Term 4- Inventors
This term we will be beginning our focus 'Inventors’. This will involve us being creative and problem solving.
This term we are learning phase 3 digraph (two letters that make one sound) and trigraphs (three letters that make one sound). We are continuing with our pre-cursive formation and doing finger gym every morning to support this. We will also focus on reading and writing words and simple sentences. We are looking at the story Whatever Next and writing about the characters and setting.
Numeracy, Number and Shape Space and Measure
Our focus in Maths will be on counting and number recognition. This will involve estimation, addition, subtraction and using the language of more and fewer to compare two sets of objects. In space, shape and measure we will be learning about positional language.
Expressive Art and Design
Children will be using their creativity by exploring the different sounds of instruments through Charanga. We will also be making robots using recycled junk modelling when being inventors. We will be using our imagination to act out the story of Whatever Next.
Understanding The World
During forest school we have been out looking for signs of Spring. We did some observational drawings of the daffodils outside.
Health and Self-care
We have had a big push on washing our hands and hygiene. Another focus will be continuing using objects safely, dressing independently and trying new foods.
We will be practising our hand and eye coordination through ball skills. We have been practising different ways of passing, throwing and catching balls of different sizes.
Language and Communication
We have been practising the story and using language from Whatever Next to imagine and recreate roles.
We will be promoting the children's mindset by our new growth mindset display.
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Look at our Aardman Gallery to see what the children have been busy doing!
In Aardman class we follow the curriculum for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS),
which is divided into the prime areas of learning:
• communication and language
• physical development
• personal, social and emotional development
and the specific areas of learning:
• understanding the world
• expressive arts and design
For each area, the level of progress children are expected to have attained by the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage is defined by the Early Learning Goals. These goals state what it is expected that children will know and be able to do by the end of the reception year of their education.
The ‘Development Matters’ guidance sets out the likely stages of progress a child makes along their learning journey towards the early learning goals.
We will give your child the opportunity to make progress within all these areas of learning, by ensuring that they have access to a wide variety of opportunities both indoor and outside that address the different areas. Sometimes they will work with an adult in a small group, to do a particular task, and other times we provide a selection of resources, and children are able to choose how they will use them.