PRIME AREAS OF LEARNING
Personal, Social And Emotional
This half term we will be supporting the children in developing their confidence to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. We will encourage them to be confident to speak in a familiar group about their families and experiences, talk about their ideas, and choose the resources they need for their chosen activities.
Communication And Language
Children will be encouraged to communicate thoughts, ideas and feelings and to build relationships with adults and peers. the children will be encouraged to listen attentively in a range of situations including; listening to stories, joining in with rhymes and repeated refrains in stories.
The children will be given opportunities to express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners' needs. They will be prompted when needed to begin to use past, present and future forms when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.
Through our wiggle and giggle sessions the children will begin to show good control and co-ordination in gross movements. They will move confidently in a range of ways, and begin to safely negotiate space. They will be taught to handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing, brushes for painting and scissors for cutting.
The children will be taught importance of exercise and a healthy diet for good health and be able to talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They will be encouraged to manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.
SPECIFIC AREAS OF LEARNING
Children will continue to be taught rhymes and songs. They will be encouraged to hear the initial sounds in names of each other. the children will also be learning some rhyming words through certain songs e.g. A hunting we will go!
In writing children will be encouraged to make marks and to give meaning to the marks they have made.
Children will master counting by rote reliably with numbers from one to 20, recognising numbers to ten and placing them in order and begin say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, the children will be taught to correspond to five. The children will also be taught simple subtraction through songs e.g. 5 little ducks, 5 currant buns etc, counting back from five. We will also learn how to count out up to four objects from a larger selection.
The children will be taught to use everyday language to talk about size, and position.
The children will be taught everyday shapes and looking for shapes in everyday objects.
Understanding The World
Children will be given the opportunities to talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.
Children will recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They will select and use technology for particular purpose e.g smart screen for mark making.
Expressive Arts And Design
Children will be taught new songs and rhymes, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing sounds and movement. They will be taught to safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design and texture.
Children will be encouraged to use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.