Class Teacher: Mrs Ruth Jaume
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Rosie Redford
Welcome to Willow class! Our topic this term is ‘Fairytales!’
We are lucky to have such an amazing space to learn in; a large classroom with dedicated maths, writing, reading and computer areas, as well as our own art room, role play area and kitchen. Outside we have an ‘all weather’ surfaced playground, as well as an undercover play area. Adjoined to this, we have a grass area with a playhouse and flower bed, in which to grow things. From here, we have access to the field, where we can do PE, read stories, or go exploring together..
NEW! We are developing our outdoor area and will soon have a climbing wall in our outdoor space. We will also have an outdoor ‘building’ area, with mixer, barrow and bricks and have just got a lovely new outdoor unit, designed for messy play- perfect for a mud kitchen! Added to this, we have recently purchased some balance bikes and will start on a programme of activities after half term. All very exciting stuff!
This term our role play will include the witch’s house in Hansel and Gretel (indoor) and a pirate ship outside. This will change in response to other ideas the children may have.
Below is a table to give you an overview of our learning this term. This is accessed via a combination of teacher initiated and directed activities, as well as the children’s own ideas, explorations and investigations.
Continuous provision, both indoors and outside, aims to encourage children to learn through their play. This changes weekly and is planned in response to children’s interests, needs that have been identified or to inspire extended, independent learning, in response to topic work. Activities might involve malleable materials, large toys, such as bikes and climbing apparatus, water play, sandpit, role play (including a permanent dedicated role play area indoors) music, construction, art materials inside and out(children have free access to materials in our art room)books, small world toys, natural materials, such as leaves, pebbles and shells, technology, writing, mathematics and much more!
Children are encouraged to be independent and to ask questions about the world around them. Talking about things they experience at home, will support this. If you have anything you would like to send in, to support our topic, we would be most grateful. We promise to take great care of your property! If you have any queries, please come and see me.
|Communication, Language and Literacy||
Daily phonics session.
Fairytales: parts of a story/sequencing & creating stories, role play, hotseating, Writing in response to stories, listening activities. Creating own characters. Non fiction texts
Counting to 100. Sequencing numbers to 20(and beyond) Comparing and ordering numbers.3D shapes, symmetry
Basic addition: counting on, using a number line.
|Personal, Social & Emotional Development||Class rules, Making good choices, Participating in activities, Sharing, Feeling confident, Changes, Friendship, Jealousy, Anger|
|Understanding the World||Ice sculptures-change of state, cooking, winter walks: studying trees/seasonal change. Exploring magnets.|
|Expressive Art & Design||
Role play. Dance responding to stories, drawing winter trees, Chinese New Year-3D dragon, creating Chinese music & performing
Weekly session with specialist sports teachers.
Class provision for development of fine and gross motor skills.