CURRICULUM NEWSLETTER FOR PARENTS Autumn 2015 FOUNDATION STAGE CLASS TEACHERS: Miss Dias (FD) Mrs Pandey (FP) Dear Parents, Your child will be working on the following curriculum during this term. The main topic is ‘All About Me’ but we will also be exploring ‘Autumn’ and ‘Christmas’. Religious Education Myself Developing an understanding of first and family names. Learning how special I am. Understanding that God knows and loves each one of us. Welcome Learning welcoming customs. Learning and understanding the rite of Baptism. Communication & Language Identify initial sounds. Beginning Read Write Inc. Phonics Scheme Learning the sounds of the alphabet Writing Christian names. Lower-case letter formation. Speaking in complete sentences. Listening to stories with increasing attention and recall. Birthday Understanding the symbols of Advent. Learning the Christmas Story. Maths Understanding the World Say and use number names up to 10 in familiar context e.g. number songs and rhymes. Recite number names up to 20 and beyond. Number formation. Match numbers to groups of objects. Create and continue shape patterns. Simple number problems. Name 2D shapes. Explore the environment looking at signs of autumn. Look at similarities, differences, patterns and change in ourselves and the environment. Looking at changes over time – what I was like as a baby, now and what I will be like as an adult. I.C.T. Physical Development Log on to school computer. Play simple games. Operate programmable toys. Using CD players and tape-recorders. Expressive Art & Design Use scissors correctly. Sing in tune and follow a rhythm. Collage work and making cards. Move in response to music. Mixing colours. Making self-portraits with paint and collage Use space safely. Changing speed Throwing and catching Balancing on different body parts Hold a pencil between thumb and two fingers. How we keep ourselves healthy. Personal, Social and Emotional Development Form good relationships with adults and peers Sharing. Respond to significant experiences, showing a range of feelings. Consider the consequences of words and actions for themselves and others. Understand what is right and wrong and why.