Autumn Term 1
This Is Me!
Medium Term Plan
Below is the Medium Term Plan for this term, Autumn 1 2020-2021.
- identifies the main topic for the term - This Is Me!
- shows how the main topic will be covered over the course of the term (weekly themes)
- lists the Core Texts we shall be using to develop the weekly themes
- sets out the activities for each of the areas to develop the weekly theme
- highlights the purpose for each of the activities (Key Learning)
The 'Key Learning' is taken directly from the LCC produced 'EYFS Planning for Learning for Early Adopter Schools; Skills, Knowledge, Concepts' publication for Lancashire schools. The document sets out the key learning (S, K, C'S) for children within the EYFS in all seven areas of learning and development.
Core Texts 'This Is Me!':
- Starting School by Allan Ahlberg
- Topsy & Tim: Start School by Jean Adamson
- Harry and the Dinosaurs Go To School by Ian Whybrow
- FunnyBones by Janet & Allan Ahlberg
- Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
- We Are All Different Twinkl eBook
- The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas
- Mr Men & Little Miss CoEL Books
RE Units this term:
I Am Special
Key Vocabulary: love, unique, father, God
Key Vocabulary: God, food, creation, harvest, thank you and prayer
Understanding Christianity (F1):
Why is the word 'God' so important to Christians?
What have we been up to this term?
Week Beginning 21st September 2020
This week we have been learning all about our bodies. We went outside and drew around ourselves on the yard, we identified the different parts of our bodies. We then drew around one of the children and put our bones in the right places. We discussed how bones keep our bodies together and then explored how 3 of our organs work: our brains, our hearts and our lungs.
Week Beginning 28th September 2020
This week we have been learning about our likes and dislikes, this included talking about our favourite colours. While we thought about colours we started to investigate colour mixing. We did the 'Skittles Experiment' and then in small groups mixed paint to create a colour wheel. Below are some photos from the 'Skittles Experiment', have a look and ask your child to explain how we did it and what was happening.
Week Beginning 5th October 2020
This week we have been learning about our different emotions. We read a lovely book called 'The Colour Monster' by Anna Llenas. There is a video of the story below. The children were very brilliant at recalling what the different emotions were and the colour associated with each. We set up an 'Emotion Colour Sorting' activity in the classroom for the children to sort the different coloured objects to match each emotion.
Week Beginning 12th October 2020
This week we have been thinking about our families - we used the story 'Owl Babies' to discuss different family dynamics. We then created 'Owl Babies' collages using a variety of materials including: feathers, lolly sticks, match sticks, wool and googly eyes. We had some images from the story to look at to support our creations, but our work was entirely independent. Below are some photos of our creative process.
Week Beginning 19th October 2020
To end the half term with a 'WOW!', we had Rhiannon from SMJ Falconry visit us today with 4 owls. We learnt a few new facts:
- The colour of the their eyes shows you when they hunt for food. Owls with brown eyes hunt at night and owls with orange eyes hunt at dawn/ dusk.
- There are 200 species of owls in the world, but only 5 of these live in the UK.
- Not all owls say 'twit twoo', some sound like angry cats.
- Owls have special sick called 'owl pellets'. The pellets contain bones and fur of the animals they have eaten.
Below are some photos of the owls we saw today: Molly (Tawny Owl), JD (Barn Owl), Midge (White Faced Owl) and Bubbles (Tropical Screech Owl). I shall upload more pictures of the children with the owls in due course. We also got to see JD fly in the classroom - there is a short video of that below too.
w.b. 21st September 2020
This week in class we are learning about the different parts of our bodies. Sing the song 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' with your child and then play the 'Body Part Name Game', pointing to a body part and getting them to name it.
w.b. 28th September 2020
This week in class we discussed our likes and dislikes and how we all like different things, but can still all be friends. Talk with your child about what they like and dislike and get them to draw a picture of their favourite things. They can bring this in to share with us if they wish.
w.b. 5th October 2020
This week we will be learning about our emotions, positive and negative feelings. Talk with your child about different scenarios they may face outside of school and how these make them feel. Discuss how even if we are feeling negative emotions, this is not always a bad thing. For example sometimes we might be scared to do something, but we have to do it anyway and when we have we feel great because we overcame our fears.
w.b. 12th October 2020
This week we will be thinking about our families and how all our families are different Talk with your children about who their family is. You could also discuss what jobs your family have done e.g. what did their grandmother do for her job?