What We Are Learning

 Beech Grove Primary School
Autumn Term 2018

Head Teacher’s Message
Welcome back to our new school year. On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a happy return and hope that 2018/19 academic year is a good one for our whole school community. As last year we hope that with your help we will achieve our fundraising target of £4,000. This will once again enable us to send all of our children on a free summer trip which they will thoroughly enjoy! Our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school.

John Dixon

Our work for this term

(The EYFS Curriculum is made up of 7 areas of development)

1. English
The Nursery children will be focusing on communication and language during the Autumn term. We shall be learning lots of rhymes and sharing stories every session to build their vocabulary and familiarity with stories and their structures. Our ‘Terrific Twelve’ stories this term will be; Shark in the Park, Ouch I need a plaster, Little Rabbit Foo Foo, Ice Cream Bear, Hug, Mr Pod and Mr Piccalilli, This is the Bear, I want my dummy, Toddle Waddle, Meg and Mog, Dear Zoo and Barry the fish with fingers. We shall be focusing of the children’s names working towards everyone recognising their own name and the initial sound of their name.

2. Maths
The children are learning to count, recognise and order numbers to 10. They will be engaging in lots of counting and number work. We shall be exploring numbers to 10, counting out objects and becoming familiar with the number system.
We will also be learning about 2D shapes and using shapes and colours to recognise, describe and create patterns.

3. Topic
Our topic for Autumn 1 is ‘Why do you love me so much? – We will be talking about our families and friends and finding out about similarities and differences between ourselves and others. We will help the children to accept how special and unique they are and help them to respect and value others.

Our topic for Autumn 2 is “Why do leaves go crispy?” during this topic we shall be exploring the season of Autumn. We will be watching out for signs of the changing season and creating lots of Autumn colour art.

4. Safeguarding
The children will be learning about rules and routines in the classroom and the playground. We will focus on our FIVE GOLDEN RULES and ensure children understand what each rule means. We will talk about why we have rules to keep everybody safe and happy. We will also show children the correct way to use our climbing equipment in the outdoor area.

Dates for your Diary
Autumn Term:       Tuesday 4th September 2018 – Friday 21st December 2018
Half Term:              Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018