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Willow

Autumn Term: 2018-19
Topic: All About Me, followed by Space


Mathematics Development

  • Enjoy and begin to join in with number songs and rhymes
  • Explore and experiment with different shapes and blocks
  • Post items and complete jigsaws
  • Explore and order Numicon
  • Develop understanding of number problems

Personal Social Emotional Development

  • Respond to interactions from staff
  • Begin to follow the routine of the day and class boundaries
  • Enjoy finding their own nose, eyes and tummy as part of a naming game
  • Initiate and play co-operatively with peers

Communication, Language and Literacy

  • Books: Funnybones, My Five Senses, From Head to Toe, Up, Up and Away, Beegu, and Aliens Love Underpants!
  • Join in joint attention activities with an adult
  • Begin to request help/attract an adult’s attention
  • Make choices during snack and Choosing Time
  • Explore mark making activities and develop pencil control
  • Engage in a sensory story

 Physical Development

  • Explore mark making in damp sand, paste, shaving foam or paint
  • Build confidence in exploring the classroom and outside areas
  • Manipulate dough in their hands
  • Co-operate and begin to support with changing and dressing

Understanding of the World

  • Explore a variety of objects by looking and feeling
  • Press and release switches on interactive toys and talking aids
  • Use objects for their purpose
  • Use their senses to explore outdoors

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Listen to rhymes and songs
  • Experience a range of musical instruments
  • Imitate actions observed
  • Explore a range of media including pliable materials