Autumn 2 2019
Our topic this half term will be based upon the question “What changes do we see at this time of year?” We will be using the story of ‘The Leaf Man’ as a stimulus, following him on a journey as he blows to different places. “Where will the Leaf Man go?” the children’s suggestions will lead this journey.
In our maths activities, during this journey, the children will be sorting leaves and other autumn objects in a variety of ways such as colour, shape and size. Children will be encouraged on a daily basis to join in with maths games, number rhyme time and problem-solving activities.
Our role-play area will be set up as a shop and we will be encouraging the children to use their imagination to act out scenarios which are familiar to them when buying and selling items.
The children will have plenty of opportunity to develop their physical skills using the large equipment such as scooters, bikes and some apparatus, as well as improving their fine motor skills with drawing, tracing, threading and cutting.
As part of our day to day planned activities children will be taking part in ‘letters and sounds’ activities. These activities help the children to develop their understanding of Phase 1 phonics using a variety of skills, such as voice sounds, describing and listening to sounds.
During this half term we will be looking at some of the festivals that are celebrated at this time of year i.e. bonfire night, Diwali and Christmas. We will use stories and video clips to find out why, and how, they are celebrated.
Further daily activities and opportunities will be driven by children’s interests.
Our structured PE session will continue to take place in the hall on a Thursday morning.