Presentation on theme: "Reception Curriculum Evening. Activities within the EYFS are based on what children already know about and can do. They recognise children’s different."— Presentation transcript:
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.
In Cherry class these areas of learning often overlap as we learn about our current topics. This term we have been learning about ourselves with 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.
There are 7 areas in the Foundation Stage curriculum: Personal, social and emotional development Communication and language Literacy Mathematics Understanding of the world Physical development Expressive art and design
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
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.
Physical development P.E. is timetabled two times a week to help develop all three areas of physical development Games Dance Gymnastics
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
Literacy In literacy, we learn the letter sounds and begin to use them to build words.
Literacy We will also work on: Learning the letter names and letter formation Blending – c a t (Reading) Segmenting c r a sh (Writing)
Literacy Writing Begin to use their phonic knowledge to write regular and irregular words Opportunities to mark make Write simple sentences
Literacy Reading Listen to and enjoy a range of texts Begin to understand information can be found from a range of texts Use their phonic knowledge to read regular and irregular words
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 Literacy
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 Mathematics Numbers
Mathematics 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 Space, shape and measure
Mathematics is a great subject to support at home. Mathematics It is all around us from playing with foam numbers in the bath, to describing the different 3D shapes in their environment.
Whilst you are shopping ask you child to: Find a big box Get one more can Find the 2 pence coin Mathematics
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
Understanding the world The children learn how to use the equipment independently as well as using it to help support their learning. 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 cameras, beebots and MP3 headsets
Expressive arts and design Expressive arts and design involves: Singing songs Music Dance Exploring materials Experimenting with colour and texture
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. Expressive arts and design
Making relationships Develop self-confidence and self-awareness Manage their feelings and behaviour Personal, social and emotional development
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.
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
It is essential that we recognise the importance of learning through play. Play takes place both inside and outside the classroom.
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
Children need these foundations to be able to achieve their full potential. 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.
Assessment Observations Photographs Children’s work Hearing children read Individual targets “I can” books Pupil progress meetings
Things to help you at home Education City Bug Club
Any questions? Please remember: Monday 21st October the school will be hosting a Calculation Morning at 9am Wednesday 23 rd October is a teacher training day and the school will be then be closed for the term break.