Early years

Below you can see the curriculum topics that your child will be learning about throughout the school year. We will update this page every half-term when the new curriculum topics start so keep checking back!

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation Stage team.

Nursery

  • Mrs Stephenson – Bumblebees and Ladybirds
  • Mrs Drinkell – Butterflies
  • Mrs Howard – Crickets and Caterpillars

Reception

  • Mrs Fitzsimmons and Miss McMahon – Blue Class
  • Mr Marriott and Mrs Stephenson – Red Class
  • Miss Payne and Mrs Woodhams – Yellow Class
  • Miss Kinnaird – Across all of F2

Curriculum 2017/2018

Nursery Autumn 2 – Family Celebrations

 

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Welcome back, we hope you have all had an enjoyable half term.  The children have settled really well into the Nursery provision and are forming some positive relationships with both children and staff.  Towards the end of last term it was great to see parents and children using the lending library facility we have provided and we hope that this will continue throughout the year.  On our parent board there are also activity sheets that you can help yourself to, these can be used to support your child’s learning further at home. In addition to this, we will be sending home a book with your child each week with different activities in that you and your child can choose from; these activities relate directly to learning in school and will support your child further.

This term Nursery will be taking part in lots of exciting activities around the topic ‘Family Celebrations’.

During the first week back children will have the opportunity to engage in different Halloween themed activities if they wish to as well as dressing up for the Halloween party on Wed 1st Nov 2017.

On Tuesday 5th Dec 2017 children will be performing Christmas songs to you as part of our Christmas Singing Concert.  We will be asking parents to provide your child with a Christmas outfit and more information will be sent home nearer to the time.

Further learning opportunities for the children this term will include the following:

In Personal, Social and Emotional Development children will learn about how to keep safe on Bonfire Night and the reason why we celebrate Bonfire Night.  We will also be taking part in some Phunky food activities.

In Physical Development children will be encouraged to continue to work on their independence skills, for example, putting on their own coats, hats and gloves.  We will also be continuing with ‘Sticky kids’ and taking part in ‘Brain Gym’.  Children will be continuing to develop their large and fine motor skills through daily activities.

In Literacy children will be exploring the following books and will become engaged in different activities to suit their learning needs around the titles below:

  • Winnie’s haunted house
  • Room on the Broom
  • There is a monster in your book
  • Father Christmas get well soon
  • Santa is Coming to Grimsby

In Maths children will take part in different shape related activities as well as number.  Activities will be planned around your child’s next steps in their learning.

As part of Understanding The World and Expressive Arts and Design children will have the opportunity to explore texture and take part in baking activities, learn a variety of Christmas songs and to practise skills through craft related activities which will meet children’s next steps in their learning.

If you would like to discuss the topic or your child’s learning in more detail please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher.  Look out for photographs of us taking part in the activities on our website!

We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead!

Nursery Team

Reception Autumn 2

Aaaarrgghh, Spider!

Welcome to Reception!

The children have settled in well and began their journey to learning with great enthusiasm!

The staff that will be continuing to support you and your child are:

  • Mrs Fitzsimmons and Miss McMahon – Blue Class
  • Mr Marriott and Mrs Stephenson – Red Class
  • Miss Payne and Mrs Woodhams – Yellow Class
  • Miss Kinnaird – Across all of F2

The learning opportunities for the children this term will include the following:

In Literacy we will be exploring the following books and engage in different activities to suit the children’s learning needs around the following:

  • Aaaarrgghh, Spider!
  • Here’s a little poem

Through these texts we will be exploring and developing:

  • language
  • Retelling stories
  • Reading simple sentences
  • Writing instructions

We will also be writing letters to Santa Claus and creating Christmas cards for friends and families.

In Mathematics we will be exploring numbers and shape, space and measure. We will engage in different activities to suit the children’s learning needs around the following:

  • Repeated patterns
  • Measure using weight
  • Finding 1 more and 1 less of a number
  • Using language ‘more’ and ‘fewer’
  • Problem solving
  • Describing the properties of 3D shapes

Personal, Social and Emotional skills are very important. We will be developing these skills through a variety of fun and challenging activities. Some themes we will be exploring are:

  • Building relationships
  • Developing sharing and turn taking skills
  • Self- confidence and self-awareness
  • Developing independence

PD:

  • Getting changed for P.E
  • Learning to use the apparatus
  • Pencil grip and control
  • Throwing and catching skills
  • Body control

As part of Understanding the World we will be focusing on comparing similarities and differences between ourselves and our families.

  • Exploring similarities and differences between ourselves and our friends
  • Exploring changes in materials
  • Creating software using the Interactive White Boards
  • Joining in with family customs and routines

In Expressive Arts and Design we will explore the work of various artists, including; Monet, Hockney, Matiese Surat and Signat and create our own masterpiece using many different media.

Developing movement to respond to experiences

  • Experimenting to create different textures
  • Manipulating materials to achieve an effect
  • Explore what happens when we mix colours
  • Craft projects such as; Christmas cards, Winter cards and calendars

As well as providing a topic for each term the Reception staff regularly discuss with the children what they would like out in our Reception unit, this enhances our provision for the children.  Through closely observing the children, activities are then planned to meet their individual learning needs in a fun, interactive and engaging way.

If you would like to discuss the topic or your child’s learning in more detail please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher.

Reception Team