Curriculum Information – Summer Term 2
For our literacy we are focusing on stories related to “The Bug Ball”. This includes stories such as the ‘Superworm’, ‘Snail Trail’, ‘First Fabulous Facts about Bugs’, ‘Minibeasts’, and many more exciting tales that grasp the children’s interest in reading. We will be using different writing formats such as story books, maps, posters and lists. This then continues with the mark making and reading opportunities allowing the children to use the learned sounds in RWI to start creating marks they can describe as well as read to their audience.
We shall be continuing with our numbers this term and begin familiarising ourselves with vocabulary linked to groups of numbers when counting in 2, 5, 10s. Children will able to use real life objects as part of their role play to enhance their vocabulary and problem solving skills. This will then lead to explanation of their reasoning and development of individual thought processes. Songs and specific tasks will help to explain their learning, as well as visual, playful, activities in all areas of provision.
The Spring One topic relates to our new focus “The Bug Ball”. This explores and embraces pupil’s imagination and links to the outdoor environment and a focus of living creatures as well as their habitats. We will explore and elaborate the importance of living things, well-being, adaptability, respect and morality. As we have already shown great care for living creatures such as the chicks, caterpillars, snails and butterflies it will be great to enhance their learning in relation to various creatures and their unique life cycles. This allows for an understanding of the world in relation to similarities and differences as well as vital discussion points linked to our environment.
We will be looking at ‘Life and Death’ in our natural environment. This links well to our topic of superheroes, especially real life people.
During the half term children will focus on an in-depth understanding of how to communicate with others and build the independent skills required in social situations. This will be in link with the Enabling Enterprise strategies we introduce to the pupils.
Our children are always using our outdoor and indoor facilities which allows them to explore their gross and fine motor skills. We also have two slots in the hall on a Monday/Friday morning.
Homework will be sent out on a Friday to be returned by the following Tuesday.
Continuing reading – It is vital that children in Early Years read at home regularly. Reading books should be taken home from school and changed on a regular basis. We would like our children to change their books twice a week, on a Monday and Friday. It is an expectation for families to take part in their children progress through sharing books which they enjoy.
Term break up- Tuesday 23rd July 2019
What do we need?
If you have any queries, with regard to your children’s learning or well-being, do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Early Years Team.
Miss. A.Stephenson & Miss Howley,–
Mr D Owens, Mrs. Ali, Mrs. Hussein.