Curriculum information for AUTUMN 2021 - 2nd half term (November - December)

 

Curriculum Information Sheet - AUTUMN term 2021 - 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 autumn;

Talking about the different festivals and celebrations in autumn;

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:

Monday 1st November - Friday 5th November - Bonfire Night/Diwali

Monday 8th November - Friday 12th November - Using our Senses/Exploring & Investigating

Monday 15th November - Friday 19th November - Using our Senses/Exploring & Investigating

Monday 22nd November - Friday 26th November - Using our Senses/Exploring & Investigating

Monday 29th November - Friday 3rd December - Christmas/Hanukkah

Monday 6th December - Friday 10th December - Christmas

Monday 13th December - Friday 17th December - Christmas

 


 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday 1st November - Playschool Re-Opens

Thursday 4th November - Diwali

Friday 5th November - Bonfire Night

Sunday 14th November - Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 28th November/Monday 6th December - Hanukkah

Friday 17th December - Playschool closes for Christmas Holidays

Saturday 25th December - Christmas Day

Sunday 26th December - Boxing Day

Saturday 1st January 2022 - New Year's Day

Tuesday 4th January 2022 - Playschool Re-Opens