The Blue Planet!
This learning overview provides an insight into the children’s learning experiences at the end of their Reception Year. The learning opportunities will also continue to be enhanced as children build up their own unique experiences and share ideas with their friends, as is the ethos of the EYFS. Through the continuous provision, children are given lots of opportunities for child-initiated investigation and play. This approach allows children to discover and test new things independently, consolidate new learning and gain a deeper understanding. This approach, we believe, helps them to become more independent through the Characteristics of Effective Learning that we are promoting: Playing and Exploring, Active Learning, Creative and Thinking Critically
Possible Lines Of Development
Water For Growth
What Do We Find In Ponds? (Lifecycles/Tadpoles)
Under The Sea
Water For Health
We start our theme by sharing a ‘talking tub’ with the children. Inside the tub we place a variety of interesting and exciting objects that children explore and talk about. We listen carefully to what the children have to say about these objects, noting what they already know, what interests them and what questions they ask. These interests and the things they want to find out lead our learning journey.
Possible Wow Days
Our school trip
School values of the term are: I can be resilient and I can be respectful
Show and Tell
Circle Time. Road Safety Programme
Moving Up and On - How we feel about our next steps into Year1.
Set2/3 sounds in groups
Reading/Writing Red words
Continue to develop extended writing opportunities as Spring Term.
Counting in twos/fives/tens
More addition and
Problems involving 2s, 5s and 10s
Invasion Games (Ball skills football/hockey)
Sports Day Practice
As musicians, we will sing songs and make up our own music about the sea. We will respond to music through movement and think about how it makes us feel. We will explore patterns in music.