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1 Reception Curriculum Evening

2 Activities within the EYFS are based on what children already know about and can do. They recognise children s different interests and needs. Sometimes activities are planned for particular groups of children depending upon their particular learning needs and interests. Activities are also planned where the children can use resources to initiate and develop their own learning.

3 In Cherry class these areas of learning often overlap as we learn about our current topics. This term we have been learning about ourselves through our All about Us topic. There has been a strong focus on personal, social and emotional development. For example, getting to know each other and getting to know how school works. In term 2 we will be focusing on the 7 areas of development within the theme which the children choose.

4 There are 7 areas in the Foundation Stage curriculum: Personal, social and emotional development Physical development Communication and language Literacy Mathematics Understanding the world Expressive art and design

5 Give opportunities for children to speak and listen Follow instructions and answer how and why questions Talk about matters of interest Listen in a range of situations Express themselves effectively Encouraged to talk about ideas and events

6 Physical development In the first two terms we develop the children s spatial awareness and basic skills of moving by getting them to explore the space around them and moving using different parts of their body. This is also developing their control and co-ordination in movement and showing them how to improve these skills.

7 Physical development P.E. is timetabled twice a week to help develop each area of physical development Games Dance Gymnastics Athletics

8 Physical development Physical development in Reception does not just involve timetabled P.E. lessons but also builds on developing their: Fine and gross motor skills Co-ordination Understanding of a healthy lifestyle

9 Literacy In literacy, we learn the letter sounds and begin to use them to build words.

10 Literacy We will also work on: Learning the letter names and letter formation Blending c a t (Reading) Segmenting c r a sh (Writing)

11 Literacy Writing Begin to use their phonic knowledge to write regular and irregular words Opportunities to mark make Write simple sentences

12 Literacy Reading Listen to and enjoy a range of texts Begin to understand how information can be found from a range of texts Use their phonic knowledge to read regular and irregular words

13 Literacy Literacy is a great subject to support at home and when you are out and about. Eye spy using the letter name and sound Support them to recognise sounds on sign posts Encouraging them to join in with key phrases in their favourite bedtime stories

14 Home Reading Books Our hope is that you read with and to your child as often as possible. We recommend at least 3 to 4 times a week. Please remember to record in reading diaries. Please include date and name.

15 Mathematics Numbers Count reliably up to 20 objects Order numbers correctly to 20 Be able to say one more or one less than a given number Add and subtract single digit numbers using objects Begin to double, halve and share

16 Mathematics Space, shape and measure Begin to use everyday language to talk about: Size Weight Time Money Recognise, create and describe patterns Use mathematical terms to describe 2D and 3D shapes

17 Mathematics Mathematics is a great subject to support at home. It is all around us from playing with foam numbers in the bath, to describing the different 3D shapes in their environment.

18 Mathematics Whilst you are shopping ask you child to: Find a big box Get one more can Find the 2 pence coin

19 Understanding the world Your children will be learning about: People and communities Discussing past and present events Talking about similarities and differences between themselves and others The world Exploring the environment they live in Make observations of animals and plants, explaining why some thing occur and talking about changes Use and explore a variety of materials

20 Understanding the world Technology Recognise that a range of technology is used in home and school Use a range of programs on the computers Show an interest in technological toys such as ipads, cameras, beebots and headsets The children learn how to use the equipment independently as well as using it to help support their learning.

21 Expressive arts and design Expressive arts and design involves: Singing songs Music Dance Exploring materials Experimenting with colour and texture

22 Expressive arts and design Expressive arts and design enables the children to use what they have learnt about media and materials in imaginative ways. They are encouraged to express their ideas, thoughts and feelings through art, technology, role play and stories.

23 Personal, social and emotional development Making relationships Develop self-confidence and self-awareness Manage their feelings and behaviour

24 Personal, social and emotional development This area is a major focus in the first two terms where the children are encouraged to become more comfortable and independent in their new surroundings.

25 Personal, social and emotional development Children are taught to: Play co-operatively, taking turns with others Gain confidence to try new activities Work as part of a group and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations. As well as developing a strong and positive sense of self-identity

26 It is essential that we recognise the importance of learning through play. Play takes place both inside and outside the classroom.

27 A single play activity is often developing many skills simultaneously including: Making choices Stating preferences Problem solving Developing independence Physical development Persistence Building confidence Language development Developing social skills

28 In play children develop the necessary skills of learning. They learn how to learn. These skills can then be transferred and used to help them acquire the knowledge based content of the National Curriculum throughout their school career. Children need these foundations to be able to achieve their full potential.

29 Assessment Baseline Observations Keywords Photographs Children s work Hearing children read Pupil progress meetings

30 Helping at Home Education City Bug Club

31 Toca Monsters choose food etc. This app is more about enjoyment. Woodblocks can build things. Connected to internet will give you an outline. Realistic ball will roll off. 2create a story they have this on the computer and love it! Bee bots - programming Hairy letters and hairy phonics Phonics with letter lillies Mr Potato Head - take photos and animations Angry Birds distance Morfo take picture of child make them into a superhero, animal. Can add voices. Peppa s paintbox brilliant for letter formation Tic tac toe Story book film or record them story telling TwinklLTE select cursive Maths, age 3-5 and Maths age 4-6 variety of maths activities Phonic street good for understanding and following instructions Magic spell

32 Hide and seek Other Ideas

33 Sounds/phonemes Look on the Bridlewood website for support with phonics

34 Buddying

35 Please remember: ~ Parents Evening - Wednesday 19 th and Thursday 20 th October ~ End of term drop in Friday 21 st October pm ~ Family phonics sessions - November (you will be invited to attend a phonics teaching session in Cherry Class)

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