In the first part of the Autumn Term we are going to be learning all about ourselves and our families. We will get to know the children in our class and learn the routines. We will all be learning to listen to each other and respond appropriately. We will be naming different parts of the body and drawing pictures of ourselves. We will talk about who is in our family, where we live and the sorts of things we do with our family. We will talk about healthy eating, sorting foods that are healthy and foods that are treats. We will also be finding out about our other senses of hearing, seeing, touching and smelling. We will be learning the sounds of lots of letters and begin to blend them together to read words. All children will be doing lots of counting - in number rhymes, counting objects and counting things such as claps or jumps.
In the second part of Autumn Term we are going to be learning all about different colours. We will talk about colours that are usually associated with different celebrations eg orange for Halloween and red and green for Christmas. We will use colour charts to match the colour of something and find out what the shade has been named. We will be looking at the colours of plants and observing the change of colour as Autumn turns into Winter. We will be mixing our own colours and using them to paint rainbows trying to use the correct colour names of the rainbow. We will talk about the sights and sounds of fireworks. Each Friday we will ask children to bring in something small that is a given colour or wear a sticker, hair band or socks that are the colour.
Our theme will end with our Christmas celebrations which will involve lots of colours and lights.
We believe that all our children have the right to
Powerful learning experiences – Feel safe and be happy – Be treated as individuals
We work together to respect
Everyone in our community regardless of difference
We realise that we all have a responsiblity to
Make the best contribution we can