Term 1 2019-20
Term 6 2018-19
Curious About Creepy Crawlies
Personal, social and emotional development: We will continue with our Jenie Jigsaw work – ‘Changing Me’; We will be looking at different emotions that characters feel in books; We will begin playing on the KS1 playground at lunch time and will abide by the new rules; We will meet our new Year 1 teachers and get to know the Year 1 classrooms.
Physical Development: We will continue to refine our fine and gross motor movements; We will begin practising for sports day; We will continue with PE lessons once a week; We will use our bodies to make actions for stories when we ‘step out’.
Communication and Language: We will hone our listening skills when being read different stories; We will develop our comprehension through answering questions about stories, and making up alternative endings; We will continue to develop our speaking and listening skills through small group work with Talk Partners and Kagan Groups.
Literacy: We will learn about different minibeasts and increase our knowledge of non-fiction books; We will continue practising our letter formation We will continue learning and applying Phase 3 sounds in our reading and writing (digraphs and trigraphs) as well as more tricky words and high frequency words; We will write our own stories and enjoy mapping and stepping them out; We will expand our descriptive and narrative language as we learn about rhyme and alliteration.
Mathematics: We will continue to practise one more and one less than; We will continue to practise doubling and halving numbers and objects; We will use language related to time and begin to learn about the hands on a clock and how to tell the time to o’clock; We will learn the names of the coins 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and will be able to match these to the correct pieces of Numicon.
Understanding the World: We will learn about some mini beasts; We will use some ICT equipment such as the school iPads and Beebots; We will learn about the effect of pollution on the planet and things we can do to help such as recycling.
Expressive Arts and Design: We will learn new songs and poems related to the authors we are learning about such as Julia Donaldson; We will use our imagination to create stories and narratives in our play; We will design front covers for our own stories; We will learn about illustrators and try out different types of art work, such as those used by Kandinsky.
Term 5 2018-19
Once Upon a Nursery Rhyme
Personal, social and emotional development: We will continue with our Jenie Jigsaw work – Healthy Me & My Family; We will be thinking about ‘goodies and baddies’ in the Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes, and the choices we make to be ‘goodies’ ourselves; We will think about helping other people; We will look at solving problems.
Communication and Language: We will be talking about our favourite Traditional Tale and Nursery Rhyme characters and why we like them; We will talk in our Kagan Groups about the different characters and what makes them special; We will be making puppets of the different characters and engaging in small world play; We will learn some Makaton signs for the Easter story.
Physical Development: We will move like different animals and characters using the outdoor equipment to balance, move over, under and through; We will think about different foods in the tales and rhymes and decide which ones are healthy and unhealthy; We will be finding out what contributes to a healthy lifestyle; We will be thinking about the differences in our bodies when we are exercising when compared to being still.
Literacy: We will continue practising correct letter formation, We will continue learning Phase 3 sounds (long vowels both digraphs and trigraphs) as well as more tricky words and high frequency words; We will use these to read captions and sentences; We will read a range of stories based on Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes; We will continue to develop our narrative skills through our Talk for Writing work; We will learn about the Easter story.
Mathematics: We will count forwards and backwards starting at different start points (from 0 to 20 and beyond); We will begin to use the vocabulary of adding and subtracting during practical activities; We will practise doubling and halving numbers and objects; We will use language related to time and begin to time some of our activities; We will sequence the Easter story.
Understanding the World: We will learn about our five sense; We will learn how to keep healthy; We will be thinking about Easter.
Expressive Arts and Design: We will learn some Nursery Rhymes as well as songs about Traditional Tales and Easter; We will construct with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources to design characters and Easter cards; We will make up new combinations of movement and gesture to express and respond to feelings, ideas and experiences linked with different Nursery Rhymes and Traditional Tales.
Term 3 and 4 2018-19
Communication and Language: Learn an African themed story for ‘Talk for Writing’ ; We will continue to practice asking questions about things to further our learning and understanding.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development: To continue our Jigsaw Jenie work on the theme of ‘Dreams and Goals’; To further develop and broaden our friendships within the class; We will use our imagination to move like different animals; We will use construction toys and junk modelling resources to create animals, accessories and homes
Physical Development: Tasting foods, including fruits and vegetables, grown in Africa. Discuss making healthy food choices; We will use our imagination to move like different animals; We will use construction toys and junk modelling resources to create Africa inspired models; We will work on letter formation for different letter groups
Literacy: We will continue to practise writing our names working on the correct formation of each letter and the appropriate sizing; We will recap phase 2 and start learning phase 3 phonic sounds, practising reading and writing simple labels, captions and sentences; We will read a range of stories linked to African animals, people and traditions; We will begin to read and write captions and simple sentences in phonics lessons; We will learn about the structure and function of information books
Maths: We will count objects accurately using ‘Touch, Move, Count’ as a reliable method; We will continue to verbally count forwards and backwards up to and beyond 20, sometimes breaking the count (ie pausing in the rhythm of counting or switching to counting forwards or backwards part way through a count); We will learn the value of low value coins and match them to Numicon pieces; We will begin basic calculations with low value coins; We will explore one more and one less for numbers up to 10/20; We will begin sharing objects and checking it is an equal share (fair); We will order three items by weight/length/capacity using touch and direct comparison
Expressive Arts and Design: Design and make instruments and jewellery inspired by African tribes; As a class choreograph a short dance to African inspired music; We will learn techniques to extend and enhance our 2D pictures including ‘lift the flap’ windows and paper springs to add a pop up element; We will design and create models of animals and homes through junk modelling, playdough and construction toys; As a year group we will make a sensory map of Africa – a project with learning opportunities across the curriculum.
Understanding the World: Research the different types of houses and home for humans in Africa; We will become familiar with a map of Africa and will learn about the variety of landscapes across the continent; We will play maths games on the iPads
Optional Home Learning: Go to the library to research fiction and information books about Africa i.e. people, culture, traditions, animals.
Term 1 and 2 2018-19
Celebrations Through the Seasons
Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Developing new friendships and learning the rules and boundaries of Reception Class and John Hampden Primary School; Spending time with our grandparents in school on Grandparents Day.
Physical Development: We will participate in activities such as threading and playdough to strengthen the muscles in our fingers to help us hold a pencil properly and use it effectively.
Communication and Language: We will practise sitting smartly on the carpet; Phonics teaching will focus on Phase 1 of Letters & Sounds — enhancing our listening skills, differentiating sounds, hearing and extending rhymes.
Literacy: We will learn to write our names using the correct letter formation; We will learn simple stories to help increase our narrative language; As a class we will label body parts; We will make and write our own Christmas cards for family; We will hear a range of stories linked to fireworks, harvest, nocturnal animals and Christmas.
Numeracy: We will develop our counting skills using ‘touch, move, count’; We will learn to recognise and sequence the numbers 1-10 and beyond; We will explore size through looking at different vegetables and ordering them; We will learn lots of number rhymes; We will practise number rhymes to help with our number formation; We will look at numbers 1-25 on our class advent calendar; We will look at the day and date each morning during registration.
Understanding the World: We will learn the names of different body parts; We will learn about different celebrations and religions from around the world; We will explore changes in the natural world in relation to the seasons; We will learn about different occupations and ways of life such as farming.
Expressive Arts and Design: We will design art work to depict the different seasons using natural objects such as leaves , twigs, fruit and vegetables; We will take part in music and movement sessions linked to our bodies, ourselves and our families; We will use celebrations such as Bonfire Night and Christmas as a basis for artwork.