Welcome to Class 1 – Early Years Unit
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In this section of our website you can find out all you need to know about our class and the curriculum topics we will be studying this year.
Our Learning Topic
Our new topic is: Who goes to the Ugly Bug Ball?
This topic is very exciting for the children and we have a range of learning opportunities planned covering all areas of the Early Years Curriculum. We will be using the outdoor environment to explore where minibeasts live and the children will plan and make their own bug hotel. We will be looking at the life cycle of a caterpillar and then thinking about how we have grown and changed. In a few weeks, we will be asking the children to bring pictures in from home of them as a baby. This will be used to talk about how they have changed and what they think they will look like as a grown up!
This topic will run throughout maths and English this term, where the children will explore and continue to develop their understanding of numbers, shape, measure and story writing.
Communication Language and Literacy
During this term some children will be:
- Writing and recognising their own name.
- Retelling stories they are familiar with in their own way.
- Using their phonic knowledge to write words and simple sentences.
- Continuing their phonics work, reviewing sounds learnt during Read, Write, Inc.and developing their reading. They will also continue to read books that match their ability level.
In addition to this we will be reading some familiar and some new stories and rhymes:
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Mad About Minibeasts by Giles Andrae
- Aaaargh Spider! by Lydia Monks
- Counting Rhymes and Songs.
During this term some children will be:
- Involved in singing counting songs to develop an interest and enjoyment of counting and number.
- Exploring and accessing our areas which contain mathematical resources specifically linked to their learning.
- Building upon the counting and numbers skills that they have already encountered, along with their knowledge of shape.
- continue to solve problems using addition, subtraction and using a range of practical equipment to help them develop their calculation skills.
- Naming and using 3D shapes for a purpose.
- Finding 1 more and 1 less than a given number.
- Collecting data about our favourite things and making block graphs.
- Beginning to use money in role play and looking at the value of coins.
In Expressive Arts and Design we will be learning lots of new creative skills including ways to construct different materials and objects with a range of tools and equipment.
Personal, Social and Emotional Skills
- To understand everyone is different.
- To listen carefully to one another.
- To describe ourselves and others in positive terms.
- To solve problems between friends.
- To speak in a familiar group and talk about our ideas.
Understanding The World
- To show care and concern for living things and the environment.
- To make observations of plants and animals and explain why some things occur.
In PE we will be continuing the basic skills covered in the previous term, as well as playing team games and running in different directions.
Please continue to ensure your child’s P.E. kit is with them every Monday for them to participate.
Each week the children will receive a school reading book. This may be their Read, Write, Inc. book and/or a school reading book. Some children may also be given ‘green words’ to practice their phonics skills are home. If your child is making progress with their reading book/s and green words, their school reading book will be changed on a Friday. We would be grateful if you could note down in the homework diary the reading has been done with your child. Every Friday afternoon the children who have read at home can go down to out caterpillar in the hall and stick their coloured stickers on him. The more stickers they get, the more chance they have of winning an amazing prize! Happy Reading!
The children are to bring their blue book bags into school every day.
Sports Day- Monday 17th July
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