Pre-School

Weekly Overview

This week we have been learning the phoneme ‘w’ and practicing how to say the sound and form the letter.  During Maths we have consolidated counting and number formation to 10.  As part of our topic work we have made beautiful Mother’s Day cards and written about why our Mummies are special to us.  During Friday’s assembly we have showcased our ‘All Around the World week’ work on Handa and Africa.  We are extremely proud of the high standard of work and enthusiasm during this topic.

We hope our Pre-School Mummies have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Spring 2 Overview – Pre-School

Welcome back from the half term break!

Key Points

  1. PE will take place on Friday. All PE kits will be placed in children’s bags on Friday for washing over the weekend.
  2. Pre-School children must wear an apron for dinner. All aprons will be sent home on a Friday for washing.
  3. Show and Tell will take place on Wednesday afternoon.
  4. Merit and Achievement assembly takes place each Friday at 8:45 am. Children are welcome to bring certificates, badges, trophies etc to share with the school. Parents are welcome to stay for this assembly.
  5. The children will need 2 healthy snacks per day for break time, please refrain from giving yoghurt as this tends to get a little messy. Toast and fruit may be purchased at break time.
  6. Please can all children have appropriate outdoor wear for playtime.

Below is a copy if the work we will be covering this half term, a paper copy will be sent home and can also be found displayed in the classroom.  If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to drop in and speak to me.

Many Thanks – Mrs R

Year Group:    Pre-School         Term:    Spring 2                                                                                  Medium Term Plan  – Teacher Led Activities      
  PSED English Maths KUW EAD PD
1 Settling back into school. Classroom rules reminder. Circle time. Daily: First Name

Weekly: Written News

Sound of the Week: b

 

Number: Recognition/formation & Counting

Number of the Week: 10

Magnetism

Investigation Area

Children to independently explore which materials are magnetic.

Handa Puppet

Chn to look at the clothes in the story and design their own dress for Handa.

PE: Team Games

Traffic Lights

Musical Hoops

Cups and Domes

Throwing/Catching Skills

2 Independence Skills

Can I wash my hands/fasten my coat?

Daily: First Name

Weekly: Written News

Sound of the Week: j

 

Measure: Time

Sequencing time based events – Our Day eg break time, lunch time, go home, brush teeth etc

Handa’s Fruit

Tasting/describing Handa’s fruits: banana, guava, orange, mango, pineapple, avocado, passion fruit & tangerine.

Handa’s Fruit Basket

Basic paper basket weaving & observational drawing of Handa’s fruits.

PE: Gymnastics – Controlled Apparatus – Safe travel

 

3 Independence Skills

Can I get myself changed for PE?

Daily: First Name

Weekly: Written News

Sound of the Week: z

 

Estimation – Counting

Completing a range of estimation activities including number, objects and how many times they can perform an action in a certain time.

African Plaines

Using the Handa stories and internet to look at and describe an African landscape.

African Plaines

Sunset silhouette pictures

(silhouette animals)

Mother’s Day Cards

PE: Dance – African Safari Dance Program (Let’s Move)
4 My Family – Mother’s Day

Circle time – My Mum

Daily: First Name

Weekly: Written News

Sound of the Week: w

Writing Mother’s Day Cards

Sorting

Children to sort a range of classroom equipment using based on size and colour.

African Plaines

Going on Safari- Identifying animals on an African Safari.  Written labels + verbal descriptions.

African Plaines

Sunset silhouette pictures

(silhouette animals)

Mother’s Day Cards

PE: Dance –

African Safari Dance Program (Let’s Move)

5 Manners – Modelling good/bad manners using puppets during circle time. Discussion about feelings. Daily: First Name

Weekly: Written News

Sound of the Week: v

 

Number: Consolidation of numbers 1-10

Recognition, formation, counting and sequencing.

Spring

Linked to story Handa’s Hen with Mondi’s chicks.  Looking at events that occur during spring eg leaves growing on tress, spring buds etc

Spring Craft

Making egg/chicks/daffodils for the classroom Spring display.  Chn to use a range of media.

PE: Gymnastics – Safe travel on apparatus.

 

6 Celebrations – Easter – Do we celebrate Easter? How do we celebrate? Weekly: Written News

Easter Activities – Writing an Easter card.

Easter Based Maths Activities – Easter themed counting and recording. Easter

Why do we celebrate Easter?  Simplistic Easter story.  Tasting hot cross buns.

Easter Craft

Card Making

 

PE: Games

Easter Egg Hunt

 

Spring 1 Overview – Pre-School

Happy New Year and welcome back from the Christmas Break!

Key Points

  1. PE will take place on Friday. All PE kits will be placed in children’s bags on Friday for washing over the weekend.
  2. Pre-School children must wear an apron for dinner. All aprons will be sent home on a Friday for washing. Stickers will be awarded to children who remember to bring their aprons on Monday and put them in the box.
  3. Show and Tell will take place on Wednesday afternoon.
  4. Merit and Achievement assembly takes place each Friday at 8:45 am. Children are welcome to bring certificates, badges, trophies etc to share with the school. Parents are welcome to stay for this assembly.
  5. The children will need 2 healthy snacks per day for break time, please refrain from giving yoghurt as this tends to get a little messy. Toast and fruit may be purchased at break time.
  6. Please can all children have appropriate outdoor wear for playtime. As the weather changes they will need to wear a hat, gloves and scarf.

Below is a copy if the work we will be covering this half term, a paper copy will be sent home and can also be found displayed in the classroom. If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to drop in and speak to me.

Many Thanks – Mrs R

Year Group:   Pre-School         Term:     Spring 1                                                                              Medium Term Plan – Teacher Led Activities      
  PSED English Maths KUW EAD PD
Settling back into school. Classroom rules reminder. Circle time. Sharing Christmas news.

Re-Capping all the sounds of the week we have covered so far.

Re-capping Number 1-5

Recognition

Formation

Counting

Sharing Christmas news/comparing celebrations. Discussing New Years Resolutions. Free Craft PE: Team Games

Traffic Lights

Musical Hoops

Cups and Domes

1 Going for Goals

Setting goals to link with our work on resolutions.

Daily: First Name

Weekly: Written News

Sound of the Week: g

Labelling our senses

Number: Recognition/formation & Counting

Number of the Week: 6

Introduction to the Senses

Identifying our 5 senses and the parts of the body that we use for each.

Free Craft PE: Gymnastics – Controlled Floorwork – Balancing and Rolling

 

2 Feelings and Emotions

Circle time – faces game – show me your happy/angry/sad etc face.

Daily: First Name

Weekly: Written News

Sound of the Week: o

Phonics and Mark Making Week

Number: Recognition/formation & Counting

Number of the Week: 7

Observing chn as they explore different media – drawing out texture vocabulary….link to senses work on touch. Exploring Mixed Media (through mark making in/using shaving foam, sand, bubbles, playdough, gloop, coloured water, chalk Fine Motor Skills

Mark making/jigsaws

PE: Gymnastics – Safe travel on apparatus.

3 Feelings and Emotions

Circle time – what makes us happy/sad/angry/

Daily: First Name

Weekly: Written News

Sound of the Week: u

Labelling parts on the dragon.

Number: Recognition/formation & Counting

Number of the Week: 8

Chinese New Year – how do Chinese people celebrate? Comparison to our own celebrations.

Exploring/tasting Chinese food.

Class Dragon collage

Money Wallets

Lanterns/Fans

Independent

Chinese Dragon colouring in – felt tips/pastels

PE: Dance – Chinese Dragon Dancing

(Let’s Move CD program)

4 Feelings and Emotions

Strategies for managing feelings of sadness and anger

Daily: First Name

Weekly: Written News

Sound of the Week: l

Number: Recognition/formation & Counting

Number of the Week: 9

Days of the Week Songs

Sensory Walk to explore sights and sounds.

Exploring musical instruments (sound)

Exploring colour – paints and mixing colours linked to our work on sight. PE: Dance – Doodle Dance Program (Let’s Move)
5 Feelings and Emotions

Circle time – address issues as needed

Daily: First Name

Weekly: Written News

Sound of the Week: f

Number: Recognition/formation & Counting

Number of the Week: 10

Touch/Taste/Smell

Feely Bag activities – exploring texture, shape

Blindfolded taste testing smelling.

Free Craft

Model making – children to have access to cardboard rolls, boxes, egg cartons etc

PE: Games

Throwing + Catching Skills

6 Feelings and Emotions

Circle time – address issues as needed

Daily: First Name

Weekly: Written News

Sound of the Week: b

Writing valentine’s day card.

Measure:

Having a look at O’clock on an analogue clock. Recapping numbers 1-10

Valentine’s Day

Who do we love and why? Linked to Valentine’s Day

Making valentine’s day cards/hearts. Games: What Time is it Mr Wolf? – Link to Maths

Autumn 2 Overview – Pre-School

Welcome back from the Half Term break!

Key Points

  1. PE will take place on Friday. All PE kits will be placed in children’s bags on Friday for washing over the weekend.
  2. Reception children must wear an apron for dinner. All aprons will be sent home on a Friday for washing.
  3. Show and Tell will take place on Wednesday afternoon.
  4. Merit and Achievement assembly takes place each Friday at 8:45 am. Children are welcome to bring certificates, badges, trophies etc to share with the school. Parents are welcome to stay for this assembly.
  5. The children will read twice a week. Reception reading days are Tuesday and Friday so please make sure their folders are in school on these days. There will also be flashcards for the children to practise and these will be changed each Friday.
  6. The children will need 2 healthy snacks per day for break time, please refrain from giving yogurt as this tends to get a little messy. Toast and fruit may be purchased at break time.
  7. Please can all children have appropriate outdoor wear for playtime. As the weather changes they will need to wear a hat, gloves and scarf.

Below is a copy if the work we will be covering this half term, a paper copy will be sent home and can also be found displayed in the classroom. If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to drop in and speak to me.

Many Thanks – Mrs R