This Is Me!
This learning overview provides an insight into the children’s learning experiences at the start of their Reception Year. The learning opportunities will also continue to be enhanced as children build up their own unique experiences and share ideas with their friends, as is the ethos of the EYFS. Through the continuous provision, children are given lots of opportunities for child-initiated investigation and play. This approach allows children to discover and test new things independently, consolidate new learning and gain a deeper understanding. This approach, we believe, helps them to become more independent through the Characteristics of Effective Learning that we are promoting: Playing and Exploring, Active Learning, Creative and Thinking Critically
Possible Lines Of Enquiry
Are we all the same?
Self – portraits
Inside our bodies
Possible Wow Days
“This is Me” day (favourite clothes, books, food, toys etc.)
Visit by school nurse/doctor/dentist
Trip to the park
Planning and holding a party for Broughton Bear
A Christening at the church.
Parents Stay and Play
School value of the term is: I can be confident
Begin Circle Time
School rules and routines
Getting to know each other and our names
Who we are and our families
Special Times for Me and Others
Our Special Books
Our Special Things
Rhyming & Alliteration
Character names from ORT books
Learn Set 1 Sounds
Practise Fred talking and word building
Reading simple words and sentences in our story books
Reading Set 1 high frequency words
Practising pre-writing skills e.g lines and circles
Learning to write our names and the Set 1 sounds
Writing simple CVC words
Opportunities to write in the provision and linked to our theme, e.g. lists, cards, invites, labels.
Sorting and matching objects in pairs and groups
Comparing size, mass and capacity
Making simple patterns
Representing, comparing and the composition of 1,2 and 3
Circles and triangles
Representing, comparing and the composition of 4 and 5
One more and one less
Shapes with four sides
As sports people, we will explore the basic skills of rolling, controlling, dribbling, kicking, throwing and catching a ball and use these skills in some invasion games. To develop our movement skills, we will explore a variety of ways of travelling and focus on spatial awareness. We will balance on a variety of body parts and use body control to stimulate movement to percussion instruments.