Curriculum information for Spring 2024 (February to March 2024)

 

Curriculum Information Sheet - SPRING 2024 (2nd half term)

PRIME AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT - I will be learning to:

 

Personal, Social and Emotional

Develop an understanding of their own feelings, and those of others;

Set and work towards simple goals, and give focused attention;

Be confident to try new activities;

Show independence, resilience and perseverance in the face of a challenge;

Be aware of boundaries and know right from wrong;

Manage own basic hygiene and personal needs;

Understand the importance of healthy food choices;

Work and play co-operatively, and take turns;

Form positive attachments to adults and friendships with peers;

Show sensitivity, their own needs and to other's needs.

 

Communication and Language

Listen attentively and respond to what they hear with relevant questions comments and actions;

Ask questions to clarify their understanding and make comments;

Hold conversations with peers and adults;

Offer own ideas and explanations using recently introduced vocabulary;

Express own ideas and feelings about their experiences.

 

Physical Development

Develop gross motor skills;

Negotiate space and obstacles safely;

Demonstrate strength, balance and co-ordination;

Move energetically, such as running, jumping, hopping, dancing, climbing;

Develop fine motor skills;

Hold pencil effectively in preparation for fluid writing;

Use a range of small tools including scissors, paint brushes and cutlery;

Begin to show accuracy and care when drawing.

 


 

SPECIFIC AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT - I will be learning to:

Literacy;

Demonstrate understanding by retelling stories and narratives;

Use and understand recently introduced vocabulary in discussions and roleplay;

Anticipate key events in stories;

Begin to link sounds to letters;

Begin to write recognisable letters and write my name.

 

Mathematics;

Develop a deep understanding of numbers to 10;

Recognise 2D and 3D shapes;

Using everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity and length.

 

Understanding the World;

Talk about lives of people around me and their roles in society;

Developing an understanding of the similarities and differences between things in the past and now;

Understanding the past through books;

Describe the immediate environment;

Know some similarities and differences between different religious and cultural communities in this country;

Explain some differences between life in this country and life in other countries;

Explore the natural world around them and know some similarities and differences;

Understanding some processes and changes in the natural world including the seasons and changing states of matter.

 

Expressive Art and Design:

Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques;

Experiment with colour, design, texture, form and function;

Share my creations;

Invent, adapt and recount narratives and stories with peers;

Sing a range of nursery rhymes and songs;

Try to move in time to music and perform songs, rhymes and stories with others.

 


 

YOU CAN HELP ME BY:

Discussing topics;

Looking and adding photos and comments to my online journal (Tapestry);

Talking about what happens in spring;

Looking at what is happening to the trees and plants;

Encouraging me to be active and eat healthy food;

Bringing in fruit at snack time;

Telling Playschool about the things I like to do;

Sending me into Playschool in suitable clothes and footwear;

Reading stories to me;

Making sure I bring a coat to Playschool.

 


 

OUR TOPICS:

19th-23rd Feb - Weather

26th Feb-1st March - Houses/Technology

4th-8th March - Houses/Mother's Day

11th-15th March - Spring

18th-22nd March - Spring/Easter/Eid-al Fitr

25th - 28th March - Spring/Easter/ Eid-al-Fitr

 


 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday 19th Feb - Playschool reopens

Sunday 20th March - Mother's Day

Sunday 20th March - Ramadan begins

Thursday 28th March - Playschool closes for the Easter Holidays

Friday 29th March - Good Friday

Sunday 31st March - Easter Sunday

Monday 1st April - Easter Monday

Tuesday 9th - Wednesday 10th April Eid-al-Fitr

Monday 15th April - Playschool reopens