Welcome to Phoebe
Welcome to Phoebe
We now use a strategy called “Objective Led Planning” which takes learning directly to the children during their play, rather than taking them away from play to complete adult directed activities. For example, a focus may be on literacy and the development of writing or mark making skills. Firstly, we will observe the child while engrossed in play, before joining in and becoming part of that play. Through this interaction, we can then encourage and enhance play (at an individual level), in incorporate writing into the theme. The ‘objective’ for learning will be the same for a number of children, however the outcomes will be very different. We may, for instance, see children labelling drawings of a Lego house that they have created, writing instructions for a game they have invented, writing recipes for playdough cupcakes or even writing stories using chalk on the playground floor!
The majority of our curriculum is based around children’s specific interests and needs and therefore we have moved away from planning a curriculum around a specified theme. We will however, over the Autumn term be looking at:
Books for Bedtime
Children will participate in fun filled, daily phonics sessions. Initially, we will be working on Phase 2 and will be developing oral segmenting and blending skills, before moving onto Phase 3.
Children will also be learning skills such as alliteration, rhyme and letter recognition.
It is important that the children learn the correct sound for each letter, rather than just the letter name. This will help children to hear and identify sounds in words. We will be sending home weekly phonics sounds for you to practise at home together.
Our author for this term is:
A second author will be identified during the second half of the Autumn term and will reflect the themes of play and child interests at the time.
We will also be looking at the traditional tale of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and will use this to support mathematical learning as well as to introduce children to ‘Talk for Writing’ strategies.
Throughout the year children will be learning to use and recognise specific Mathematical vocabulary:
Numeral: a symbol denoting a number (1, 2, 3…)
Number: a value or an amount
Subitising: without counting- the ability to look at a small group of objects and know how many are there without having to count them.
A website that can be used to practice a range of mathematical skills is www.topmarks.co.uk . Search for “ topmarks early years” to find a fantastic selection of interactive resources.
PE kits are needed on a Wednesday and Friday
One of our addition methods