Welcome to Early Years! We have 3 experienced teachers, Miss Pateman, Mrs Humber and Mr Lester, and are also supported by our fantastic team of teaching assistants. We have a huge learning space to explore and make the most of every day, spread across three classrooms and our outdoor area. We split into smaller groups with specific adults for parts of the day, and learn through a mixture of adult-led and child-led learning.
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Child Initiated Learning - we have had the chance to try out a huge range of activities linked to learning, our own individual interests and our focus story, Whatever Next. As a result we have developed and widened our friendship circles, enabling us to engage with our environment and improve our speaking and listening skills. Many of us have made fantastic progress because of this. We always look forward to finding out what new activities and challenges have appeared in our classrooms each day and are also keen to find new ways to explore, use and play with the equipment and resources around us.
Communication & Language - We will be exploring rhyming words and the language of size this half-term, all linking in with the story of The Three Little Pigs. In particular, we will be focussing on Nick Sharatt’s fantastic version of the story. We will be visited by our (virtual) Mystery Story Teller to help develop our understanding of stories and give us the chance to discuss stories we know. We will also continue to develop our vocabulary through our Word of the Week. This half-term we will be focussing on scientific language, using words like waterproof, reflective, transparent and opaque.
Personal, Social & Emotional Learning - This half-term we will be meeting our next learning superhero, Claudia Curiosity, whose powers are questioning, exploring, risk taking and challenging. We will continue to develop our co-operative and turn-taking skills through lots of turn-taking games and discussion, as well as acting out our stories in small groups.
Physical Development - In our weekly PE sessions with Mr Butler, we will continue to develop our spatial awareness, finding space, moving towards and away from each other, and travelling and stopping with control. We will also be visiting Fairlands Park to help develop our physical gross motor skills. Finally, we will be continuing with our ‘Marvellous Mark Making’ sessions, both inside and outside, to practice our fine motor skills.