In reception children will cover some of the following topics
Myself – Food and health, Children will learn about the importance of food, water and exercise for humans to stay healthy and alive
Children will look at the difference between themselves and others, treating others sensitively.
Myself, My environment and my school/home – in studying their environment, children will learn to ask questions about where they live and the natural world
They will notice of features in the local environment. They will use appropriate vocabulary of reinforce observations e.g town, park, village, city, Myself, Body parts, and the sense – Children will learn about their bodies and investigate their 5 senses, Myself, Families – Children will look into their family trees
People who help us – we will look at people who help us at home and in school. Children will learn about the emergency services and keeping safe.
New Year and winter – we will look at seasonal changes and traditions and customs. Children will learn about the hibernation of animals in the winter.
Transport – we will learn about the variety of transport systems, looking at the history of transport and air, land, sea transport.
Summer – we will investigate the outside world – minibeasts, the weather, plants and flowers and understanding that plants need water and light to grow, sea side in summertime.
The aims and purpose of this learning area in early years is to enable children to gain confidence and knowing what they can do and to help them develop a sense of well-being through being physically active. As well as improving their skills of coordination, control, manipulate and movement. In addition to improving both fine and gross motor skills, this learning area also aims to promote an understanding of a healthy lifestyle.
In Early years children will learn to:
- Move spontaneously, showing some control and coordination
- Move with confidence in a variety of ways, showing some awareness of space
- Usually show appropriate control in large and small-scale movement
- Move with confidence, imagination and in safety
- Travel around under, over and through balancing and climbing equipment
- Show awareness of space of self and others
- Demonstrate fine motor control and coordination
- Use small and large equipment, showing a range of basic skills
- Handle tools , objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with basic control
- Learn from mistakes and refine their movements
- Engage in physical task in the outdoor environment, exploring the natural world and using a wide range of made resources
- Revisit all the areas worked on in the previous terms
- Use their sense in physical activities
- Recognize the importance of keeping healthy and those things which contribute to this
- Recognize the changes that happens to his/her body when he/she is active
- Repeat links and adapt simple movements, sometimes commenting on his/her work.
The Aims and purpose of this learning area in early years are to make connections across different elements of learning and extend their understanding by providing practical first-hand experience and involvement of the child. To resume creative development is often the vehicle, for in early years children will learn to:
- Explore different media and respond to a variety of sensory experience
- Engage in representational play
- Create simple representation of events, people and objects
- Engage in music making
- Capture experiences using a variety of different media
- Sing simple songs from memory
- Explore colour, texture, shape, form and space in 2or 3 dimensions
- Recognize and explore how sound can be changes
- Recognize and repeat sound and sound patterns and match movements to music
- Use imagination in art, dance, music, imaginative and role playing stories
- Respond in a variety to ways he/she sees, hears, smells, touches and feels
- Express and communicate ideas, thoughts and feelings using a range of materials
- Revisit all the work done in the previous terms
- Express ideas, thoughts and feelings using suitable tools. imaginative and role play movement, designing and making a variety of song and musical instruments
- Express feelings and preferences in response to artwork, drama and music
- Respond to own work and that of others when exploring and communicating ideas, feelings and preferences through art, music, dance, role play and cookery