AUTUMN TERM ONE 2019

Autumn
Harvest

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Self Confidence and Self Awareness
 Separate from main carer with support
 Understanding and following new/old routines
 Promoting independence when making choices

Communication and Language
  
Understanding
 We will develop an understanding of simple concepts such as big/little
 We will provide opportunities for children to talk about what they see, hear, think and feel
 We will prompt children's thinking

Physical Development

Moving and Handling
We will motivate children to be active through music and movement
We will encourage children in their efforts to pour a drink and manipulate objects in their play

Literacy

Reading
We will encourage children to fill in the missing word eg Humpty Dumpty sat on a ........
We will focus on meaningful print such as children's names

Mathematics

Numbers
We will sing counting songs and rhymes which help to develop children's understanding of number
We will be counting objects and comparing quantities

Understanding the World

The World
We will tell stories about places and journeys
We will develop an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time


Expressive arts and design

Exploring and using Media and Materials
We will encourage and support the inventive ways in which children add or mix media
We will talk about children's growing interest in and use of colours as they begin to find differences between colours

How can you help your child?
Talk to your child about what happens at Pre-school, ask them questions and encourage them to ask you questions.
Count objects on the way to school eg "How many red cars can you see?"
Sing songs the children are learning at Pre-school

Remember: staff are always available for a chat or advice about your child.

Summer Holidays

Term ends on Friday 19th July

Pre-School reopens on Monday 2nd September


SUMMER TERM ONE 2019



Growing and Spring 



Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Managing Feelings and Behaviour

Children will be thinking about their emotions.


Children will talk about our rules and how we can make things fair


Communication and Language

Speaking

We will be encouraging the children to talk about their interests

The children will have lots of opportunities to develop their speaking and listening through a variety of activities


Physical Development


Moving and Handling

Energetic play will take place daily

Opportunities will be provided for children to practice manipulative skills


Literacy

Reading

We will focus on meaningful print eg children's names

We will be looking at Traditional stories and discussing the characters with the children


Mathematics

Numbers

We will learn numbers by singing counting songs

We will encourage children to count the things they see and do eg jumps


Understanding the World

Technology

We will be encouraging children to acquire basic skills when operating ICT equipment

We will encourage children to speculate on the reasons why things happen or how they work


Expressive arts and design

Exploring and Using Media and Materials

Children will be encouraged to experiment with blocks, colours and marks

Children will experience different painting techniques eg marble, printing, finger


How can you help your child?
Continue to talk to your child about what happens at Pre-school, ask them questions and encourage them to ask you questions.
Count objects on the way to school eg "How many red cars can you see?"
Sing songs the children are learning at Pre-school

Remember: staff are always available for a chat or advice about your child.



Ready for School in Derbyshire

The 10 keys to unlocking school readiness*

  • I can settle happily without my parent/carer
  • I can tell friends and grown-ups what I need
  • I can take turns and share when I am playing
  • I can go to the toilet on my own and wash my hands
  • I can put on my own coat and shoes and feed myself
  • I can tell a grown up if I am happy, sad or cross
  • I know that what I do and say can make others happy or unhappy
  • I am curious and want to learn and play
  • I can stop what I am doing, listen and follow simple instructions
  • I enjoy sharing books with grown ups


*If a child is developing typically for their age

World Book Day

If your child wishes, he/she may dress up as a character from a book for World Book Day on Thursday 7th March 2019

Thank you

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