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St Anne's Infants' School


Reach for the Stars

Term 3

Have you seen a bear?


In term 3 we are eager to explore the question "Have you seen a bear?"


First, we are going to use the enchanting book 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you see?' to explore a range of themes such as colour mixing, sequencing and puzzles.   


We will then listen to, retell and explore the amazing stories of Goldilocks and the 3 bears and We're Going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen to continue developing our love of reading.


Throughout the term we will also be using Non-Fiction (information) texts to learn about all the different bears in the world, where they live and what they eat.


In our phonics time this term, the children will continue to play lots of listening games and we will develop these games further by trying to  hear the sounds at the beginning of words.  We will start by listening to the sounds at the beginning of our names and then explore other words that may begin with the same sounds as these.  We will have lots of fun playing games that will start to teach us what some of the letters look like that make the sounds we have been exploring.  


We will continue to build upon our Personal, Social, Emotional development through our Jigsaw scheme of work Jigsaw, focusing on our Dreams and goals.




Development Matters for Term 3


The Development Matters from the prime areas that we will be focusing on are:

Communication and Language: 

Understand ‘why’ questions.

Enjoy listening to longer stories and can remember much of what happens.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

Select and use activities and resources, with help when needed. This helps them to achieve a goal they have chosen, or one which is suggested to them.

Play with one or more other children, extending and elaborating play ideas.

Do not always need an adult to remind them of a rule.

Begin to understand how others might be feeling.

Physical Development 

Continue to develop their movement, balancing, riding and ball skills.

Go up stairs or steps, or climb apparatus, using alternate feet.

Skip, hop, stand on one leg and hold a pose for a game like musical statues.

Choose the right resources to carry out their own plan. For example, choosing a spade to enlarge a small hole they dug with a trowel.

Development Matters from the specific areas we will also be considering are:


Understand that print can have different purposes.

Know that we read English text from left to right and from top to bottom.

Can name the different parts of a book.

Add some marks to their drawings which they give meaning to

Begin to form letter like shapes.


Say one number for each item in order: 1,2,3,4,5.

Show ‘finger numbers’ up to 5.

Understand position through words alone – for example, “The bag is under the table,” – with no pointing.

Describe a familiar route.

Discuss routes and locations using words like ‘in front of’ and ‘behind’.

Understanding the World:

Explore collections of materials with similar and/or different properties.

Talk about the differences between materials and changes they notice.

Expressive Arts and Design :

Take part in simple pretend play, using an object to represent something else even though they are not similar.

Explore different materials freely, in order to develop their ideas about how to use them and what to make.

Join different materials and explore different textures.

Remember and sing entire songs.

Play instruments with increasing control to express their feelings and ideas.