Who do I want to be?

As a Rights Respecting School we are continuing to learn about the rights and lives of children throughout the world and explore the whole school Big Question, ‘Who do I want to be?’
This year we will be promoting the right to be heard and focusing on developing children’s communication and speaking skills. These oracy skills and global citizenship are placed at the heart of our pedagogy and curriculum. Through our whole school theme – ‘A Time to Talk; A Time Change’we continue to learn about the 17 Global Goals. Our aim is for our children to develop learner competencies set out in our new values framework. This focuses on exploring who we are; how we learn independently; how we learn collectively and encourages everyone to be a changemaker. 

In English, we will be reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts relating to our key question ‘Who am I?’ We will sing and act out familiar rhymes and selected poems. We will learn to recognise our names and the names of our friends. We will make books about ourselves and our families. Will will be exploring mark-making as a form of communication and give meaning to the marks we make.

In Maths, we will be using number rhymes to identify number names and values. We will use role-play to count fruit, vegetables and money, as we engage in role play shopping. We will use problem solving skills in a variety of contexts, e.g. sequencing, ordering and comparing objects. We will also be counting and measuring in real life contexts. We will develop our understanding of shapes by describing and comparing the shapes in our environment.

In order to support your child’s learning in school, please try to do the following at home:

  • Look through your child’s online learning journal together and talk about what they have been doing at school: https://eylj.org/login/

If you do not already have one you will be provided with a username and password in the next few weeks.

  • Look all around you – on the way home, in the park, on the Heath – for signs of autumn. When you get home you could draw some of the things you found.
  • Count the steps in your home, in the shops, on your journey to school.
  • Look at the numbers on doors and gates – do you know what number will come next? Can you see the pattern?
  • Talk about numbers on buses, shop signs, road signs.
  • Talk about words and letters on street signs, buses, road signs.
  • Play ‘I spy’- ‘I spy something beginning with the sound ‘s’’

Talk about your family and cultures, new friends, new routines and the new grown-ups that can help around school

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Recent Home Learning

Here you can find information to help with learning at home.

A range of different tasks are supported by pictures, maps, videos and web links to help you. We look forward to sharing your projects on the website, in our home learning displays and during special assemblies.

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