Welcome to the Discoverers class page!
Please look at our teacher profiles so you can get to know a little more about the staff who will be working with your children.
We have a SUPER EXCITING year ahead of us filled with lots of learning and fun experiences. This year, we are going on a fabulous learning journey, and we will thoroughly enjoy the opportunities along the way in our newly designed EYFS classrooms.
Autumn 1 – All About Me
We will be listening to and reading stories ‘All About Me’ and learn how to recognise and form the letters to write our own names. We will be listening to and a reading lots of new books like ‘What Makes me Me’ and ‘Welcome to Our World’ to learn ‘All About Me’. We will be learning how to write our own name and the names of other important people who are in our lives. We will all be trying our best in our phonics lessons learning and listening to new sounds like ‘i’, digraphs ‘ie’, trigraphs ‘igh’. We will also transfer out new learning into our handwriting. We will be following a White Rose Maths programme which is full of super cool activities, and you will absolutely love them! We will be learning about past and present events in all our lives and celebration exciting times of our lives like class birthdays. We will be making lots of self-portrait creations using a range of art and craft resources from cardboard to glue and Sellotape to glitter, we are going to have a super creative experience!
Autumn 2 – Spells & Sparkles
This topic is all making spells and creating sparkle in our lives. We will be outside in the mud kitchen making potions and, in the writing, area using our new sounds to put together words to write magical spells! We will have to keep our eyes open for some green toads, I hear there are a few lurking around the grounds of Fishburn Primary School! So, make sure you bring your wellies! Whilst we are learning outside, we will be investigating patterns of change in the weather, temperature, and animals. Inside we will be paying particular attention to technology and learning all about safety from Smartie the Penguin. During this term, we will enjoy the exciting time of Halloween and the special time of Christmas so be prepared to have the best time, we are going to have a blast!
Spring 1 – Out of the World
This term we will focus on everything amazing and out of this world! We will transform our classroom into a space station and learn all there is to know about space, planets, stars and read super cool books like ‘How to Catch a Star’ where we can sit down and work together by writing sets of instructions on how we could catch a star! We will also use Oxford Owl to help us read some extra special stories and in phonics learn some interesting ‘alien’ words! We can create our own flying sources in the junk area, make some moon rocks, constellations and my favourite, SLIME! This topic is quite literally going to be ‘Out of this World!’.
Spring 2 – Growing Green & Natural Habitats
Springtime is a great time of year, we can plant, play and watch things grow. As part of this topic, we are all going to be planting Sunflowers in the school grounds and have a competition on who can grow the tallest! Pre-school and Nursery are also going to join in with this, so our school is going to be filled with bright yellow sunflowers! We are going to be reading stories like ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’, ‘It Starts with a Seed’ and some using non-fiction texts to learn new and scientific words. We will be continuing with our phonics, reading, writing and numeracy lessons whilst still learning amazing new things and taking part in the best experiences in and around our fabulous continuous provision and if that isn’t enough, we hope to be able to hatch our own chicks! (cheep cheep!).
Summer 1 – Superheroes
This half term takes a little turn to focus on the superheroes in our lives, who we need and sometimes or always rely on in our lives. We could transform our classroom into a hospital, a veterinary surgery a fire station and much much more as we learn about the superheroes in our lives. We could use our amazing writing skills to invite some emergency service heroes into our school and learn all about what they do when they’re out in our community helping people and saving lives! In our creative area, we could develop our skills and use our imaginations to make all the different types of transport used to support the emergency services in their very busy working lives.
Summer 2 – Oh I do like to be beside the seaside
‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside’ … Finally, to end our most amazing year in EYFS and before you head of into KS1 we will be learning everything to do with The Seaside, creating boats and using different materials trying to keep them afloat and then working out how we can make them sink. We will have a range of fantastic learning resources to use to create these boats, but does it have to be a boat? It could even be a Hovercraft! We have some exciting reading material in school too, not just the Oxford Owl but fabulous stories like ‘When the Sea Meets the Shore’, ‘The Snail and the Wale’ and ‘Sharing a Shell’. We can make full use of out HUGE outdoor sand pit and all our new water equipment both indoors and out. You’re in for a real treat with this topic and I know you will all love it! To complete this fantastic topic and the final weeks in EYFS, we hope to squeeze in a cheeky trip to one of our amazing beaches.
This is just a snippet of what you will learn this year and I hope you’re all excited to learn and experience what’s to come! There is a possibility where topics and some activities may transpose to something else as this curriculum is planned with subject to change to the interests or you, The Discoverers!