Term 3- Inventors and Explorers
This term we will be beginning our focus ‘Inventors and Explorers’. This will involve us being creative and problem solving.
This term we are learning our phase 3 digraphs, which is a sound made up of two letters. As well as continuing with our pre-cursive formation. We will also focus on writing captions and sentences. As well as this we will be practising our rhyming, linking sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet, and reading words and simple sentences.
Numeracy, Number and Shape Space and Measure
Our focus in Maths will be on counting and recognition. This will involve estimation, addition, using the language of more and fewer to compare two sets of objects. We will also be learning more about size, weight, and capacity.
Expressive Art and Design
Children will be using their creativity and imagination by beginning to build a repertoire of songs and dances, exploring the different sounds of instruments, and exploring what happens when they mix colours. We will also be inventing using recycled junk modelling when being inventors.
Understanding The World
While we are being explorers the children will be looking at similarities and changes in ice. They will find different ways melt and break the ice. We will also discover patterns with the weather, noticing seasonal changes.
Health and Self-care
Another focus of ours will be using objects safely, dressing independently and trying new foods.
We will be continuing to develop various ways of moving, as well as moving onto gymnastics where we will be balancing, standing momentarily on one foot and jumping off an object and landing appropriately.
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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.