Hungry Caterpillars Class
Curriculum for SPRING Term 1
This half term our topic is ‘People who help us.’
The children will continue to choose a book from the class library each week. The ch children will share a story with an adult 1:1 and change their book weekly. Please share stories with g your children at home, as often as you can. We will continue Phase 1 of the letters and sounds programme. This phase continues to develop listening and speaking skills. This phases focuses on helping children to become attuned to the sounds around them and begin to develop oral blending and segmenting. You can try this a home.
For example; segmenting simple words during play and asking the children what you have said. Can you s-i-t? Can the children blend the word you have segmented? We will enjoy stories around our topic, exploring fiction and non-fiction books around ‘People who help us.’
The children will continue to develop their gross and fine motor skills which will promote mark making. Each morning the children have access to various activities, which promote their fine motor skills and encourage strength in their fingers. There will be various opportunities for the children to make marks, both inside and outside.
We will continue to strengthen our counting skills through singing number songs and counting objects, claps, jumps or steps. We will continue to work on recognising numbers and shapes.
We will be exploring the different people that can help us within our community. We hope to have a visit from a local Police office and the local Fire Brigade. The children will also celebrate Chinese New Year.
Lessons will take place every Friday. Initially the children will change into plimsolls only. Therefore, they will need a pair of named plimsolls in school.
Please share stories with your children as often as you can. Sharing stories with your children helps them to develop an interest in books and reading, which is very important in early childhood. Please make a note in your child’s reading diary about the story you share with them. The children can change their books as often as they like.
Drop off information
We are now encouraging you to drop your child off at the Nursery door, so they can put their own coat away, find their name independently and go into the classroom.