Curriculum Information for Parents
Spring Term 2019
This term we are looking at the topic of ‘Ourselves’ and we have planned lots of fun ways of learning about it.
Literacy (Communication and Language/Literacy)
We will be reading books such as ‘Funnybones’ and ‘The Bad Tempered Ladybird’. We will also be listening to stories on CD. We will be retelling these stories to each other and making our own class books too. During the term our role play areas will be a Doctor’s surgery and an Opticians. We will be visiting Leagrave Library later this term. We will also continue with......
Writing for different purposes e.g. writing own name, lists, labels, captions, stories and instructions.
Learning letter sounds and names.
Hearing and saying sounds in words.
Writing simple words and beginning to write sentences.
We will be recording our favourite tastes and smells. We will also be measuring and comparing our heights. We will be using graphs to find out which is the most common eye and hair colour in Foundation. We will also continue with.............
Counting activities to 10, 20 and beyond.
Recognising numbers and what they represent.
Adding and subtracting.
Solving practical problems.
Using language such as more, less, heavier, lighter, greater and smaller to compare.
We will be learning about the importance of keeping healthy, moving with control and coordination and practising throwing and catching skills.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
We will be discussing and learning about how we keep healthy and clean and how we care for each other. We will also be developing our confidence, concentration, motivation and esteem.
Understanding the World
We will be finding out about ourselves, identifying similarities and differences, recognising the parts of our body and understanding a little about how it works. We hope to have lots of fun exploring our senses and enjoying tasting, smelling, touching, looking and listening! We will talk about things we like and dislike. We will begin to learn about our own cultures and beliefs and those of other people. We hope to be visited by a dentist and will learn about how important it is to brush our teeth regularly.
Expressive Arts and Design
We will be exploring texture and shape in two and three dimensions and will be using our imagination in art and music. We will be busy making our skeleton pictures, painting a self- portrait, making pictures with hand and foot prints and making collages of healthy and unhealthy foods.
Welcome to Puffin and Penguin Class!
Staff in Puffin Class: Mrs Taylor, Mrs Thushy and Miss Cawley.
Staff in Penguin Class: Mrs Frew, Mrs Gallen, Mrs Sohal and Mrs Harri.
Our topic this term is ‘Nursery Rhymes and Stories’. This includes learning lots of nursery rhymes and talking about stories like The Gruffalo, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Handa’s Surprise and many more. Children will also soon have access to the school library where they can choose a book to read in class.
Learning Logs are sent home on Friday each week and need to be returned by the next Wednesday.
P.E. days: Penguins P.E. is on Thursday and Puffins P.E. is on Friday. Please make sure children have the correct P.E. kit (white t-shirt, black shorts and black plimsolls).
Reading: Children are allocated a ‘reading day’ where they will be given an opportunity to talk about the book they have been reading with a member of staff and choose a new book for the following week. We will also check the ‘Reading Rocket’ words given the previous week.
Parents, please take time to look at our information boards outside the classrooms. They explain the Foundation Curriculum and how children learn as well as introducing the ‘Characteristics of Learning’. There are also ideas on how you can support your child at home.