Welcome to The Little Explorers 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 learning through these inspiring topics in our new pre-school.
Autumn 1 – All About Me
We will be listening to and reading stories ‘All About Me’ and learning how to mark make to try and form letters that make up our names. We will be joining in with fun songs and joining in with our favourite nursery rhymes. I hope everyone loves to dance, because we are going to be dancing our socks off too! The fun learning doesn’t stop there, we are going to be doing lots of counting and playing fun games to recognise numbers. ‘Understanding the World’ is an interesting part of our curriculum, and we will be learning about how we change from babies, to children, big boys, and girls and then adults! Our preschool is set up with a super creative provision ESPECIALLY the area where we can paint, chalk, colour, draw, make junk models and DOUGH!
Autumn 2 – Exploring Autumn & Winter
This topic is all about the seasons Autumn and Winter. We will be outside observing and experiencing the change in weather and celebrate some exciting times that happen during these seasons like Class birthdays, Bonfire Night, Diwali, and CHRISTMAS! As you can imagine, this half term is going to be even more creative and fun from the previous term. Your teachers have lots of glitter for you to make some amazing sparkly creations! We will be continuing with more number recognition, signing, dancing and making marks that help us read and write. Online we will be learning with Smarty the e-safety penguin learning about keeping safe when we use technology at school and at home.
Spring 1 – Stories & Songs
This term is focussed on Stories and Songs. We all have our own favourite stories and songs, and we can learn lots from these, especially at school. We will be reading them as a class and joining in with our favourite parts, you may also want to read to your friends! This is another exciting topic as we can create some sculptures of characters from our favourite books, paint or create our own book covers or head outside and sing our favourite song AS LOUD AS WE WANT in the music area, where there is even a huge piano for you to play along with! The home area will be very interesting this half term, you could work with your teacher to change it into an exciting Palace, Castle, Dungeon to make it fit with your favourite story! How exciting is this?
Spring 2 – Watch Things Grow
I know I love to watch things grow, and I think you will too when we learn about growth, plants, animals, and habitats. We are going to be planting seeds around school, in pots and wait for it…… we are going to grow out very own SUNFLOWERS! Sunflowers grow SO tall; we could have a competition to see whose Sunflowers grows the tallest! We are going to be reading stories like ‘Lola Plants a Garden’, ‘Sam Plants a Sunflower’ and Non-fiction texts like ‘I Can Grow a Flower’. Our home area can be transformed into a garden centre.
Summer 1 – A Teddy Bears Picnic
This half term takes a little turn to focus on pets, animals, and wild animals and this is when we can use the iPad and the computers in the ICT suite to do lots of research on these amazing animals and wildlife. We will also be taking a close look at the minibeast in school, and you will also be able to teach your adults all about these on your way to school, in your own gardens at home or even the park! This will also be a good time to have an adventure in the schools Adventure Forest!
Summer 2 – Down on the Farm
Down on the Farm will be our final topic of this academic year and it will be an amazing one too! We can listen to some fabulous stories like ‘Rosies Walk’, Mrs Wishy-Washy’s Farm’ and look at some non-fiction texts about farm animals. There will be some amazing junk models made this term, where we can build a cardboard class farm, create some super paintings, and wait for it…. A VISIT TO THE FARM!
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 Little Explorers!