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Our Key Focus is: Understanding the World: People and Communities

Next Reading Café is on: Wednesday 29th November. Please bring your favourite number / counting book.

Christmas performances: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th December.

Celebrations and Festivals

 

Our Key Focus is Understanding the World, People and Communities

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development: We will explain why we like some things more than others, and show sensitivity to others. We will take changes to routine in our stride.

 

Physical Development: We will experiment with different ways of moving, showing control and co-ordination in large and small movements. We will dress in our costumes for the Christmas play independently.

 

Communication and Language: As we talk, we will show awareness of the listener’s needs. We will use the future tense when we talk about events that are yet to happen.

 

Understanding the World: We will enjoy joining in with family customs and routines. We will know more about similarities and differences among communities and traditions.

 

Expressive Arts and Design: We will build a repertoire of songs and dances. We will experiment with combining different movements to express feelings and ideas.

 

Literacy: We continue with our daily phonics sessions, and are learning how to segment words into their constituent letter sounds so we can write them. At the end of term your child will bring home an overview sheet, showing their progress and how to help them over the holidays. These are also available online.

 

Mathematical Development: We will apply our maths skills in fun and practical ways this term. For example we might compare the size and shape of different presents, and discuss how much wrapping paper we will need to cover them. We will be counting backwards with our advent calendar and ordering days and months.

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