Dear Early Years Parents/Guardians,
The children have settled in really well in our new early years unit. All of the staff have been very pleased with their enthusiasm. Our Autumn term topic is ‘Pitter Patter Puddle Play’. Below is an overview of the main areas that we will cover from now until Christmas. A more detailed paper copy was given out to you a few weeks ago, if you haven't received it please let a member of staff know.
The main focus of this topic is ‘knowledge and understanding of the world’ and enables children to explore water in its many different forms using their senses in a range of first hand sensory experiences. Hopefully we will have some 'proper' rain to investigate and enjoy very soon! Through this topic the seven areas of learning will be covered and the skills for your child’s stage and age will be catered for.
The children will learn about:
· How we use water at home
· Water safety
· Water in different forms
· Animals and their habitats (water based)
· Volume and measures
· The children will use emergent writing, mark making and drawing to express their findings
· Plant growth (necessity for water)
· Respond to music and use their bodies for creative dance
· Welsh words and phrases based on topic
Please remember to encourage your child to talk about experiences both in school and at home that relate to ‘Pitter Patter Puddle Play’. If you haven't brought in waterproof trousers, coat and wellies for your child to keekp in school please do so a.s.a.p (all items clearly labelled) so that they can participate fully in all our activities when the time comes.
Many thanks for your continued support
Mrs Carter, Mrs Abel and all Early Years staff