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Welcome to the Elephant Class

Excited 

Learners

Explorers

Proud

Helpful

Artistic

New experiences

Team work

 Autumn Term 

Our topic for Autumn 1 is “People Who Help Us”. We will look at the people who are important to us and to our community and how they help us. This could be the people who are in your family, like your mummy and daddy, or people who have important jobs such as firemen, teachers and doctors. There are also superheroes with their special powers! Each week the children will focus on a different book and all of our activities will centre around these. Some of the books we will enjoy are I want a Cuddle!, Supertato: Veggies Assemble and Emergency!

 

Creative activities the children will take part in include painting a family tree, making a police car and creating our own superhero masks and shields. We will also complete Diwali crafts too! We will spend our first term together getting to know each other and making new friends. Some of our learning goals will be to learn new nursery rhymes, take part in Tumble Tots and learn how to build towers!

Please click here to look at the FS0 Medium Term Planning for Autumn 1 

Our topic for Autumn 2 will be “A Land Before Time”. We are going to be stepping back in time to explore the world of dinosaurs! Each week the children will focus on a different book to help us learn the different names of dinosaurs, where they lived, how big (or small) they were and much more! All of our activities will be based on books including How to Grow a Dinosaur, Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs. 

Our creative activities will include dinosaur paint stamping, dinosaur handprints and much more! We will also be taking parts in different crafts for Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas.  Some of the  learning tasks will be to take part in are simple ball games, exploring musical instruments and identifying sounds in some environment!

The MTP for Autumn 2 will be added at half term. 

 

Story time 

Books shared at story time have been carefully selected to ensure our pupils; learn new vocabulary, speak in clear sentences, develop their conversational skills, deepen their understanding and ask and answer questions.

Please click here to look at the FS0 Story Time Planning 

 

The Elephant Room 

The Elephant Room is fun, engaging, exciting, safe and secure!

       

The children take part in a variety of activities including, singing, number time, Tumble Tots, art and crafts, painting, building, sand & water play, dressing up and much more!

     

We encourage the children to be independent, kind, resilient, polite and caring.

   

Important Information

FS0 will take part in Tumble Tots (P.E) in small groups. They will not need a PE kit for this.

 

Dates for your Diary 

Friday 30th September- Dress up as a Superhero Day! (FS0 Only)

Monday 24th October- Diwali

14th-18th November- World Nursery Rhyme Week

Friday 18th November- Children in Need

Friday 9th December - Christmas Jumper Day

TBC- FS0 Christmas Party

 

Home Learning

Each half term we will send out a home learning bingo grid with tasks for you to complete at home. Here are the new challenges for you to try