owls reception class
Our Teachers are Mrs. Pearce and Miss Fields
There are seven areas of learning that are covered in the early years. These are developed through structured and free play. Our setting provides continuous provision both indoors and outdoors (subject to severe weather conditions) to enable children to; explore, play, develop relationships and make connections in their learning.
The seven areas of learning are:
3 Prime Areas of learning which underpin all other learning areas:
· Personal, Social and Emotional Development
· Communication and Language
· Physical Development
4 Specific Areas, which include essential skills and knowledge:
· Understanding the World
· Expressive Arts and Design
We have a wide variety of themes this year which are interwoven with the children’s needs and interests.
This year we will begin our themes with traditional stories and Songs. We will be singing many familiar songs and rhymes as well as learning lots of new songs and rhymes that children to remember their learning. We will be trying to master learning the order of the days of the week and months of the year this half term.
The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is centred around key principles which include playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically. You can support your child if you make time every day to do some of the following things:
· Share stories, books, rhymes and songs.
· Talk about numbers, colours, shapes, words and letters in the environment.
· Be creative with your child and make things which involve cutting and sticking. Supporting them to hold tools correctly e.g. scissors and pencil.
· Cook or bake together- talking about the ingredients and the changes that happen when baking.
· Plant seeds or bulbs in pot or garden patch
· Use the weather – shadows, rain, puddles, snow, wind, mist, sun – to extend your child's vocabulary
· Explore a parks and other natural areas in the community in all seasons
· Help your child to learn their phonics sounds and tricky words.
· Talk to your child at every opportunity and listen to their responses, try to question them to extent their thinking.