Please see the attached curriculum map for details on the topics your child will be learning at school. If you have any queries about any of the topics, please feel free to contact the school or speak to your child's class teacher to find out more.
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A guide to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage.
EYFS Parent/Carer Information Session
Please see the below information for more detail about what your child will be learning this term.
Autumn Term 1
This term we will be reading ‘This is Our House’. Through this story we will explore the rhythm and language of the text. We will learn new vocabulary and use this to inform our own writing. We will teach the children the sounds for the alphabet through our RWI lessons, as this is the beginning stage for reading. We will also develop the children’s fine motor skills and will teach them how to write the sounds.
We will be covering these areas of learning in Literacy over the term:
- print has meaning.
- print can have different purposes.
- we read English text from left to right and from top to bottom.
- the names of the different parts of a book.
- spot and suggest rhymes.
- count or clap syllables in a word.
- recognise words with the same initial sound, such as money and mother.
Vocabulary – story, information, book, front cover, title, pages
Vocabulary for story language – once upon a time, one sunny day, happily ever after, suddenly
Time words – first of all, next, after that, finally, in the end
In Mathematics children will be taught a range of mathematical skills. We will focus on deepening their understanding through exploring a number a week to secure a good understanding of the numbers to 10. We will use Numicon to develop children’s mathematical understanding. We will focus on a number a week and explore it through lots of different concrete materials to secure the children’s understanding of what that number looks like.
We will be covering these areas of learning in Mathematics over the term:
-White Rose Block Just like me!
-White Rose Block It’s me, 1, 2, 3!
-White Rose Block Light and Dark.
Vocabulary - more, less, number, count, zero, one, two, three……
Vocabulary – weight, height, length, pattern, pictures, circle, oblong, square, rectangle, triangle…..
Understand and use language of comparison e.g wider/narrower longer/shorter taller/shorter widest/narrowest
Order, next, forwards, backwards, more, less, fewer, altogether, equals, the same as
Vocabulary – talks about significant times of the day e.g. home time, lunchtime, snack time, bed time. Know the name of the days of the week and say them in order
Before, after, yesterday, today, tomorrow
PSED (Physical, Social, Emotional Development)
During this term, children will be encouraged and supported to form relationships with their new teachers and peers. We will also develop their self-confidence and they will be encouraged to learn the rules for their new class.
We will be covering these areas of learning in PSED over the term:
Words for developing self-confidence and self-esteem – proud, going, to, can do, try, goal succeed, now, before, after, next
Vocabulary for working together and relationships – hello, please, play with, watch, copy, smile, build, make, feel, give, take, ask, tell, share
Positive adjectives – active, kind, thoughtful, friendly, careful, confident, creative, helpful, considerate, strong, quick, courageous, artistic, warm, musical, gentle, caring
Communication and Language
Throughout this term, our children will be supported to develop their communication and language skills. We will plan a range of lessons where we support the children’s listening and attention skills. We will also develop the children’s understanding and will give them enough time to develop their speaking skills.
We will be covering these areas of learning in Communication and Language over the term:
Vocabulary – use an increasing range of vocabulary appropriately, understanding the meaning of new words
Vocabulary - use past, present and future tenses – in conversations with peers/adults about themselves and their experiences, activities, ideas and events
Understanding the World
Children will learn about their families and their Communities. We will also learn about the world in which they live and will explore technology. We will be celebrating family with a party and then thinking about celebrations such as Christmas and Guy Fawkes night.
We will be covering these areas of learning in Understanding of the World over the term:
Vocabulary – North/South pole – snow, iceberg, snow cap mountain, ridge, avalanche
Northern lights - waterfall, sea/ocean, whale, aurora (bright coloured skies – green, orange)
Desert/rainforest - cactus, sand dune, canopy, tree
Vocabulary for expressing feelings – happy, cheerful, glad, excited, joyful, sad, miserable, gloomy, angry, worried, anxious, frightened, scared, nervous
Children will have a range of opportunities to develop their fine motor and gross motor skills. We will also teach the children how to be healthy and safe. They will explore large and small equipment in our indoor and outdoor provision. They will be supported to take risks in the way that they move on and around equipment. In our weekly indoor provision, we will have a finger gym to focus on developing their fine motor skills.
We will be covering these areas of learning in Physical Development over the term:
- regular physical activity.
- healthy eating.
Vocabulary – language of movement linked to body parts and how they move
Vocabulary linked to foods and food groups at the snack table, body parts, exercise and effects on the body, dressing skills,
Expressive Arts and Design
Children will be encouraged to share and express their creativity in a range of ways and through fun and creative activities.
We will be covering these areas of learning in Expressive Arts and Design over the term:
Vocabulary – join, assemble, construct, model, build, design, screwing, building, balancing, threading, slotting, structure, model, tall, taller, tallest, big small
Vocabulary for designing and making – recycled, paper, cardboard, plastic, foil, polystyrene, natural, man-made, waterproof, construct, build, assemble, join, plan, design, structure, thick thin