Welcome to Excellent Elephants
Our teacher is Mrs Elms
Our teaching assistant is Mrs Stokes
Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays.
Please send your child to school in their PE kit!
Our topic for Spring term 1 is
'Out of this World'
This half term we will be learning all about Space, Tim Peake and the different people who help us. We will be celebrating Chinese New Year and will be asking lots of questions to find out more which will deepen our knowledge.
Over the term we will be covering all of the seven Foundation Stage Areas of learning.
In English we are looking at the stories Loon on the Moon, The Way Back Home and Whatever Next.
We will learning to re-tell stories using recently introduced vocabulary, recognise taught digraphs and blend sounds together and begin to write simple words and phrases.
In maths we will follow the White Rose Hub planning where we will be focusing on the themes 'Alive in 5' and 'Growing 6,7,8'. Within these themes we will be comparing and composing numbers up to 8, combining 2 numbers, comparing mass and capacity and learning about length, time and height.
Communication and Language
The children will learn to ask questions to find out more. We will also be encouraging the children to use conjunctions such as 'and' and 'because'.
We are also following the Nottinghamshire Nursery Rhyme Progression and will be learning a new Nursery Rhyme each week.
Personal, Social, Emotional Development
We follow the SCARF scheme and this term we are completing the 'Keeping Safe' unit. The children will looking at different ways to keep safe including online safety. We will be taking part in Internet Safety Day too.
We follow the Power of PE scheme. The children will be balancing and climbing on a variety of equipment. We will also be participating in KIXX sessions.
Understanding the World
This term we are learning about the lives of people around them and they will know about people and the environment around the world. We will be learning about our own and different environments. In RE the children will know what a Church is and discover more about Jesus.
Expressive Arts and Design
This half term will be exploring sounds with our new KAPOW music scheme. The children will explore different techniques within Art. We are creating our own box model rockets, blow painting aliens, sponge painting planets, pom pom blossom trees for Chinese New Year and making dream catchers.