Tiny Tiger Curriculum Letter – Term 5/6 2017
During terms 5 and 6 our theme is “Big and Small”. In term 5 we will be learning about mini-beasts and in term 6 we will focus on dinosaurs. I have included the Early Learning Goals (ELG) for Literacy and Mathematics so you know what is expected of your child at the end of the Early Years. If you have any questions please talk to me.
The children will experience a variety of activities that will support their learning and development in the following areas.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development – We will be continuing with circle time to develop vital turn-taking and listening skills. We will be learning to play games and following rules. We will be learning to become more independent when using the skills we have been developing throughout the year so far. Skills to include turn taking, conflict resolution in order to become more responsible for our behaviour and working as a team. We will continue to listen to Bible stories and discuss big questions such as ‘Are rules important?’ and “Is it important to be kind?” In RE we will be thinking about ‘Special Places’ in term 5 and exploring and understanding our Christian Values during term 6.
Physical Development – We will make the most of the improving weather during our PE sessions this term and make the most of the school field to prepare for our sports day. We will be using our throwing and catching skills and take part in team based activities and games and develop our hand eye coordination using bats and balls. We will continue to develop our fine motor skills with a variety of activities that include peg boards, play- dough and scissor skills.
Communication and Language – We will continue to share and enjoy stories together using the special book bag. The Tiny Tigers will be encouraged to discuss the parts of the story that they like and dislike and explain the reasons why. Our role play areas will support, enhance and develop communication skills and give the children the opportunity to use and explore the new vocabulary that we are learning. We will also continue to make up and act out stories during Helicopter Storytelling time.
Literacy – We will continue with daily phonics sessions, blending and segmenting and introducing new sounds (phonemes) to support their reading and writing. We will continue to practise our handwriting, making sure children are forming their letters correctly before they transition to Year 1. During independent writing we will be encouraging the use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces more independently alongside supporting and encouraging children to hear the sounds they need to make each word independently (using sound buttons). We will continue to share books as a class and in small groups to support reading for meaning and encourage a love of books and reading.
The Early Learning Goals for Literacy are:
ELG 09 - Reading - Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate an understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
ELG 10 - Writing - Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
Mathematics – We will continue to develop our understanding of numbers to 20, this includes recognising them, ordering and correct number formation. We will also keep practising talking about one more/less. Throughout this term we will also revisit money, time capacity and 2d and 3d shapes.
The Early Learning Goals for Mathematics are:
ELG 11 - Numbers - Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
ELG 12 - Shape, Space and Measures - Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.
Understanding the World – We will be planting seeds and observing how they grow. We will be comparing seeds and asking exploring what a seed/plant needs to grow strong and healthy. We will have a go at growing seeds and will be using technology (tablets/cameras) to record how the seeds grow. We will make the most of the outdoor space, pond area and outdoor classroom and also hope to walk up to Kingsdown wood to look for mini-beasts and see the fabulous Bluebells.
Expressive Arts and Design –
We will be looking at some famous paintings and we will have a go at creating our own masterpieces. We will be creating our role play areas as a team and continue to enjoy singing, dancing and making music. We will be developing our imaginative play within the role play areas and also with small world play opportunities.
Thank-you for your continued support