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St Anne's Infants' School

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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 will begin by using Non-Fiction (information) texts to learn about all the different bears in the world, where they live and what they eat.

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

 

To kickstart the theme we are inviting the children to come in dressed as a bear (real, fictional or completely made up).

 

The children will be beginning to learn some letters and the sounds they make by introducing 1 sound per week. They will be finding and matching objects to their intial sounds as well as learning how to form the letters using fun ditties to support them.

 

We will continue to build upon our Personal, Social, Emotional development through our scheme of work Jigsaw, this term we are focussing 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:

Literacy:

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.

Mathematics:

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.

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