EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
Little Ripples Class
Theme: Traditional Tales
Come with us as we find the Three Bears, who chase Goldilocks down the stairs.
Off to see the Gingerbread Man who won’t be beaten but when he meets the fox he does get eaten.
Follow us and see where we go, where Three Little Pigs to the Wolf say ‘no’.
Where once upon a time in a far away land, Three Billy Goats cross the bridge that the Troll once manned. Then along the path that Little Red Riding Hood took and into Granny’s house we will look.
This is the learning that we can look forward to this term.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This term we are going to be looking at our class expectations. This will encourage positive behaviour and enable the children to be able to deal with conflicts and to help them follow class rules. We are hoping the children will gain an understanding of what is expected of them and why they are important to help our days run smoothly.
Communication and Language
Communication and Language is developed widely throughout all areas of the EYFS. We will continue to explore our vocabulary, asking the children questions when they are playing to help extend their thinking and to support using a wider vocabulary. We love to sing during our sessions so this will continue, the children really enjoy singing independently and like to choose songs to sing to others. We are going to continue developing our listening skills by reading familiar books and encouraging discussions on what we can remember about certain familiar stories.
The children will use their physical skills during lots of different activities throughout the day, but this term we are going to concentrate on more focused fine motor skills. We will work on our pencil control as this will help us to become more confident with this skill later on. We will explore the tweezers and different sized Pom-poms to help develop our muscles when using the tweezers to pick up each of the pom-poms.
We will explore our gross motor skills more while taking part in outside play, continuing to use different construction and different materials to make houses that can’t be blown down by the big bad wolf or bridges to get across before being seen by the troll.
In literacy this term we will be looking at traditional tales that are familiar to the children to help support developing conversations around familiar stories. We will look at a different story each week and build some activities around them. We will start off with Goldilocks and The Three Bears, then have The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs, Three Billy Goats Gruff and end with Little Red Riding Hood. We will also look at different versions of the stories and may even try to watch some too.
We are also going to be looking at our names, recognising them and using our name cards to trace our names. The children will be encouraged to mark make both inside and outside using a variety of writing equipment including chalks, paintbrushes, sticks and much more!
We are going to introduce a number a week starting with the number one. This will help us gain a real understanding of numbers and begin to explore number recognition as well as numbers represented with objects.
We will be looking at our height, measuring all the children and use the language shorter and taller to make comparisons, we will also be looking at how much we grow giving us a greater understanding around size. We will also look at sizes when we explore, making all our different structures such as houses and bridges.
Understanding the World
This term we are going to explore each of the different stories in more detail using technology for example watching some farm programmes to see if we can spot the three little pigs.
We will also explore some real life bear programmes to see what habitat bears live in and find out more about them. We are also going to find out how biscuits are made linking to the story of The Gingerbread Man.
Expressive Arts and Design
We plan to explore lots of different resources and materials to get creative with this term. We are going to be using paper plates to make some bear faces, exploring gingerbread play dough with gingerbread shaped cutters and making our own wolf masks.
We always support the children in their role play and we will be encouraging the children’s developing imaginations as we bring our stories to life.