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Key Text Autumn 1


Early Years Writing


Learning Values


Sound Blending


Meet The Teacher


Walk to School


learning values

Learning Values: Characteristics of Learning - Harmonious and Engaged. Being Curious and Good Listening


learning values

S.M.S.C: Good Choices We will be discussing the importance of making good choices.


Communication and Language
Listening and Attention
  • We will be telling stories about families and about things that we like and can do. We will be encouraging children to talk using full sentences. Children will have opportunities to talk in small groups about things they like/dislike. They will be encouraged to listen and respond to each other.
  • Key Questions:
    • Can I listen to stories with increasing attention on and recall?
    • Can I listen to others, one to one or in small groups, when conversation interests me?
  • Children will listen to stories and conversations and demonstrate their understanding through comments and actions.
  • Key Questions:
    • Can I talk about the main events in a story?
    • Can I begin to respond to ‘how’ and ‘why questions?
    • Can I follow a set of simple instruc ons?
  • Children will be encouraged to speak in full sentences, when sharing their ideas. They will also be encouraged to respond to questions and others’ ideas in conversations.
  • Key Questions:
    • Can I retell a simple past event in the correct order?
    • Can I begin to use more complex sentences to link thoughts?
    • Can I use a range of tenses and a wider range of vocabulary?
    • Can I ask for help when I need it?
Physical Development
Can I manage my own self care?
  • The children will be expected to be responsible for their own belongings, for taking themselves to the toilet, remembering to wash their hands and changing their shoes for P.E.
Can I hold a pencil and scissors correctly?
  • Developing fine motor skills is important, as without strong hands, it is difficult to hold a pencil and use scissors correctly. We encourage all children to adopt a ‘tripod’ pencil grip, and gently correct children using other grips.
Can I move in different ways?
  • The children will be exploring our equipment and environment e.g. how to use the climbing frame, bikes etc.
We will be promoting a love of reading and the importance of valuing books to learn and enthral us. We look at books and listen to stories daily.
  • Can I listen to stories with increasing attention and recall? Can I describe main story settings, events and principal characters?
  • Can I show interest in illustrations and print in books and print in the environment?
  • Can I recognise familiar words and signs such as own name and advertising logos?
  • Can I look at books independently?
Children will be learning how to say and read the sounds that individual letters make, during their daily phonics sessions. We follow the Read Write Inc phonics scheme.
  • Can I match some letters to their sound?
  • Can I recognise my name?
Recognising and writing our name is a vital skill and is something that we will be practising daily through our self- registration and when we name our work.
  • Can I write my own name?
During our phonics sessions, children will be learning how to form some of the letters of the alphabet.
  • Can I form some letters correctly?
Understanding the world
People and Communities
  • Can I talk about my family?
  • Can I remember and talk about significant events in my own experience?
  • Can I recognise and describe special times or events for family or friends?
The World
  • Children are naturally curious and we will be encouraging children to share and extend their knowledge about the world around them.
    • Can I comment and ask questions about aspects of my familiar world such as the place where I live or the natural world?
    • Can I talk about some of the things I have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects?
    • Can I talk about why things happen and how things work?
  • We aim to develop children’s use of technology through their play, using a variety of toys and computer programs.
  • Do I know how to operate simple equipment e.g. turns on CD player and use a remote control?
  • Can I show an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects such as cameras or mobile phones?
  • Counting objects accurately requires lots of practise!
  • Can I count up to 10 objects and begin to count beyond 10?
  • Can I count out up to six objects from a larger group?
  • Can I select the correct numeral to represent 1 to 5, 1 to 10 , then 10-20 objects?
Shape, Space and Measure
  • Children will learn about shapes and sizes through a range of practical activities.
  • Can I show interest in shapes in the environment? Can I begin to talk about the shapes of everyday objects, e.g. ‘round’ and ‘tall’?
  • Can I begin to use mathematical names for ‘solid’ 3D shapes and ‘flat’ 2D shapes?
  • Can I order two or three items by length or height?
Expressive arts and design
Exploring & Using Media & Materials
  • Can I begin to build a repertoire of songs and dances?
  • Can I explore the different sounds of instruments?
  • Can I explore what happens when I mix paint colours?
Being Imaginative
  • Can I engage in imaginative role-play based on my own first-hand experiences?
  • Can I create simple representations of events, people and objects?
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Learning to get along and make friends is an essential life skill.
  • Can I demonstrate friendly behaviour, initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults?
  • Can I follow the school rules and be polite and friendly?
  • Can I play with or alongside other children and take turns?
  • Can I be confident to talk to other children when playing, and can I communicate freely about own home and community.?
  • Can I show confidence in asking adults for help?

RS – Mrs Sanchez

RW – Miss Winyard

RSH – Miss Sharpe

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