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Autumn Term



Me and My World!


We will be learning about our similarities and differences and what makes us special. Additionally, we will be talking about our families and the different people who are in them. Also, we will look at different parts of our bodies and looking at how we have grown.

Afterwards, we will look at people who help us. We will have a range of visitors in our classroom who will talk about their jobs. There are many different celebrations happening during the term, such as Bonfire night, Christmas and Diwali and we will be learning about these.







We will be focusing on settling the children into the routines and behaviour expectations of the classroom and school. Also, we want the children to gain confidence to approach and talk to others about their need and interests. Whilst playing with friends and adult we want them to learn to take turns and share.




Communication and Language Development


The children will maintain attention for short times and respond to simple instructions. Increasingly the children will respond to two part instructions. They will also understand humour and begin to use language to recreate roles in play situations.


Physical Development


This term we want the children to experiment with different ways of moving. They will learn how to handle tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely. They will use pencil effectively to form some recognisable letters.


Literacy- Reading and Writing


In phonics we will begin by looking at phase 1 and we will then introduce tricky words and sounds in phase 2. Later we will segment and blend CV and CVC words.


In this term children will take reading books and they will also take tricky words home to learn.

A couple of weeks into the term we will have a phonics and reading meeting where we will talk about these in more depth.


We will focus upon developing pencil control and holding the pencil correctly. The children will be given lots of opportunities throughout the learning environment to write.



Mathematical Development – Numbers and Space, Shape and Measure


In maths the children will recognise numerals of personal significance 1-5, count objects, select matching numerals and recite numbers to at least 10. They will be able to recognise 2D shapes.



Understanding the world


Children will explore the school surroundings, noticing things which are the same or different to the places that they have been before. We will look at family customs and routines. Look closely at similarities and differences.


Expressive arts and design


Children will learns sounds linked to our topic and for our harvest celebration. They will create representations of people and objects. Children will explore making music through using instruments.

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