PRIME AREAS OF LEARNING
Personal, Social And Emotional
This half term we will be supporting the children to play co-operatively and taking turns with others. We will teach them take account of one another's ideas about how to organise their activity.
We will work on developing children’s 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, talk about their ideas, and choose the resources they need for their chosen activities.
Children will be taught to talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others' behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules.
Communication And Language
Children will be encouraged listen attentively in a range of situations including; listening to stories, accurately anticipating key events and responding to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They will be supported to give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately.
Children will be motivated to follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They will answer 'how' and 'why' questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.
Children will be given opportunities to express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners' needs. They will be prompted when needed to use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.
Through the PE themes of dance and games the children will show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They will move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They will be taught to handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
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 how to read and understand simple sentences. They will use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. Children will also be encouraged to read some common irregular words. When reading children will demonstrate understanding about what they have read.
In writing children will be taught to use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They will also learn to write some irregular common words. Children will be encouraged write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.
Children will master counting reliably with numbers from one to 20, placing them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, the children will be taught to add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They will begin solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
The children will be taught to use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They will be given opportunities to explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.
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. They know and understand that other children don't always enjoy the same things, and will be taught how to be sensitive to this. The children will know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions. Children will be taught about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. The children will make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
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 IPad to take photographs or research things.
Expressive Arts And Design
Children will be taught new songs, 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.