Summer Term 1 2022
ROOOOAAAARRR!!! Our new half term topic is all about dinosaurs!
An outline of what we are learning in the first half of the Spring term can be found here.
We will be linking a lot of our work to stories about dinosaurs and also finding out information about dinosaurs from non-fiction books. We will be learning all about the time when dinosaurs lived on Earth and our role play area will be turned into a dino cave!
In Maths, we will be looking at numbers beyond 10, specifically learning about teen numbers. We will also be exploring counting patterns and addition and subtraction.
In Understanding the World, we will be learning facts about dinosaurs, the names of some dinosaurs, their habitat and what they like to eat. We will be making a dinosaur swamp in the water tray and also learning about floating and sinking.
In Art and Design this half term, we will be using the primary colours to do some colour mixing. The children will also be using air drying clay to make dinosaurs and also have a go at making paper plate dinosaurs and masks. In Music we will be learning how to sing our class song, ‘The prehistoric animal brigade’.
Our PE day in the hall is on Friday and we will be doing REAL gym.
In PSED, our topics are ‘Changes’ and ‘Being Responsible’.
We are all excited for this fun half term of learning!
The Foundation Stage Team
Spring Term 2 2022
Welcome back! Hopefully the children have had a well-deserved break! It is looking a little more like Spring outside now and we are looking forward to this half term of new learning. An outline of what we are learning in the second half of the Spring term can be found here.
Our topic in Spring 2 is ‘Farms’. We will be linking a lot of our work to stories about bears such as ‘Little Red Hen’, What the Ladybird Heard’ and ‘Farmer Duck’.
We will be retelling and acting out stories, writing lists, drawing story maps and recalling the beginning, middle and end of a story.
In Maths, we will be representing 9 and 10 in different ways. We will be naming 3D shapes and talking about repeated patterns.
In Understanding The World, we will be making and tasting bread. We will be finding out what animal babies are called and going to visit a farm.
In Art and Design, we will be making farm animals using cardboard tubes and collage materials. The children will also be making cards for Mother’s Day and Easter.
Our PE day in the hall is on Friday and we will be doing REAL Dance.
In PSED, our topics are ‘Being Safe’ and ‘Relationships’.
Looking forward to another busy, but exciting half term!
Spring Term 1 2022
Welcome back! What a fantastic start to the new year! The children have settled back into school life quickly after such a long break. An outline of what we are learning in the first half of the Spring term can be found here.
Our topic in Spring 1 is ‘Bears’. We will be linking a lot of our work to stories about bears such as ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’, ‘Polar bear, Polar bear’, ‘Whatever Next!’ and ‘Goldilocks and the 3 bears’. We will be retelling and acting out stories, writing lists, drawing story maps and recalling the beginning, middle and end of a story.
In Maths, we have been recognising numbers to 10, ordering numbers and counting objects reliably. We are moving onto measures, with length, weight and capacity.
In Art and Design, we have been making rockets linked to the story ‘Whatever Next!’ and we are making bear puppets and masks.
In Physical Development we have been making dens and caves for bears inside in construction and outside using the large apparatus, and natural materials.
Our PE day in the hall is on Friday and we will be doing Real Gym.
In Life Skills, we are looking at ‘Going for goals’ and have had some good discussions about what we can do now that we couldn’t do when we were small and also what we want to get better at.
Autumn Term 2021
Welcome to William Levick!
We have enjoyed meeting and getting to know all the new children and they have all settled brilliantly. We are very much looking forward to an exciting term with the children.
Our first topic is 'All About Me'. We will be talking about our families and people who are special to us. We will also be talking about our feelings, our likes and dislikes. In the first few weeks we will practising writing our names, drawing and labelling.
In Maths we will be following the White Rose Maths in Foundation Stage. We will be matching, sorting and comparing amounts. We will be comparing size and capacities and exploring patterns.
In life skills we will be looking at 'New beginnings' and 'Being me'. We will be talking about belonging, self awareness and managing our feelings. We are also exploring the value of positivity through assemblies.
This half term we will be discussing Autumn and harvest time and linking these to activities in Art and Design.
An outline of our learning for Autumn 2 can be found here.
A full outline of what we are learning in the first Autumn term can be found here.
Summer Term 2021
In the second half term, our topic is Fairy tales.
In Literacy, we will be reading the stories ‘The Princess and the Wizard’, ‘Jack and the beanstalk’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. The children will practise recalling the stories and orally retelling them.
In Maths we will moving onto doubling, sharing and grouping, odd and even numbers and spatial reasoning.
In Expressive Arts and Design, we will be singing nursery rhymes and songs. We have a puppet theatre with puppets to retell the fairy tales and make up their own stories. The role play area will have a stage with dressing up clothes and musical instruments.
In Physical development, we will be creating an outdoor assault course and also coning off a track on playground for balance bikes and scooters.
In Understanding of the World we are going to plant some broad beans and watch them grow, linked to Jack and the beanstalk.
In PSED the unit is ‘Changes’ and we will be discussing making choices, what is fair and unfair. We will also be talking about changing year groups when we move into Year One.