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Queen Emma's Primary School

Foundation Stage - Ben Nevis

Welcome to Ben Nevis

Class Teacher: Miss Warrington

Nursery Nurse: Mrs Olive

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Cushing

Term 3 topic: Why are carrots orange?

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This term we will be exploring all things food! We will be investigating different food groups, healthy eating, the benefits of exercise and origins of the food we eat.  We will be developing our understanding of a healthy lifestyle and the choices we make in everyday life in order to stay fit and healthy. The children will have opportunities to grow their own vegetables and cook a variety of different foods. We also have an exciting trip to Pizza Express, where we learn about food hygiene and make our own pizzas!

 

Area of Learning Topic Focus

Communication & Language

The children will have lots of opportunities to have group discussions, practising listening to other’s views and opinions. We will also reflect on ourselves and our life styles in terms of healthy and unhealthy choices.

Physical Development

The children will continue to develop their physical skills through their play and in PE sessions. Within this topic, the children will have a particular focus on exercise and self-health. We will complete the daily mile regularly as well as developing our gross motor skills in our vegetable patch!

Literacy

Children will continue to develop their phonic skills during our topic afternoons. Children will write captions and short sentences with support from an adult. Children will investigate various texts in line with our topic of food.  

Maths (Number/Shape, Space & Measure) The children will explore the area of measurement this term, including length, capacity and weight using non-standard measure. We will also explore continue to explore place value and work on understanding the concept of numbers.
Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Children will develop their social skills through role-play and team games. The children will have lots of opportunities to have group discussions, practising listening to other’s views and opinions. We will also reflect on ourselves and our life styles in terms of healthy and unhealthy choices.

Expressive Arts & Design

Children will explore their imagination through our ‘kitchen’ role-play area. Children will have the opportunities to play with others and develop social skills through expressive arts. The children will have constant access to a creative area where they will have the opportunity to select appropriate tools for a purpose.

Understanding the World

The children will be exploring different seasons and what plants need to grow. We will all grow a seed and observe the changes. The children will be encouraged to talk about different cultures and how people vary from one another, particularly focusing on religious celebrations. We will discuss religious celebrations and family traditions whilst relating it to our own traditions.

 

 

Home Learning

 

Each term we will send home a "Homework Menu" consisting of a variety of activities. This is not compulsory, however these activities will greatly benefit each child and develop our topic further in the home environment. There is a range of activities that include conversation, writing and photo opportunities to be completed over the year. 

 

We do also stress the importance of reading at home each day; it may be a Read Write Inc. resource or a book of choice. When reading a Read Write Inc. ditty/book, we ask that your child reads it three times to gain accuracy and comprehension which should be recorded in their reading diary.  

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