The EYFS curriculum is divided into seven different learning areas - Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal and Social Development, Literacy (Reading, Writing), Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. As a Catholic school, we also teach RE.
Communication and Language
This area involves developing Listening and Attention, Understanding and Speaking.
This area involves developing Moving and Handling and Health and self-care.
Personal and Social Development
This area involves developing Self-confidence and Awareness, Feelings and Behaviour and Making relationships.
This area involves Reading and Writing.
This area involves learning Numbers and Shape, Space and Measure.
Understanding the World
This area involves learning about People and Communities, The World and Technology
Expressive arts and design
This area involves learning about Media and Materials, and Being Imaginative
We use the Here Come and See scheme of work to teach R.E.
Our focus text for this term is a wonderful story called Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems. This text has many cross curricular links with all areas of learning.
Trixie goes with her dad to the Laundromat but on the way home – crisis strikes! What is wrong with Trixie? She can’t talk yet and Dad can’t work out what she is so desperately trying to communicate, until they reach home and Mum asks ‘Where’s Knuffle Bunny?’ A tale of a lost toy humorously rendered in cartoon style drawings superimposed on sepia toned photographs.
Through using this rich text the children will have the opportunity to:
- Engage children with a story with which they will empathise;
- Explore, develop and sustain ideas through talk;
- Explore and interpret stories through creative activity including play, art, drama and drawing;
- To write for meaning and purpose in a variety of narrative and non-narrative forms.
How to help at home
You can support your child with the early stages of reading, writing and mathematics by:
- Continuing to encourage an enjoyment of books, stories and poems; reading and sharing the class library text sent home on Monday and Friday and visiting the local library.
- Continuing to encourage your child to join in with rhymes and songs.
- Continuing to provide your child with a variety of writing equipment to encourage drawing and writing skills, encouraging your child to give meanings to the marks that they make.
We have been using big chalk for mark making in our outside area.
The children were excited to see 'Dinosaur Island'.