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Curriculum Notes Nursery and Red Class Autumn Term 2015

 

 

Red Class

First half term topic – ‘Me and my family’             Second half term topic – ‘Fire and light’

Literacy - In the Autumn Term the main priority is to get children reading! Children begin to explore the relationship between sounds (phonemes) and letters (graphemes).  They build on prior knowledge and experience, working  through  Phases 2, 3 and beyond using  our ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme becoming, in the process,  fluent at blending and segmenting words and by the end of the autumn term most children will be familiar with all 44 sounds and have a growing repertoire of words they can read independently with confidence. They will also begin to write captions for displays and cards, and begin to identify parts of a story and link it to their own experiences. In addition children will be encouraged to develop their confidence in speaking and listening, including public speaking and performance.

Maths - During the Autumn Term children will build on their prior knowledge and experience, in developing their skills in counting and manipulating number. They will be able to recognise and manipulate 2D and 3D shapes, measure, compare, order and estimate. Children will also become familiar with units of money and time. Children will also begin to use RM maths to promote confidence and independence in mathematics.

Personal, Social, Emotional Development - There are daily opportunities to support children’s development in line with Early Learning Goals and EYFS.

Knowledge of the World – Both topics this term provide a range of opportunities to compare and contrast different customs and cultures as well as discover a variety of different animals and reflect on their habitats and their needs.

Physical Development - During the Autumn Term children will explore ways of travelling, repeating, linking and adapting simple movements and demonstrate balance using a range of equipment.

Expressive Arts & Design – Children have a wide range of creative experiences every week often linked to the topic such as investigating ‘self-portraits’. Children also have a discrete art lesson each week linked to the topic and covering a range of skills, techniques and artistic concepts.

ICT - During the Autumn Term children will become familiar with using the ICT suite. They will learn to use a variety of programs including; Paint, RM Maths and Create a story.

Homework - Sharing stories and daily reading at home is the most important aspect of homework in the Early Years.  Children also have weekend homework linked to the literacy and maths work occurring in the classroom.

 

 

Nursery

The Nursery Curriculum is not based on topics, activities are either linked to general areas of learning such as seasons and festivals or are developed from children’s interests and enquiries. There are daily literacy and maths activities, self-initiated play (both inside and outside) and a program of enrichment:

 

Morning session

Afternoon session

Monday

Drama/expressive arts,

Music, singing, rhymes

Tuesday

PE in the hall

Maths through cooking

Wednesday

Forest School/Da Capo music

3D creative art

Thursday

2D creative art

Forest School/gardening

Friday

Concentration games

ICT

 

Letters and Sounds -  Nursery children will begin phase 1 of the ‘letters and sounds’ programme while being immersed in a literacy rich environment, sound walks and an introduction to oral blending and segmenting. Children will also begin to recognise and write their names.

Maths – Children are immersed in a number rich environment. Number and counting are an important part of most activities throughout each day. For example measuring and comparing in cooking, counting children and cups at break time or how many pine cones they can find in Forest School.

 Personal, Social, Emotional Development - There are daily opportunities to support children’s personal, social and emotional development in line with Early Learning Goals and EYFS.

Knowledge of the World – The Nursery Curriculum provides a range of opportunities to compare and contrast different customs and cultures as well as discover a variety of different animals and reflect on their habitats and their needs.

Physical Development - During the autumn term children in the Nursery will focus on moving with confidence, showing control and coordination and an awareness of space using large and small scale movements.

Expressive Arts & Design – Children have a wide range of creative experiences every week. Painting, drawing, printing and model making are just some of the activities children will encounter. They will learn about colour, texture, mark making and using different tools.

ICT - During the autumn term children will begin to become familiar with using the ICT suite. They will learn to use a variety of programs including; Paint and Create a story.  They will also learn to program ‘Beebots’ and other devices.

Homework - Sharing stories is very important for young children. We encourage children to regularly take home books to share.