In “Understanding of the World” we will begin the term by learning all about the season of Autumn. We will share the books “The Prickly Hedgehog” by Mark Ezra and “Shark in the Park on a Windy Day” by Nick Sharatt and we will use all of our senses to help us explore the topic. To help us in our learning we will create lots of autumn themed artwork.
In the second half term we will be creating some special artwork for our school art exhibition. The art will be based on the book “Octopus Socktopus” by Nick Sharratt. We will use a variety of Nick Sharratt books to help in our learning about rhythm and rhyme.
We will learn about some of the celebrations that take place during autumn to help us in our knowledge and understanding of “People and Communities.”
To support our work Literacy we will be looking at a variety of traditional fairy tales and our role play area will be themed around the story of “The Three Little Pigs”.
In Religion we will be learning that God created our wonderful world. We will learn that God created each and every one of us and that He loves us all very much. We will also learn about the story of the “Nativity” as we prepare for our special Christmas production.
Help and advice
Phonics - you can help your child to "tune" in to the different sounds in words by singing lots of Nursery rhymes, reading rhyme stories and playing games such as "I Spy with my little eye."
Mathematics - try to incorporate counting into everyday life as much as you can e.g. counting coins, counting out cutlery at mealtimes, counting steps etc.
Fine motor skills - activities such as baking, threading beads, using scissors and gluing and sticking can help develop fine motor skills. Encourage your child to sue their "pincer grip" when they are using pens and pencils.
Pencil grips are available from the Class Teacher (£1 for a pencil grip and pencil).
Please click here to read our blog - Autumn 2017
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