**Our learning theme this week is called 'Dinosaurs'**
Welcome to the Owls class (EYFS Unit)
Welcome to the Autumn Term in Owls class.
Welcome to the Autumn Term in Owls class. This half term our weekly learning themes have been chosen by the children. Each week we will have a focus theme and our group time learning will be based around that theme.
Week 15.10.18 - Dinosaurs
Many children have been interested in dinosaurs and have said that they would like to find out more about them so there will be lots of dinosaur based activities in Owls class this week.
In Maths we will be continuing to work on accurate counting, recording and addition using objects. We will also be comparing items by size and length and using the appropriate language such as long, longer, longest and short, shorter, shortest. We will look at ways of measuring using hands and feet.
In Literacy we will be looking at ways of finding out information and will be using books and the internet to find out about dinosaurs. The children will also be imagining their own dinosaur and creating a fact file all about it.
In PE we will be using equipment such as large and small balls to work with a partner and focusing on the importance of teamwork.
Team work will also be explored in PSE when the children will take part in some team challenges.
We will also be looking at how to program the Beebots to make them move in different directions and follow a path.
In EAD we will be looking at our favourite rhymes and joining in with the words and actions.
What the children say...
At the start of each term and of a new learning theme, we spend time talking to the children about what they already know, what they would like to find out and any activities they would like to take part in. We then use these ideas to help us with the planning and preparation of activities.
Children's comments coming soon!
Literacy and Mathematics this Autumn Term
Our themes for Literacy and Maths follow a medium term plan, which details the skills in which we will be focussing on for each half term.
In Literacy this half term we will focus on mark making and pencil control, including using the correct pencil grip and thinking about the formation of letters. In Phonics are working on hearing sounds in words and in the environment. We also continue to place a big emphasis on reading, having one weekly Literacy session based on reading skills as well as Guided Reading and other reading activities.
Each week in Literacy we will have a book which will support our learning for that week, each weekly book links to our overall weekly theme.
In Mathematics this half term we focus on Number and working on numeral recognition and reasoning with numbers. The skills we shall cover are; numeral recognition, accurate counting skills and understanding number.
We will also be introducing a daily 'Magical Maths' whole class session where we will spend 10mins on some quick counting or reasoning activities.
This half term in PE we will be focusing on one Games unit and one Dance unit.
We will learn how to use different types of games resources in school such as hoops, quoits and balancing equipment. Our main focus is using these types of equipment with increasing control and skill. In dance we will explore different body movements, first thinking of ideas individually and then building up to making up small dance sequences in groups and as a class.