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Class 1 - March 2017

The children in Class 1 are enjoying learning about “All creatures great and small”. There have been lots of opportunities to look for minibeasts in our garden and we have discussed different habitats. We have made bird feeders by threading Cheerios and grapes onto string. We are enjoying watching the birds (and the squirrels) on our feeder.
The children are learning about the key differences between birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and insects. They have sorted animals into these categories and also according to whether the animal is a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore.
Some children have told us about how they look after their pets and we have compared what our pets need and what we need to be happy and healthy. We have designed an imaginary good pet.
We have shared the children’s books about animals as well as our texts of “The diary of a killer cat” and “The fox and the star”.
We will be keeping a close eye on the pond in the weeks ahead to see how the frog spawn develops.

Class 1 - October 2016

The first text we shared was “Stanley’s Stick” which inspired lots of descriptive and imaginative work.  The children explored sticks in our outdoor provision and used them to develop their understanding of length.  The story of “Little Red Riding Hood” was then retold in different ways.  The children learned the Makaton signs, played the part of the characters, changed the tone of their voices in Music and added actions to a poem.  Activities in the continuous provision also gave them opportunities to think about aspects of the story.

In Maths, the children have been learning number concepts, learning how to create patterns and how to compare and measure lengths through a range of practical activities.   

Out topic of “Take a look around” encouraged the children to find out about the local environment.  The Year One children compared Meltham and Helme.  We all went out into our forest where we looked for signs of Autumn and the children had fun playing hide and seek and making dens.  We also went for a walk to Orange Wood.  We observed different features around us and the children enjoyed exploring the wood.  This topic also linked closely to the RE theme of “What can we see in our wonderful world?”  All the children were involved in our Harvest festival and each one of them thanked God for something in creation. 

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Continuous Indoor Provision Planning 2016 to 2017

The EYFS curriculum is delivered in a number of ways including via the Continuous Curriculum.  To read the week's planning, click on the appropriate file below:

Continuous Outdoor Provision Planning

Mrs Whiteley also plans for the exciting work done outdoors. Please note that there was no specific outdoor provision planning for Week 1 of the Autumn term. To read the week's planning, click on the appropriate file below:

Medium-term Planning

Mrs Whiteley takes her weekly planning from her medium-term planning.  To look at a document, click on the appropriate file below:

Curriculum Newsletters

The Class 1 Curriculum Newsletter is issued every half-term.  To read the documents, click on the appropriate file below: