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Ladybirds - EYFS unit

Welcome back my Lush Ladybirds

 

I am so excited to welcome you back into class and hear about your holidays!

 

Below you will find all the information about the exciting things we will be learning in school this half term.

 

Our topic this half term is – All Creatures Big and Small.

 

English

 

In English, the children will be looking at 2 fantastic mini beast themed books. In the first few weeks we will be looking at The very hungry Caterpillar. An EYFS classic, we will be looking at the story setting and the principal character. In the latter half term, we will be reading The Very Greedy Bee and using our phonetic knowledge to spell words related to the story.

 

                                                

 

Maths

 

 

In Maths this term the children will be working on securing numbers to 10, shapes and patterns

 

Building 9-10

 

  • Counting to 9 and 10
  • Comparing numbers to 10
  • Bonds to 10
  • 3D shapes
  • Spatial awareness
  • Patterns

 

Please continue to log on to numbots at home as this really helps.

 

Understanding the World

 

In UTW this term the children will be learning about the natural world. We will look at growth, decay and changes over time. The children will research similarities and differences between animals compared to others.

 

RE

 

In RE this term the children will be answering the question: ‘Which times are special and why? The children will think about times that are special to them, their families, peers and the wider community.

 

PSHE

 

In PSHE this term, lessons will cover the theme – Healthy Me.

 

             

 

Art

 

In art the children will be exploring pattern around us. We will be experimenting with colour, pattern, and materials to produce our projects.

 

PE

PE will now be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Children should come to school in their PE kit. PE kit should consist of a plain white t shirt, plain black shorts, and trainers.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate in contacting me. You can always grab me on the door, message on class dojo or give me a ring

 

Best Regards

 

Miss Mason

Welcome back my Little Ladybirds

 

I am so excited to welcome you back into class and hear all your magical Christmas stories!

 

Below you will find all the information about the exciting things we will be learning in school this half term.

 

Our topic this half term is – Rumble in the Jungle.

 

English

 

In English, the children will be looking at 2 fantastic jungle themed books. In the first few weeks we will be exploring Elmer, an EYFS classic, We will be looking at key events in stories and anticipating what may happen next. In the latter half term, we will be reading Rumble in the Jungle and really deepening our animal knowledge.

 

 

                   

 

 

 

Maths

 

 

In Maths this term the children will be working on securing numbers to 8

 

Alive in 5 and Growing 6, 7, 8

 

  • Introducing 0
  • Pairing numbers to 5
  • Composition of 4-8
  • Compare mass
  • Compare capacity
  • Combining two amounts
  • Making pairs
  • Length and height

 

Please continue to log on to numbots at home as this really helps.

 

Understanding the World

 

In UTW this term the children will be learning about why things happen and how they work. We will look at artefacts and appreciate they can be old and used before. The children will research similarities and differences between where they live compared to others.

 

RE

 

In RE this term the children will be answering the question: ‘Which places are special and why? The children will think about places that are special to them, their families, peers and the wider community.

 

PSHE

 

In PSHE this term, lessons will cover the theme – Dreams and Goals.

 

 

Art

 

In art the children will be exploring colour and how colours can be changed. We will be experimenting with colour, design, and texture to produce our projects.

 

PE

PE will now be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Children should come to school in their PE kit. PE kit should consist of a plain white t shirt, plain black shorts, and trainers.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate in contacting me. You can always grab me on the door, message on class dojo or give me a ring

 

Best Regards

 

Miss Mason

 

Welcome back my Lovely Ladybirds!

 

I am so excited to welcome you back into class after an eventful break.

 

Below you will find all the information about the exciting things we will be learning in school this half term.

 

Our topic this half term is – Fabulous Festivals.

 

English

In English, the children will be looking at 2 very different texts. In the first few weeks we will be focusing on Funny Bones. We will look at how repetition is used in stories and start to explore resilience. In the latter half of term, we will be focusing on The Polar Express – we will use this book to study fantasy and the joy of Christmas.

 

            

 

Maths

In Maths this term the children will be working on securing number and introducing rhymes.

 

 

It’s me 1, 2, 3 and Light & Dark

 

  • Representing 1-5
  • Comparing 1, 2, and 3
  • Composition of 1-3
  • One more and one less
  • Circles and triangles
  • Shapes with 4 sides

 

Please continue to log on to Numbots at home as this really helps.

 

Understanding the World

In UTW this term the children will be learning that their similarities and differences are what connect and distinguish them from others. The children will develop an in depth understanding of the festivals they celebrate and start to research some festivals they don’t celebrate.

 

RE

In RE this term the children will be answering the question: ‘Which people are special and why? The children will think about people who are special including themselves, their families, peers and the wider community.

 

PSHE

In PSHE this term, lessons will cover the theme – Celebrating difference.

 

 

Art

In art the children will be looking at different ways of mixing colours and materials. The children will explore several methods to create their chosen colours and what materials will work best for their project.

 

PE

PE will now be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Children should come to school in their PE kit. PE kit should consist of a plain white t shirt, plain black shorts, and trainers.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate in contacting me. You can always grab me on the door, message on class dojo or give me a ring.

 

Best Regards

 

Miss Mason

Welcome back my lovely Ladybirds!

 

I am so excited to welcome you back into class after a fantastic summer break.

 

Academic year 2023/2024 here we come!

 

Below you will find all the information about the exciting things we will be learning in school this half term.

 

Our topic this half term is – Once Upon a Time.

 

English

In English, the children will be looking at traditional tales. In the first few weeks we will be focusing on The Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks & the 3 Bears and The 3 Little Pigs. We will look at how rhyme is used in stories and start to explore family dynamics. In the latter half of term, we will be focusing on The 3 Billy Goats Gruff, The Elves & the Shoemaker and Snow White – we will use these tales to study choices and their consequences.

 

          

 

Maths

In Maths this term the children will be working on securing number and introducing rhymes.

 

Getting to know you and Just Like Me

 

  • Matching
  • Sorting
  • Comparing
  • pattern
     

Please continue to log on to Numbots at home as this really helps.

 

Understanding the World

In UTW this term the children will be researching differences between their age compared to others. The children will talk about things they observe and ask questions about their familiar world. They will also be learning to appreciate significant family events and different family dynamics.

 

RE

In RE this term the children will be answering the question: ‘Which stories are special and why? The children will learn about stories special to Christians and Muslims and start to discuss similarities and differences between them.

 

PSHE

In PSHE this term, lessons will cover the theme – Being Me in my World.

 

 

Art

In art the children will be looking at different ways of making colours. The children will explore several methods to create their chosen colours.

 

PE

PE will now be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Children should come to school in their PE kit. PE kit should consist of a plain white t shirt, plain black shorts and trainers.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate in contacting me. You can always grab me on the door, message on class dojo or give me a ring

 

Best Regards

 

Miss Mason

 

 

Welcome back my lush Ladybirds!

 

I am over the moon to welcome you back into school after this short break.

 

Below you will find all the information you need for this upcoming half term.

 

Our topic this half term is – Beside the Seaside.

 

English

In English, the children will be looking at the fun stories Tiddler and Commotion in the Ocean. Two firm under water favourites! In the first few weeks we will look at Tiddler, a fun filled story about a little fish who is always running late. In the latter part of the half term, we will be looking at Commotion in the Ocean, a lovely rhyming book where we will learn about an array of sea creatures.

 

 

 

          

 

 

Maths

In Maths this term the children will be working on securing number facts within 20.

 

 

Find my pattern

On the move

 

  • Doubling
  • Sharing and grouping
  • Even and odd
  • Patterns and relationships
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Mapping

 

Please continue to log on to Numbots at home as this really helps and the children love receiving certificates in assembly.

 

Understanding the World

In UTW this term children will be researching how to care and show concern for living things and the environment. The children will explore the natural world, make observations, and draw pictures of animals and plants.

 

RE

In RE this term the children will be answering the question: What is special about our world.

 

PSHE

In PSHE this term, lessons will cover the theme – Changing Me

 

 

Art/DT

In art the children will be looking different ways of creating under water patterns. The children will design and construct pictures, both 2D and 3D using a variety of materials.

 

PE

PE this term will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Children should come to school in their PE kit. PE kit consists of a plain white t shirt, plain black shorts/joggers, and trainers. Our old Friday slot for PE will now be outside activities so I would advise joggers where possible.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate in asking. You can always grab me at drop off/pick up, message on class dojo or give me a ring.

 

Best Regards

 

Miss Mason

Welcome back my little Ladybirds!

 

 

I am extremely excited to welcome you back into school after a chocolate filled break.

 

Below you will find all the information you need for this upcoming half term.

 

Our topic this half term is – Giant Plants from Tiny Seeds.

 

English

In English, the children will be using the traditional tales – Jack and the Beanstalk and The Enormous Turnip. Two absolute classics, I’m sure you’ll agree! In the first few weeks we will look at Jack and the Beanstalk, an enchanting fairy-tale about taking advantage of opportunities that life provides you. In the latter part of the half term, we will be looking at the Enormous Turnip, a traditional folk tale educating us about the importance of teamwork and unity.

 

            

 

 

 

 

Maths

In Maths this term the children will be working on securing number facts within 20.

 

 

To 20 and beyond

First, then, now

 

  • Counting to 20
  • Comparing numbers to 20
  • Bonds to 10
  • Addition within 20
  • Subtraction within 20
  • Patterns

 

Please continue to log on to Numbots at home as this really helps and the children love receiving certificates in assembly.

 

Understanding the World

In UTW this term children will be researching growth, decay, and changes over time. The children will explore the natural world and identify features of seasonal change and changes of matter. They will also be learning about their age and the ages of people around them.

 

RE

In RE this term the children will be answering the question: where do we belong? The children will share their own family dynamics, roles and responsibilities.

 

PSHE

In PSHE this term, lessons will cover the theme – Relationships

 

 

Art/DT

In art the children will be looking different ways of creating patterns with vegetables, collage and soup making. The children will design and construct pictures, both 2D and 3D using a variety of materials.

 

PE

PE this term will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Children should come to school in their PE kit. PE kit consists of a plain white t shirt, plain black shorts/joggers, and trainers. Our old Friday slot for PE will now be outside activities so I would advise joggers where possible.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate in asking. You can always grab me at drop off/pick up, message on class dojo or give me a ring.

 

Best Regards

 

Miss Mason

Welcome back my lovely Ladybirds!

 

I am super excited to welcome you back into class after a short but sweet break.

 

Below you will find all the information you need for this upcoming half term.

 

Our topic this half term is – I am such a Bookworm.

 

English

In English, the children will be using books by Julia Donaldson for our I am such a Bookworm topic. In the first few weeks we will be focusing on The Gruffalo – the most famous book of all by Julia. It tells the story of a mouse taking a walk in the woods deceiving different predators… until he meets the Gruffalo. The story is full of bravery, trickery, and inventiveness. Following this we will focus on What the ladybird heard – another Julia Donaldson favourite. This story promotes teamwork and working together to get the job done.

 

 

           

 

 

Maths

In Maths this term the children will be working on securing number facts within 10 and introducing 3D shapes and pattern.

 

 

 

Building 9-10

 

  • Counting to 9 and 10
  • Comparing numbers to 10
  • Bonds to 10
  • 3D shapes
  • Spatial awareness
  • Patterns

 

Please continue to log on to Numbots at home as this really helps and the children love receiving certificates in assembly.

 

Understanding the World

In UTW this term children will be researching growth, decay and changes over time. The children will explore the natural world and identify features of living things. They will also be leaning about special times and events and understanding these may have happened before they were born.

 

RE

In RE this term the children will be answering the question: Which times are special and why? The children will share their own special times and learn about special times celebrated by other people.

 

PSHE

In PSHE this term, lessons will cover the theme – Healthy Me

 

        

 

 

Art/DT

In art the children will be looking different ways of creating the animals from our stories. The children will design and construct animals using a variety of materials.

 

PE

PE this term will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Children should come to school in their PE kit. PE kit consists of a plain white t shirt, plain black shorts/joggers, and trainers. Our old Friday slot for PE will now be outside activities so I would advise joggers where possible.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate in asking. You can always grab me at drop off/pick up, message on class dojo or give me a ring.

 

Best Regards

 

Miss Mason

 

Welcome back Ladybirds!

 

Miss Marples and I  are excited to welcome you back into class after an amazing break.

Below you will find all the information about the exciting things we will be learning in school this half term.

 

Our topic this half term is – Tales from Across the Sea.

English

In English, the children will be using books linked to our topic of Tales From Across the Sea. In the first few weeks we will be focusing on Tinga Tinga Tales, Why Elephant has a Trunk – which is a British animated children’s series based on African folk tales. Before Elephant had a trunk life was difficult, but with a SNAP from a crocodile the jungle animals find out good things can come from bad. In the latter half of term, we will be focusing on Giraffes Can’t Dance – which is a touching tale about a giraffe who wants nothing more than to dance. His crooked knees and thin legs make this difficult, but some encouraging words from an unlikely friend turn his dreams into reality.

 

 

                                               

 

 

Maths

In Maths this term the children will be working on securing number facts within 5 and introducing size, weight, and time.

 

 

 

Alive in 5 and growing 6, 7, 8

 

  • Introducing 0
  • Pairing numbers to 5
  • Composition of 4-8
  • Compare mass
  • Compare capacity
  • Combining two amounts
  • Making pairs
  • Length and height
  • time

Please continue to log on to Numbots at home as this really helps.

 

Understanding the World

In UTW this term the children will be researching differences between where they live compared to others. The children compare the environment, climate and who lives there. They will also be learning to appreciate certain artefacts are old and sometimes reused over time.

 

RE

In RE this term the children will be answering the question: ‘What places are special and why? The children will share their own special places, learn about places special to Christians and Muslims and start to discuss similarities and differences between them.

 

PSHE

In PSHE this term, lessons will cover the theme – Dreams and Goals.

 

 

Art/DT

In art the children will be looking at different ways of making African animals. The children will explore several methods to create their chosen animals.

PE

PE will now be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Children should come to school in their PE kit. PE kit should consist of a plain white t shirt, plain black shorts and trainers.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate in asking myself or Miss Marples.

Best Regards

Miss Mason

                                

.Term 2

This term our topic is -  A Light in the Dark.

 

English

In English this term, we will be looking at three different stories. For our first four weeks, we will focus on the book 'Stickman' by Julia Donaldson. Followed by The Nativity for three weeks and finishing with the book, 'The Snowman' for a final week of Christmas fun.

                           

We will be following our Talk for Writing scheme, beginning with learning actions to the stories, developing story maps, writing simple words and beginning to write simple sentences.

 

Maths

                                                        

 

In Maths this term our themes are:  'It's me 1,2,3!' and 'Light and Dark'. During It's me 1,2,3 the lessons will

cover: 

  • Representing 1, 2 & 3;

  • Comparing 1, 2 & 3;

  • Composition of 1, 2 & 3;

  • Circles and triangles;

  • Positional language.

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During Light and Dark the lessons will cover:

  • Representing numbers to 5;

  • One more or less;

  • Shapes with 4 sides;

  • Time.

Understanding the World.

In Understanding the World, we will be exploring celebrations. These will include:  Bonfire night, Remembrance day, Diwali and Christmas through discussions and activities. 

         

We will also be exploring our topic of A Light in the Dark.We will discuss and access activities to cover day and night, shadows, stars, nocturnal animals and hibernation. 

In RE we ask the question,  Who is special to you and why?

 

PSHE

                                                                

PSHE lessons will be covering the topic - Celebrating Differences

 

Please continue to support your children with their homework and remember to log onto Numbots and Spelling shed regularly. Homework is handed out every Wednesday and is due back the following Monday. 

 

If you require any more information, then please don't hesitate in asking.

Kind regards.

Mrs Armstrong, Miss Mason and Miss Marples.

 

 

Welcome back Ladybirds to the first term of the school year. We look forward to welcoming you back and hearing all about yourself in our topic 'Me, Myself and I'.

 

Literacy

In Literacy this term we will be looking at three stories. Our first week we will read and discuss the book 'Have you filled a bucket today?'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This will support our focus on our class routines and rules and being kind and helpful in our classroom and school.

We then move our focus to the story 'Only one you'. 

We will be discussing friendships, kindness and our favorite objects and activities. 

Lastly we move onto the story 'Super Duper you'.

 

We will focus our discussions and activities all about our ourselves and our families.

 

Maths

  

In maths this term our themes are 'Getting to know you' and 'Just like me'. These include number ryhmes, group number games, number recognition, match and sort, comparing amounts, size, mass and capacity, finishing with exploring patterns.

 

Understanding the World.

In Understanding the World we will be exploring and discussing our bodies and how we look after ourselves. We will also be sharing our likes and dislikes, discussing our families and how we change as we grow.

 

In RE we will be asking the questions 'Which stories are special and why?' and 'what is special to us?. With focuses on the bible stories David and Goliath and promises. Moving onto introducing the Qur'an.

 

Physical Development.

Our PE days are on a Wednesday and Friday and we ask parents to send their child in their PE kit on these days.

 

If you have any questions about the new term please don't hesitate to ask either Mrs Armstrong, Miss Mason or Miss Marples.

 

 

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