What We Are Learning
Beech Grove Primary School
Autumn Term 2017
Head Teacher’s Message
The start of another new school year! We extend a special welcome to our new starters in reception and to those who have joined us further up school. Our aim, as always is to build strong partnerships with parents so that by supporting each other we can ensure that the children receive the best education and care possible. We ask that you encourage your children to work within our school rules and procedures, and bring any concerns you have to our attention.
Sheila Hauxwell and John Dixon
Our work for this term
(The EYFS Curriculum is made up of 7 areas of development)
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 stores and their structures.
We shall be focusing of the children’s names working towards everyone recognising their own name and the initial sound of their name. The children shall then be stretched to write their initial sound followed by their whole name.
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.
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 “How many colours in the rainbow?” during this topic we shall be exploring the colours of the rainbow. Throughout this topic we shall explore colour painting, mixing and exploring textures both natural and man-made.
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: Monday 4th September 2017 – Friday 22nd December 2017
Half Term: Monday 23rd October 2017 – Friday 27th October 2017
Professional Development Day Monday 9th October 2017