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Curriculum

 

We aim to make our curriculum as exciting and relevant to the children as possible, in terms of their needs and understanding.

Our lessons are planned to include lots of opportunities for turn taking, 

co-operation and rehearsal of vocabulary skills, sentence structure and phonetical knowledge.

 

Communication skills are paramount in enabling our children to access their learning and participate in school life. All children have personalised social, language and communication targets. Time for communication is built in to all learning opportunities, such as our toast and chat time in the morning.

 

ICT is embedded in all of the curriculum to enrich and enhance learning.

 

Our classroom is set up with many areas of independent continuous provision learning stations to support children in developing their skills across all areas of the the curriculum and to facilitate both independent and social learning opportunities. 

These learning station areas include sand, water, small world, role play, construction, creative and expressive arts, iPads, reading, writing, drawing, puzzles and floor activities.

 

We also have a selection of focused adult led games and learning jobs available for the children to further enhance their learning and development. These activities include fine motor games and jobs, jigsaws, computer learning games, pattern matching, threading, sewing, cooking and a variety of fun learning board games.

 

During our morning sessions, at least one of our staff members will be working with children on an English or Maths activity. Our other team members will usually be working within the continuous provision areas in a variety of ways, scaffolding different levels of learning that focus on the development of different skills. Much of our learning takes place in a paired session or one to one basis.

 

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Maths

 

This term, we will be...

 

  • Learning about the place value of numbers to 100
  • Length and height
  • addition, subtraction
  • Solving real-life Maths problems

 

We practice Maths skills regularly using a range of practical and everyday Maths equipment so that we can can use numbers in lots of different ways.

 

Our favourite Online Maths Sites...

www.ict.games.com 

www.mathsplayground.com

www.shepherdssoftware.com

 

 

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Using practical equipment to help us understand place value

 

 

 

English

 

This term, we will be...

 

  • covering a range of skills which will be linked to our topic theme                 'Circle of Life'
  • covering a range of skills, including speaking and listening.
  • reading and writing alphabet letter names and letter sounds (phonics).
  • developing our reading and comprehension skills.
  • writing extended sentences.

 

Our favourite English Websites are...

www.sheppardssoftware.com

www.ictgames.com

www.educationcity.com

Who is...

The King of the Tiny Things?

Where does the King of the Tiny Things live?

When would you see The King of the Tiny Things?

Why is there such a thing as The King of the Tiny Things?

What are Tiny Things?

Where would you find a Tiny Thing?

How would you know if you have met the King of the Tiny Things?

 

"Follow me, follow me, follow me!"

 

This term our core book is the enchanting tale

"The King of the Tiny Things"

by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward

We have made a small world for our King of Tiny Things.

We have made a small world for our King of Tiny Things. 1
We have made a small world for our King of Tiny Things. 2
We have made a small world for our King of Tiny Things. 3
We have made a small world for our King of Tiny Things. 4

We have been predicting what might happen next in the story.

 

P.E.

 

This term, we will be...

 

  • learning how to use and control our bodies in different ways safely on the gymnastics equipment.
  • giving and listening to feedback from others to improve our work.

 

We have P.E. every week so it is very important that a P.E. kit is always in school. 

 

P.E. kit is: black shorts or leggings, white t-shirt and trainers or black pumps.

 

Religious Education

As part of our learning about special places, we went to visit All Saints Church.

 

Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEALs)

 

Our theme this term is: 

"Good to be me" 

 

This term we will be taking part in activities that will help us to...

 

  • reflect on ourselves as individuals
  • develop our social communication skills
  • develop positive interactions and friendships
  • take responsibility
  • develop feelings of confidence
  • nurture the belief that 'what you do makes a difference'

 

 

There are opportunities and resources available around the Oak class room for children to engage in additional independent and focused learning opportunities to further develop their fine motor, numeracy, language, communication and social skills and to enhance their learning in all areas of the curriculum.

 

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