Autumn 1 is about settling into the classroom routines, learning boundaries and expectations. The children learn how to access the classroom and resources independently. We are focusing on strengthening their finger muscles ready for writing through fine motor skills activities. The children are introduced to phonics, learning letter names and the sounds they make. In maths, we will focus on counting and recognising numbers to 10. Our topic this half term is 'All about me'.
During Autumn 2, we will continue to learn new phonic sounds and start to segment and blend our sounds for reading. We will be learning to form our letters correctly using the cursive script. In maths, we will continue to develop an understanding of the value of number and we will explore 2D and 3D shapes and ordering items by length and weight. Our topic this half term is 'Celebrations' and we have a Christmas nativity to prepare for which will include lots of songs and actions.
During Spring 1, we are continuing to develop our segmenting and blending skills for reading. We will be working hard to form our letters correctly using the cursive script. In maths, we will focus on recognising and ordering numbers to 20, we will then be finding 1 more and 1 less from a given number and will then move onto simple addition. Our topic for this half term is Traditional Tales. We will be focusing on one story per week.