What We Are Learning      

Spring 2

 

 

At the start of the term we will be looking at Traditional Tales. We will be reading the stories Little Red Riding Hood, Three Billy Goats Gruff and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Literacy

Understand the five key concepts about print:

- print has meaning

- print can have different purposes

- we read English text from left to right and from top to bottom

- the names of the different parts of a book

-page sequencing

 

Engage in extended conversations about stories, learning new vocabulary.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Take part in simple pretend play, using an object to represent something else even though they are not similar.

 

Begin to develop complex stories using small world equipment like animal sets, dolls and dolls houses etc.

 

Make imaginative and complex ‘small worlds’ with blocks and construction kits, such as a city with different buildings and a park.

 

“Spring!”

 

Our next theme this half term will be all about the season ‘Spring’. We will look at what changes we see when Spring starts with the weather and what we can see outside.

 

 

Understanding the World

Talk about what they see, using a wide vocabulary.

 

Use all their senses in hands-on exploration of natural materials.

 

Explore how things work.

 

“Easter”

How the pagans gave us Easter - The New European

Our last theme this half term will be all about Easter. We will look at the Easter story, why we celebrate Easter and the sacrifices Jesus made for us. We will look at how we celebrate Easter at home and make lots and lots of Easter crafts.

 

Understanding the World

Talk about what they see, using a wide vocabulary.

 

Continue developing positive attitudes about the differences between people.

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Explore different materials freely, in order to develop their ideas about how to use them and what to make.

 

Develop their own ideas and then decide which materials to use to express them.

Draw with increasing complexity and detail, such as representing a face with a circle and including details.

 

Use drawing to represent ideas like movement or loud noises.

 

Show different emotions in their drawings and paintings, like happiness, sadness, fear etc.

 

Explore colour and colour-mixing.

 

Show different emotions in their drawings – happiness, sadness, fear etc.

 

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Why do Christians believe that Easter is all about love?

 

 

 

 

 

      What We Are Learning      

Spring 1

 

 

“Arctic countries/Animals”

At the start of the term we will be looking at animals from the Arctic and what it is like in the Arctic compared to other countries. We will look at ice and test melting and freezing.

 

Communication and Language

Use a wider range of vocabulary.

 

Enjoy listening to longer stories and can remember much of what happens

 

Understand ‘why’ questions, like: “Why do you think the caterpillar got so fat?”

 

 

 

 

Understanding The World

Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things.
 

Talk about what they see, using a wide vocabulary.

 

Know that there are different countries in the world and talk about the differences they have experienced or seen in photos.

 

Talk about the differences between materials and changes they notice.

 

Use all their senses in hands-on exploration of natural materials.

 

 Chinese New Year      

 

We will then move onto looking at the celebration of Chinese New Year. We will look at the traditions they have, compare them to other cultures traditions and look at the Chinese zodiac story.

 

Understanding the World

Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things.

 

Talk about what they see, using a wide vocabulary.

 

Continue developing positive attitudes about the differences between people.

 

Know that there are different countries in the world and talk about the differences they have experienced or seen in photos.

 

 

 

What We Are Learning- Autumn 2

 

“Baby You’re a Firework”

 

 

At the start of the term we will be looking at bonfire night and all the traditions that take place around this time. We will look at all the colours and experiment working with them.

Expressive Arts and Design

Use drawing to represent ideas like movement or loud noises.

 

Explore colour and colour-mixing.

 

Remember and sing entire songs.

 

Understanding The World

Talk about what they see, using a wide vocabulary.

 

Explore how things work.

 

Talk about the differences between materials and changes they notice.

 

 

     “Christmas!”     

 

 

Our last theme this half term will be all about the wonderful Christmas time. We will be looking at the Christmas story and even putting on a Christmas performance for our families! We will be creating lots of Christmas creation so get ready for the glitter!

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Take part in simple pretend play, using an object to represent something else even though they are not similar.

 

Begin to develop complex stories using small world equipment like animal sets, dolls and dolls houses etc.

 

Make imaginative and complex ‘small worlds’ with blocks and construction kits, such as a city with different buildings and a park.

Develop their own ideas and then decide which materials to use to express them.

Draw with increasing complexity and detail, such as representing a face with a circle and including details.

 

Explore colour and colour-mixing.

 

Remember and sing entire songs.

 

Sing the pitch of a tone sung by another person (‘pitch match’).

 

Sing the melodic shape (moving melody, such as up and down, down and up) of familiar songs.

Create their own songs, or improvise a song around one they know.

 

Play instruments with increasing control to express their feelings and ideas.

 

Understanding the World

Talk about what they see, using a wide vocabulary.

 

Explore how things work.

 

Talk about the differences between materials and changes they notice.

 


 

“People who Help Us”

 

 

Our last theme this half term will be all about people who help us. We will look at the different professions, talk about how they help us and what jobs we might like when we grow up.

 

 

Understanding the World

Talk about what they see, using a wide vocabulary.

 

Continue developing positive attitudes about the differences between people.

 

Explore and talk about different forces they can feel.

 

Show interest in different occupations.

 

Explore how things work.

 

Literacy

Understand the five key concepts about print:

- print has meaning

- print can have different purposes

- we read English text from left to right and from top to bottom

- the names of the different parts of a book

-page sequencing

 

Engage in extended conversations about stories, learning new vocabulary.

 

Write some or all of their name

 

Use some of their print and letter knowledge in their early writing. For example: writing a pretend shopping list that starts at the top of the page; writing ‘m’ for mummy.

 

Winter

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Take part in simple pretend play, using an object to represent something else even though they are not similar.

 

Begin to develop complex stories using small world equipment like animal sets, dolls and dolls houses etc.

 

Make imaginative and complex ‘small worlds’ with blocks and construction kits, such as a city with different buildings and a park.

Draw with increasing complexity and detail, such as representing a face with a circle and including details.

 

Explore colour and colour-mixing.

 

Understanding the World

Talk about what they see, using a wide vocabulary.

 

What we are Reading

             

 

Fabulous Five

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What We Are Learning- Autumn 1

 

Our Values

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At the start of the term we will be looking at our school values and what each value means to us. Our values are Love, Trust, Respect, Kindness and Hope.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Develop their sense of responsibility and membership of a community.

 

Increasingly follow rules, understanding why they are important.

 

Remember rules without needing an adult to remind them.

 

Talk about their feelings using words like ‘happy’, ‘sad’, ‘angry’ or ‘worried’.

 

Understand gradually how others might be feeling.

 

Literacy

Use some of their print and letter knowledge in their early writing. For example: writing a pretend shopping list that starts at the top of the page; writing ‘m’ for mummy.

Understanding The World

Continue developing positive attitudes about the differences between people.

 

Talk about what they see, using a wide vocabulary.

 

Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things.

 

Begin to make sense of their own life-story and family’s history. 

 

 

All About Me

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Communication and Language

Pay attention to more than one thing at a time, which can be difficult.

 

Use a wider range of vocabulary.

 

Enjoy listening to longer stories and can remember much of what happens.

 

Understand a question or instruction that has two parts, such as: “Get your coat and wait at the door”.

 

Understand ‘why’ questions, like: “Why do you think the caterpillar got so fat?”

 

Understand ‘why’ questions, like: “Why do you think the caterpillar got so fat?”

 

Sing a large repertoire of songs.

 

Start a conversation with an adult or a friend and continue it for many turns. Know many rhymes, be able to talk about familiar books, and be able to tell a long story. 

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Select and use activities and resources, with help when needed. This helps them to achieve a goal they have chosen, or one which is suggested to them.

 

Develop their sense of responsibility and membership of a community.

 

Become more outgoing with unfamiliar people, in the safe context of their setting.

 

Show more confidence in new social situations.

 

Play with one or more other children, extending and elaborating play ideas.

 

Find solutions to conflicts and rivalries. For example, accepting that not everyone can be Spider-Man in the game, and suggesting other ideas.

Develop appropriate ways of being assertive.

 

Talk with others to solve conflicts.

 

Talk about their feelings using words like ‘happy’, ‘sad’, ‘angry’ or ‘worried’.

 

Understand gradually how others might be feeling.

 

Harvest

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Understanding the World

Talk about what they see, using a wide vocabulary.

 

Describe their immediate environment using knowledge from observation, discussion, stories, non-fiction texts and maps

Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things.

 

Know that there are different countries in the world and talk about the differences they have experienced or seen in photos.

 

Continue developing positive attitudes about the differences between people.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Begin to develop complex stories using small world equipment like animal sets, dolls and dolls houses etc.

 

Make imaginative and complex ‘small worlds’ with blocks and construction kits, such as a city with different buildings and a park.

Explore different materials freely, in order to develop their ideas about how to use them and what to make.

 

Develop their own ideas and then decide which materials to use to express them.

Draw with increasing complexity and detail, such as representing a face with a circle and including details.

 

Remember and sing entire songs.