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Spring 2

This term our theme is:

Roar!  Here come the dinosaurs

 

This term we will be learning about dinosaurs!!  We will be reading a variety of exciting dinosaur books and learning lots of interesting facts.  We are even going to have the opportunity to meet real dinosaurs!

 

In phonics, we will be using and applying all our phase 2 and 3 sounds and will be practising using our tricky words in our writing.  

 

In maths, we will be continuing to learn our numerals to 20 and will be using these numbers to solve mathematical problems.  We will be using a variety of strategies including tens frames.  We will be thinking about time and measure and learning the 

appropriate mathematical language. 

 

We will continue our weekly Welly Walks and are looking forward to exploring nature during the lovely spring days. 

 

 

Spring 1

This term our theme is:
Run, Run as fast as you can.
 
We are looking forward to another busy term!  This term we will be focusing on the story of The Gingerbread Man.  We will be learning and adapting the story using Talk 4 Writing techniques.  We will then be looking at different versions of the story.

 

In phonics, we will be recapping the sounds already introduced and will continue to practice our blending and segmenting skills. We will then begin learning our next set of sounds, focusing on reading and writing these sounds, and identifying words that start with them.

ng, nk, ee, oo, ai, ar, ow, er  

 

We will begin to learn some 'tricky words' that cannot be read by blending and simply have to be remembered. These will include the words:-

he, she, we, they, was, all, they
 

We will be learning about what makes each one of us special and unique and discussing similarities and differences between us.  We will be learning different bible stories and looking at how they link to our school values.  
 

In Maths, we will be continuing to practice our counting skills, and securing our numeral recognition to 20 using the Numberblocks programmes. We will also be exploring  more/less and beginning to use the language of addition and subtraction.  We will be naming 2D and 3D shapes and discussing their properties.

 

We will be exploring our outdoor environment this term with our weekly welly walks around the local environment. 

  

 

 

We are Hedgehog and Squirrel Class!

 

Autumn 1

This term we are learning about:

Who lives in a house like this?

 

In phonics, we will begin by practicing our oral blending and segmenting skills. We will then begin learning our set 1 sounds, focusing on recognising and writing these sounds, and identifying words that start with these sounds.

m a s d t i n p g o c k u b f e

 

In Literacy, we will begin by talking about our own families and houses, and discussing the similarities and differences between ourselves and our new friends. We will then be using a Talk 4 Writing approach to learn the story of The Three Little Pigs. We will learn to retell the story off my heart, and identify key features such as characters and settings. We will then be exploring alternative versions of the story, such as The Three Little Wolves. 

 

In Maths, we will be practicing our counting skills, and securing our numeral recognition to 10. We will also be exploring sorting and classifying, and identifying which groups have more/less. For example, we will be sorting our new friends by hair colour, gender and eye colour and then identifying which group has the most. 

 

For more information, please find our Weekly Learning Letters and Topic Grids below!

 

Autumn 2

This term our theme is:
Let's Celebrate?
 
We are looking forward to another busy term!  This term we will be introducing children's personal challenge books for their independent learning time. 

 

In phonics, we will be recapping the sounds already introduced and will continue to practice our blending and segmenting skills. We will then begin learning our next set of sounds, focusing on recognising and writing these sounds, and identifying words that start with them.

l h r j v y w z q x sh ch th.  

 

We will begin to learn some 'tricky words' that cannot be read by blending and simply have to be remembered. These will include the words:-

the I no go into my like
 

We will be learning about the celebrations that take place around Bonfire night and will be learning about the festival of Diwali.  We will then think about our own birthdays and discuss how different families undertake celebrations and traditions.  We will then move on to learn about how different people around the world celebrate Christmas, comparing this with the way our own families celebrate it. 
 

In Maths, we will be continuing to practice our counting skills, and securing our numeral recognition to 10 using the Numberblocks programmes. We will also be exploring sorting and classifying, and identifying which groups have more/less.

We will be matching numerals and objects and finding one more and one less.  

 

Our Nativity story this year will be 'Shine Star Shine' and in RE we will be thinking about why Christians act out Nativity plays. 

 

EYFS Room

EYFS Room 1

Learning in the EYFS

Outside Learning

First visit to Church and looking for signs of Autumn

Making tasty pig faces

EYFS Welly Walk

World book day - our grown-ups joined us!

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  • 8 Market Road, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 1QW
  • Telephone: 01752 337912
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