Welcome to The Bluebirds!
Our topic this term is 'Polar Explorers'.
We are looking forward to learning all about the North and South Pole. We will be observing similarities and differences about the world around us looking closely at the different climates. The children will be learning about the animals and whether they live in the Artic or the Antartic, how they survive and how they stay warm in the cold climates. The book we are going to focus on this term is 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers. Please look at the Curriculum Overview to see all of the other learning opportunities the children will experience throughout the topic this term.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) has it's own curriculum specifically designed for young children and supports their learning and healthy development. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development:
Communication and language
Personal, social and emotional development
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. This is similar to the curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it's suitable for very young children. It is designed to be flexible so that staff can follow the individual needs and interests of our children and allows children to learn through immersion, exploration, being active and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and in our outdoor learning environment
http://www.learninglive.co.uk/teachers/fs/index.asp Talking stories, games and interactive activities for Foundation Stage children.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/eyfs/ Online activities for Foundation Stage.
http://www.familylearning.org.uk/reading_printables.html Printable high frequency word lists – an essential!
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-resources.html Phonic resources.
http://www.starfall.com/ Phonic games and activities.
http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html Numeracy games for Reception children.
http://www.poissonrouge.com/ Over 200 games, activities and animations. Great for confidence building and exploration.
http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc-home/vtc-ey-home.htm Various Early Years activities.
http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/default.htm Games designed to help children with basic number concepts.