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Term 6 - The Jungle

 

After a brief settling in period the FS1 children will become explorers in the jungle. They will take part in mask making and drumming and beat work sessions. They will learn all about indigenous people, endangered animals and why it is so important for us to save the jungles. This will be a very outdoor themed topic - so please do bring in a pair of Wellington boots, a full change of clothes and a water proof jacket so that your child can take part in the forest school style activities. 

Term 5 - Dinosaurs 

 

After a brief settling in period the children will explore the topic of Dinosaurs...and what a fabulous topic it is! Learning about dinosaurs creates endless creative learning opportunities: creating mud paint footprints, making our own fossils, bubble art, ice play, nature hunts, forest school activities etc. As well as providing lots of creative avenues, it also provides lots of opportunities for phonics and number play activities: fishing for magnetic numbers in the dinosaur swamp etc. 

 

The children will also be designing and making their very own dinosaur themed role play area in the classroom - so please keep your eyes peeled. 

 

 

If you you have any fossils, or natural history objects we would love to borrow them for a day or two, so please feel free to send them in for show and tell. Anything of value I will store in a safe place throughout the day, and only bring out during show and tell sessions. 

Term 4

 

After a brief settling in period the FS1 children will be learning about our new theme 'Growing Together'. The theme focuses on farms, planting, growing and caring for the world that we all share. 

 

We will be making our very own 'Farm Shop' in the FS1 classroom, so please feel free to pop in and have a look. Through our farm shop the children will be introduced to the concept of time, money and responsibility.

 

We will also be taking part in lots of Forest School activities; so please ensure that your child has a full change of clothes and a pair of wellington boots. We will be growing our own fruit and vegetables, and using our mathematical knowledge to measure our produce.  

Term 3 

 

After a brief settling in period, we will be teaming up with the FS2 class to learn about People Who Help Us. During the term we will explore different occuptations through play, art, and all other curriculum areas. This topic will be heavily child initiated, and I will adapt my planning accordingly to follow their level of interest in the different themes: vets, police, firefighters, teachers etc. 

 

We we will be using a selection of Maisy books to tie in with our theme and help create a love of reading. 

 

During this topic we will also be exploring how we can keep ourselves safe, this will include: The Pants Rule, Stanger Danger, brushing our teeth and personal health, and using 999 appropriately etc. 

 

This is a very important topic, as it helps to keep children safe.

Term 2

 

Our topic for Term 2 is The Gruffalo'S Child. After a brief settling in period we will explore the story and link it to all other areas of the EYFS curriculum. Please see the term 2 topic overview for more information. There will be lots of outdoor learning and Forest School activities taking place, so please ensure that you bring in a pair of Wellington boots, some waterproof clothing and a change of clothes for your child. These items can be kept in school, and will be returned before the half term breaks if required. 

 

The children will also be busy with Christmas crafts, as well as getting ready to be the chorus in our FS Nativity. More information will be given soon regarding character list and costumes. 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the FS1 page.

 

Our class topic for Term 1 will be Under the Sea which will commence after a brief settling in period.

This is wonderful topic which is jam packed with exciting learning opportunities. Children will participate in a variety of creative and sensory learning experiences:

  • water play
  • sand play
  • bubble play
  • cookery
  • paint mixing
  • colour hunts
  • problem solving
  • science experiments
  • puppet theatre and storytelling

 

This will be a term full of fun and learning. Please feel free to have a look at the document below which breaks down the topic further and contact me with any questions or suggestions.

 

 

****Please Note****

 

Every week the children will be exposed to outdoor learning experiences and Forest School style activities, therefore it is important that your child has at least one change of clothes/some lightweight waterproof clothing and a pair of wellington boots. This items need to stay in school and may be sent home at half terms if required. Please ensure that waterproofs and wellington boots are named.

 

Many thanks

 

***PARENT HANDBOOK RETURNS - updated 11.9.2017***

 

Dear parents, 

Please complete and return any outstanding Parent Handbooks to Miss Dance as soon as possible please. These are important documents: they help to keep your child safe whilst at school, and inform my planning and assessments.

 

I need all of these back by 15.9.17, at the latest.

 

 

Thanks a million,

 

Miss Dance

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