Question: Is the corner concave or convex? Use your palm to cover the upper half of the picture and the corner will be bulged out. However, if you cover the lower half, then it will seem as the inner corner. Amazing.
50% of a person's ability to learn is developed in the first four years of life. On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day. “Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future” - John F Kennedy
All about me My Family Where I Live Where I belong My Body Super Senses Keeping Healthy Likes /Dislikes Superheroes Plants and Growing Life Cycles Minibeasts Animals Travel / Journeys Transport Food Materials Places of Interest Our Local Environment Life in different Countries People who help us Jobs we do Fantasy People Past / present Clothes we wear Similarities and Differences Moving on / Growing Up AutumnSpringSummer Super Me Our WorldPeople FestivalsSeasons Stories/ Rhymes Themes for the year
September 2012 Curriculum Increased expectations in writing, reading and maths. Most noticeable changes - numbers to 20 instead of 10, writing sentences read by themselves and others. Reporting to parents end of year results in Reception.
Teaching Every child is different and have different needs/interests the early years foundation stage caters for this. Children take ownership of their learning.
Teaching and Learning Child initiated activities Adult Led activities Daily 15/20min phonic session Daily maths session Weekly PE, Circle Time session,Show and Tell ICT in all areas Daily input for handwriting 1:1 reading/High Frequency Words Story time Celebrations and Festivals Intervention groups
What the EY’s Framework Says! Each area of learning and development must be implemented through planned, purposeful PLAY and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and relate to others.
Open Door Policy Communication Books Ladybird/Butterfly Newsletter Reading/High Frequency Words/ Phonic Homework Open Morning/Parents Evening Parent Volunteers
Parent Observations Parent Observation Today on our walk home Alice recognised the numbers 3, 5 and 7 on the doors of houses on the street. 12.11.13 George told me that he had been learning about being kind this week. He said being kind is important and we should look after everyone. 10.3.14
Wow Moments WOW Today Alfie rode a bike without stabilizers for the first time. We were really impressed! 18.09.13 Today Sarah read cat for the first time, she was so proud of herself. 01.02. 13
Summary Delivery of curriculum Every child is different “It’s a happy talent to know how to play”. Parent Partnership "Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world." Maria Montessori