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

Curriculum 2017/2018

  

Nursery Autumn Term 1 – Why do you love me so much?       nursery love

Welcome to the start of your child’s learning journey with us in Nursery, all of the teachers are looking forward to getting to know your child and to help your child to settle into their new groups in Nursery. This term we will be exploring the topic ‘Why do you love me so much?’ This will provide children with lots of opportunities to talk about their families’ friends and the people that they love.   We will create our own portraits and discuss what we love about ourselves.

 

Children will also get to meet our Guinea Pigs ‘Cookie’ and ‘Twinkle’ and our chickens!  Children will have the opportunity to handle and help care for our animals, learning about the foods that they eat and the environment that they like to live in.

guinea pig 1 guinea pig 2chickens

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

In Personal, Social and Emotional Development children will begin to build relationships with their peers and teachers and grow in confidence.  They will be encouraged to develop their independence skills through exploring their new environment and they will learn about the Nursery routine and our Good to be Green’ behaviour reward system.

In Physical Development children will be encouraged to work on their independence skills, for example, putting on their own coats, hats, gloves.  We will also teach children about the importance of washing their hands after going to the toilet, before eating snack and after stroking our Guinea Pigs. Children will have the opportunity to take part in obstacle courses and learn to move in different ways, e.g jumping, hoping.

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:

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

The Three Little Pigs

Jack and the Bean Stalk

In Maths children will be singing number songs and exploring the maths area during our transition weeks. Individual plans will then be put into place to help support your child in number and shape activities.  We will share with you activities that you can do at home to help support your child.

As part of Understanding The World and Expressive Arts and Design children will have the opportunity to create art work through paint, junk modelling and using a variety of different materials. They will have the opportunity to investigate through playing in sand and water.

As well as providing a topic for each term the Nursery staff regularly discuss with the children what they would like out in our Nursery, 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.

We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead!

Nursery Team

 

 

 

Reception Autumn 1 – All About Me!

reception circle

Welcome to Reception!

We are looking forward to meeting you all and are excited to begin our learning journey together.

The staff that will be supporting 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

This term Reception will be focusing on building positive relationships.

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:

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • The Three Little Pigs

In Maths we will be learning to count accurately and recognise numbers to 20 and name and describe simple shapes.

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

In Expressive Arts and Design we will explore the work of Claude Monet and create our own masterpiece using our fingers!

In Physical Development we will be practising moving over, under and around obstacles to develop our gross motor skills.

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