SUMMER TERM - Our Learning
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
During learning and playtime children will be encouraged to take steps to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. finding a compromise when disagreeing on ideas and sharing resources. We will continue to talk about expressing our feelings and clarify that all of them are understandable and acceptable. ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ will help us to think of mindful and unmindful behaviour and how we can us our kind words to ask for help, share equipment and make positive steps to reflect on our mistakes. Our ‘Moving On’ topic will support children with the transition to reception and the help the younger children understand growing and changes.
Fine motor development is another main focus area in Early Years; therefore we will support the children to increase control using various mark making tools and will support them with the correct pencil grip. Supporting children to use the big playground equipment safely with others. We will continue to learn about the importance of eating a healthy range of foods to keep us physically fit and well.
Communication and Language
Later on ‘Rosie’s Walk’ will support sharing of experiences such as using maps, various forms of transport, eating new foods, visiting new and distant destinations. We will focus on using language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations. Playing ‘I spy’ will help children become more confident in hearing and saying the initial sound in words.
On a daily basis, we will share rhymes, books and stories from many cultures. Our focus stories are going to be: ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, ‘Rosie’s walk’, ‘I Could Be, You Could Be’ and ‘The Train Ride’. From these stories we will continue to recognise familiar letters, words, signs, revisiting rhyming words and sequencing stories. In Phonics, we will be sounding out short words and linking sounds to the letters of the alphabet.
We will be continuing to incorporate appropriate positional language within the environment during learning sessions and outdoor play. Consolidate comparisons in shape, size, weight and capacity with objects from the ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ story. We have been promoting confident counting with objects and actions; combined with recognising corresponding numbers. Talking and identifying patterns in our environment and using informal language like ‘pointy’, spotty’, ’blobs’, leading onto repeating patterns and symmetry using paints, objects and natural resources.
Understanding the World
In the second half of the term, we be reading our second focused book ‘Rosie’s Walk’. We will encourage children to talk about their own experiences and community life, Travelling the world and of family occupations. Our work will include many opportunities for the children to raise questions and make links with the world around them.
Expressive Arts and Design
We will be exploring different media and find out what happens when we mix various materials such as sand, paint and sawdust. Use music will help the children initiate new combinations of movement and gestures. We will becoming familiar with a number of songs, which will include ‘The Ants Go Marching’ and ‘There’s a Tiny Caterpillar’.
Islamic month of Ramadan
Trips and Special Events
Sports Day, Teddy Bear Picnic
Please bring water bottles, sunhats and apply sunscreen when the weather is hot.