Class 1 - Spring 1 - 2018
Our Class 1 topic this half term is Growth and Change. We will start the topic with a trip to Ashdown Farm to find out about the animals and join in some exciting activities.
We will be looking at the change in seasons and similarities and differences between these and countries around the world. The class will look at different clothes people wear and different houses people live in, in hot and cold places.
We will also look at changes in ourselves and look back at things we can now do that we couldn’t before and things we want to do in the future.
Writing this half term will be based around the books The Hungry Caterpillar, Lazy Ladybird and The Very Busy Spider. The class will discuss the stories, characters and have role play opportunities.
In Mathematics Nursery will be looking at numerals to 5/ 10 and Reception to 20/ 30. The children will be ordering numerals, matching the number of objects to numerals and beginning to add/ subtract single digit numbers.
In Shape, Space and Measure the children will be investigating 2D and 3D shapes and their uses in everyday life. We will be beginning to look at time and sequencing events in our everyday lives and looking at o’clock times.
How Can I Help at Home
Looking at numerals to 5, then 10, then 20.
Counting objects and saying 1 more/ less.
Reading together and discussing the story, setting and characters.
Hearing the initial sounds in words.
Writing both names.
Putting on own coat, gloves and doing zip.
Cutting own food.
Class 1 - Autumn 1 - 2017
|AREAS OF LEARNING||ASPECTS||BASIC SKILLS COVERAGE||How Can I Help At Home?|
|PERSONAL, SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT:||MAKING RELATIONSHIPS||
Can play in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas.
Initiate play, offering cues to peers to join them.
To say when they are happy or not happy.
To be aware their actions affect others.
|SELF CONFIDENCE & SELF AWARENESS||
Select and use activities and resources with help.
Welcome and value praise for what they have done.
Enjoy responsibility of carrying out small tasks.
Confident to talk to other children when playing.
|MANAGEING FEELINGS & BEHAVIOUR||
Aware of own feelings.
Usually follow rules and routines.
Begin to accept the needs of others, take turns and share resources, sometimes with support from others.
Know that some actions and words can hurt others’ feelings.
|MOVING & HANDLING||
Run skilfully and negotiate space successfully, adjusting speed and direction to avoid obstacles.
Can catch a large ball.
Draw lines and circles using gross motor movements.
Use one-handed tools and equipment.
Hold pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-hand grasp.
Can copy some letters.
Learn how to hold a pencil correctly.
To put on/ take off coat and zip it up/ unzip.
|HEALTH & SELF CARE||
Dress with help. E.g. put arms into open-fronted coat or shirt when help up, pull up own trousers, pull up zipper once it is fastened at the bottom.
Can usually manage washing and drying hands.
|LISTENING & ATTENTION||
Able to follow directions.
Listen to others one to one, or in small groups when conversation interests them.
Playing with small world activities to create a story.
To talk about past events.
Respond to simple instructions.
Understand use of objects.
Use intonation, rhyme and phrasing to make their meaning clear to others.
Use the vocabulary focused on objects and people that are of particular importance to them.
Can retell a simple past event in the correct order.
Use talk in pretending that objects stand for something else in play.
Begin to be aware of the way stories are structured.
Show interest in illustrations and print in books, and print in the environment.
Handle books carefully.
Look at books independently.
Hold books the correct way up and turn pages.
Know information can be relayed in the form of print.
Read together with your child making sure to stop and ask questions about the story e.g. the setting? Who are the main characters and tell me about them?
Sometimes give meaning to marks as they draw and paint.
Ascribe meaning to marks that they see in different places.
To write both names.
Practise writing letters and numbers.
Know that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.
Use some number names accurately in play.
Recite numbers in order to 10.
Show curiosity about numbers by offering comments or asking questions.
Practise counting objects to 10 and beyond.
Say the number that is one more than.
Practise counting everyday objects.
Look for numbers and shapes all around – inside the house and outside.
SHAPE, SPACE & MEASURE
Show an interest in shapes in the environment.
Show an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects.
Use shape appropriately for tasks.
Show an interest in shape by sustained construction activity or by talking about shapes or arrangements.
|UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD||PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES||
Show an interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them.
Remember and talk about significant events in their own experience.
Enjoy joining in with family customs and routines.
Our topic this half term is All About Me. The children will be talking about themselves, family, friends, relations and special times.
Looking at similarities and differences that connect them to, and distinguish them from, others.
Comment and ask questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.
Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants and animals, natural and found objects.
Show skill in making toys work by pressing parts or lifting flaps to achieve effects such as sounds, movements or new images.
Show an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects such as cameras or mobile phones.
|EXPRESSIVE ARTS||EXPLORING & USING MEDIA & MATERIALS||
Sing a few familiar songs.
Explore and learn how sounds can be changed.
Enjoy joining in with dancing and ring games.
Imitate movement in response to music.
Realise tools can be used for a purpose.
Understand that they can use lines to enclose a space, then begin to use these shapes to represent objects
Use various construction materials.
Begin to construct, stacking blocks vertically and horizontally, making enclosures and creating spaces.
Colouring/ painting and talking about what is good or can be improved.
Engage in imaginative role-play based on own first-hand experiences.
Build stories around toys.
Develop preferences for forms of expression.
Notice what adults do, imitate what is observed, and then do it spontaneously when the adult is not there.