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Our Learning

In our class we do lots of our learning through hands on play. We work on objectives from the EYFS Development Matters Document and our Individual Education Health Care Plans.

 

Our learning is linked to the topic we are focusing on and books that we enjoy as a class.

 

2020 - 2021

Our Topics this year are as follows:

Autumn 1 - All about me (Recovery curriculum) and Rhythm and Rhyme

Autumn 2 - Blast Off

Spring 1 - Will you read me a story?

Spring 2 - Mini Beasts

Summer 1 - Amazing Animals

Summer 2 - Adventurers

 

Fine Motor

We work on fine motor activities daily to help strengthen and coordinate our small muscles. Our hands and eyes work together to complete a variety of tasks. This helps improve our concentration and ultimately our ability to copy and write independently.

English 

We are developing our language skills by taking part in phonics sessions and lessons based around key books. We use the books we share to help us build our vocabulary, use our imaginations, sequence events and write for ourselves.  We spend time working on our early listening skills and sound discrimination. For those of us who are ready we work on phonics. 

Maths

During Maths lessons the children's understanding is supported by the use of symbols, manipulatives and hands on practical activities. We spend lots of time building our understanding of numbers and counting. We also work with shape, measures, time and sorting.

Speech and Language

We have a daily speech and language group. A vocabulary group that uses a Word Aware approach as well as following a plan devised by our school speech and language therapist.

 

We also all have individual speech and language targets that are addressed through 1:1 daily learning sessions with trained staff.

Topic

Our Topic changes regularly and is determined by the children's interests. We use our topic to choose books that we will focus on and plan activities such as art, music, exploring our world and cooking. 

Sensory Time

We have daily access to our school sensory room which the children enjoy spending time in. We also incorporate multi-sensory approaches into all of our learning.

Sensory tools/toys, activities and approaches are beneficial for building understanding, vocabulary, regulating emotions and providing feedback to our bodies to help us concentrate.

We often incorporate specific sensory approaches for individual children based on their needs and advice from specialists.

Physical Education

Our PE sessions are planned using the EYFS Development Matters, The National Curriculum and The Smart Moves Programme. Activities are differentiated to meet each child's physical and developmental needs. We also spend time working individually with children on an individual exercise plan to work on targets that they have been given by Occupational Therapists.

Outdoor Learning

We are fortunate to be able to learn about the environment through our Outdoor Learning. We love being outdoors and will often put our wellies and coats to explore the weather, changing seasons, creatures and plants. We head outdoors at least once a week and enjoy looking after our environment.

Outdoor Learning

We are fortunate to be able to learn about the environment through our Outdoor Learning. We love being outdoors and will often put our wellies and coats to explore the weather, changing seasons, creatures and plants. We head outdoors at least once a week and enjoy looking after our environment.

PSHE

Miss Beastall visits our class to teach us PSHE. We have spent a day focusing on Mental Heath and another day talking about Friendship. We listen to stories and share ideas and feelings with our classmates.

 

In Autumn 2, we have thought about respect and the importance of families.