Spring Term Curriculum Overview
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to all our parents and children after the Christmas break. We trust you are well rested and ready for an exciting term ahead! We have lots of exciting activities planned for this term. Our Curriculum Overview will keep you updated on what your child will be learning. Our topic for the Spring term will be linked to the children’s interests which could differ between classes.
Communication and Language: The children are encouraged to discuss their news and stories and share opinions in front of the class to develop their speaking and listening skills. We will continue with show and tell sessions developing children’s confidence speaking in front of a group.
Literacy: Children will develop their reading and writing skills in guided group work. Having completed phase 2 of Letters and Sounds, children will move onto phase 3 sounds. High frequency words and a word bank will be sent home and children will be encouraged to use these in their writing and reading. Please remember to read with your child daily as this is vital to their reading development.
Mathematics: The children will have opportunities to become confident in understanding, using, reading and writing numbers to twenty and beyond. They will also be introduced to 3D shapes and measures including capacity and weight. Children will also continue to investigate addition, subtraction and begin counting in 2s.
Understanding the World: We will continue to look closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change in the environment. Children will use a range of technology to support learning across the curriculum.
Expressive Arts and Design: We will focus on the development of the child’s imagination, creativity and their ability to explore, express and share ideas through music, singing, drawing, painting, dancing and imaginative play. Children will design and make different types of models using a range of media and tools.
Physical Development: The children will undertake floor and apparatus work to develop their sense of space and balance. They will also be provided with a range of activities to develop their fine motor skills which are essential for writing. Children will continue to have daily access to our fantastic outdoor area to further develop both their gross and fine motor skills.
Personal, Social & Emotional Development: Children will take part in regular circle times where we discuss topics related to our Religious Education and school expectations. The free flow into our wonderful indoor and outdoor spaces will encourage PSED skills as children are expected to be independent in their transitions changing into wellies and muddy buddies and turn taking skills are essential for cooperative learning and play in our setting.
Please remember that this is a brief overview of the plans for the term and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ms Connolly and Miss Miller
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- Phonics Workshop November 8, 2019
- A Warm Welcome October 11, 2019
- Reception Welcome Meeting September 27, 2019
- Making new friends! September 20, 2019
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