Foundation Stage (EYFS) Long Term Plan 2019-2020
Term 1 Topic Plan for Parents September 2020
The children have settled into Willesborough Infant School so well and have had a great first term together. As you know, all of the children received a Willesborough School teddy bear when they started. They have loved brining them in to school with them and their interest in these teddies has fed into our topic ‘Bears!’
The children particularly enjoyed reading ‘We are Going on a Bear Hunt’. We went on a bear hunt throughout the school grounds and used our senses to explore the different environments. We were amazed by the descriptive vocabulary the children used to describe what they could see, hear and smell on their journey.
We also loved reading ‘Goldilocks’. Our favourite part was making porridge and tasting the different flavours. We also helped sort out the three bear’s possessions after Goldilocks had left their cottage in a mess. We sorted different objects by size and thought about which bear they might belong to.
The children loved finding out about bears too. We explored different non-fiction books together. Take a look at some of the different bears they created, thinking carefully about the features of each species!
To finish the term, we had a Teddy Bear’s picnic. We wrote invitations, made decorations, made biscuits and had a wonderful time! We sang teddy bear songs and did some special teddy bear dances as part of the celebration.
Term 2 Topic Plan for Parents November 2020
This term we have been learning about “Terrific Transformations.” We have enjoyed watching the seasons around us change and learning about autumn. We went on a hunt to see how autumn had changed the world around us. The children loved collecting coloured leaves, pine cones, conkers and chestnuts. They amazed us with their knowledge of the world around us. We decided to use some of the sticks that we had collected to help us with a project when we read “Room on a Broom” by Julia Donaldson. We made our own broomsticks, carefully experimenting with different ways to join and combine materials. We found that cellotape and pipe cleaners were the most effective. We even enjoyed labelling the different animals on the witch’s broom.
We also explored different autumn festivals and particularly enjoyed learning about Bonfire Night. The children experimented with different ways to create firework pictures. For example they used paint, chalk, collage and 3D models. They were able to use and apply their knowledge of colour mixing from their art enrichment sessions to help them.
The children have also explored colour mixing through a science experiment using skittles. We placed the skittles on a white plate and submerged them in water. The children made predictions about what might happen and were amazed to find that this created a rainbow pattern. Look at the amazing results!
We also enjoyed reading “Pumpkin soup” and making our own soup to eat. We enjoyed chopping the vegetables and tasting the final results! We measured the different vegetables too and ordered them by size.
We have also been learning about “weight” and have enjoyed helping Santa’s elves weigh different toys. We learnt how to use a balance scale and impressed our adults by sorting objects by weight.
Parent Workshops for Phonics and Reading
Miss Finnis has created two workshop videos explaining how we teach the children Phonics and Reading in school. These workshops will help you to continue your child's learning at home. To view them, please click on the links.
Here is a power point you may like to share with your child. It will help them to understand what Covid - 19 is and help them with their worries. Click below