SPECIFIC AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT
These include the essential skills and knowledge that children need to learn.
Counting forwards and backwards is part of daily learning. There will be lots of opportunities to count objects order and to compare the size of amounts. We will be measuring ourselves and making graphs of the things we like. The children will be working out more and less of amounts.
In Reception children will take part in a weekly guided reading session. This is where 3 or 4 children each read a copy of the same book with an adult. These sessions include discussion about the stories. In addition, there will be lots of other opportunities for the children to read throughout the day.
Writing materials are available for the children to use at all times during the day, inside and outside. These opportunities help the children to have a go at writing even if it is not readable yet.
The children will be learning to write their full names with a cursive script; this is where all lower case letters start from the line and move upwards.
Reception children have a daily phonics lesson. They will be learning actions for each of the letter sounds and beginning to blend these sounds to read words and segment to spell.
Understanding the World
This includes all things scientific such as sorting and comparing similarities and differences. The children will be learning about our senses and names of parts of the body. We will be looking at how the children have grown from babies and talking about our families.
We will be singing songs, dancing, acting out with masks and dressing up. They will be able to make models and do baking.
The children will be mixing their own autumn colours with paint, printing and drawing.