Plans for learning

Please see attached our plans for the next two weeks.

Our main focus will be the part of our curriculum that covers understanding and respecting other cultures. We will do this this by looking at Chinese New Year through reading books, making crafts, eating noodles and trying to eat with chop-sticks, looking at Chinese numbers in our maths area, locating China on our world map and we even have a bamboo steamer in our mud kitchen.

Maybe you could also talk to your child about other cultures that you have some knowledge of or that are important to your family. You could just talk about where the food that you eat during this week comes from….. that could well cover quite a few places around the world !

Online safety – Keeping your child safe online

For your information here are some links to online safety information that you may find useful.

PLANNING  –  for Week Commencing 23rd January/30th January 2023

Theme  –  Chinese New Year

Small World Corner & ’Belly Play’ Carpet Imaginative play Understanding the world Communication & language Noah’s Ark, Woodland Cottage Vehicle Table Fine motor skills Communication & language Co-operative play V-Tech Track, Airport & Emergency VehiclesHome Corner Using imaginative language Collaborative interactions with peers Imitating everyday actions in role-play scenarios Vets Clinic, Washing Day
Construction Tray  Fine motor skills Using imagination Exploring shape, counting, pattern, spatial awareness Duplo & Animals, Popoids/Hex ShapesPuzzles Exploring shape & patterns Fine motor skills & manipulation Using critical thinking Inset puzzles Variety of 4-16pc puzzlesUnderstanding the World Exploring textures & materials Use of descriptive language Finding out about the animals, plants & technology of the world around us Insects & Foliage, Tech Toys
Literacy Table Creative mark-making & early writing Pencil grip & control Opportunities for early writing – Letters in our name Free mark-makingCraft Activity Creating with materials Fine motor skills Chinese New Year activities Making binocularsMathematics Tray Exploring numbers, counting & comparisons Understanding shape, pattern & measures (SL-2023) Understand position through words alone (with no pointing) (SL-2024) Use spatial words (eg, on top of, up, down, through)
Painting Area Free-painting & mark-making Brush control Colour mixing Still Life PaintingMalleable Materials Table Manipulating materials Use of hands, tools & equipment Creative model-making Playdough with laminated sheetsBook Corner Exploring & handling variety of books Listening to, understanding & interacting with stories Developing awareness of rhyme & initial sounds Variety of Picture Books

PSED  –  Find resolutions to conflicts and rivalries (SL-2023)  :  Begin to show ‘effortful’ control, waiting for a turn – resisting impulse to grab or push (SL-2024)

Chinese New Year  –  Understanding and respecting other cultures – looking at books about the celebration, tasting noodles at snack-time (SL-2023/24)