Class Teacher: Mrs Ruth Jaume
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Rosie Redford
Welcome to Willow class! Our topic this term is ‘Marvellous Me!’
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, as a class.
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.
I think we are going to have a great year together!
|Communication, Language and Literacy||
Daily phonics session.
Funnybones Stories/Repetitive Texts: parts of a story/sequencing & creating stories, role play, hotseating, expressing thoughts and ideas in front of others. Listening & responding. Emergent writing,
Counting and sequencing numbers to 20(and beyond) Comparing and ordering numbers.
Basic addition and taking away, recognising coins to 50p, o’clock times and non standard measures.
|Personal, Social & Emotional Development||Class rules, Making good choices, Participating in activities, Sharing, Feeling confident, Changes, Friendship, Jealousy, Anger|
|Understanding the World||Our bodies, inside and out, our senses, healthy eating, growth and change. Autumn & Harvest, Christmas, Diwali, Guy Fawkes, Old Testament stories. Basic computer commands.|
|Expressive Art & Design||
Role play. Dance; ways of moving, responding to music and nursery rhymes.
Exploring sounds with everyday objects and percussion instruments.
Pastel trees, clay divas, fruit printing (response to Arcimboldo)Colour mixing, straw skeletons.
Weekly session with specialist sports teachers.
Class provision for development of fine and gross motor skills.