SPRING TERM - Our Learning
Personal, Social and Emotional development
We will become familiar with a range of feelings and emotions such as sadness, happiness, cross, lonely, scared or worried. We will take part in activities that require collaboration, such as parachute activities and ring games.
Communication and Language
This term we will be using repeated refrain and anticipate key events and phrases in rhymes and stories. We will also be acting out ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ in sequence, using a puppet theatre. We will share rhymes, books and stories from many cultures, sometimes using languages other than English. We will understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions whilst discussing practical experiences and comparing traditional stories.
For fine motor skills we will be focussing on our pencil grip and cutting skills. In PE we will be focussing on moving in different ways (hopping, skipping, jumping etc.) and supporting gross motor development.
During our ‘Wild at Heart’ topic we will be learning about wild animals from different parts of the world. We will be exploring the stories ‘Dear Zoo’, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and ‘Little Rabbit Foo Foo’. This term we introduce the rhythm, rhyme and alliteration aspects of the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonics program. We will begin to learn some letter names and the sound the letter makes through ‘Jolly Phonics’ songs and actions.
We will be joining in with various counting songs, rhymes and number stories. When counting we will be talking about the strategies we use to help us do our number work e.g. to work out a solution to a simple problem by using our fingers or counting aloud.
Understanding of the World
In the outdoor area, we will begin to use the ‘Mud Kitchen’ and the digging area, where we will explore the textures of various natural materials. We will be discussing how to grow plants.
Expressive Art and Design
We will read ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and explore the different materials used in the story. Props and puppets will support our imagination when singing nursery rhymes.
We will be learning about Christianity and celebrating Easter.
Please remember to label all clothing. Be sure to check the weekly Friday letter for important notices, to find out what we have been learning about in class and what we will be learning the following week.