Parent Information Sheet.
Autumn Term (2nd half) – 2011.
Topics: ‘The Jolly Postman’ and ‘Christmas’
Communication, Language and Knowledge and Understanding Problem solving, Reasoning and
Literacy. of the World. Numeracy
Developing mouse control
Daily story with discussion. to draw picture of story Developing interest in
Retelling and characters on the counting and numbers
writing/sequencing the computer/interactive through rhymes and
story of The Jolly Postman whiteboard. songs.
and the Christmas story. Investigating the Developing counting skills
Communicating with new properties of ice. up to 15 or 20.
people – adults and peers. Investigating the texture Recognising numerals to
Language relating to the of soapy sand and 10.
stories and Christmas. cornflour mix. Making sets of up to 10
Name writing. Discussing what a wood is objects.
Follow Jolly Phonics scheme – what is it like? Comparing weights of
to learn alphabet sounds Learning own address. objects – heavier/lighter
and blends. Where do they live? than.
Handwriting patterns and Simple repeating
letter formation. patterns using colour.
Writing letters to other Finding 1 more and less
classes. than numbers 1-9
Physical Development. Creative Development. Personal, Social and Emotional
Jigsaw puzzles – Singing familiar songs and Separating from carers.
manipulation of pieces into nursery rhymes, including Establishing routines.
correct place. Christmas ones. Circle time – being nice
Cutting skills – safe use of Paintings, drawings and to one another, sharing,
scissors. models of story thinking about other
Health and hygiene characters. people’s feelings,
awareness – washing hands Post office and Santa’s respecting the property
after going to the toilet workshop role play areas. of others.
and prior to eating. Role play of the different Person of the Week
Travelling/moving in stories. Discussing the Christmas
different ways. Making a variety of story and the reasons for
Use of climbing equipment. Christmas decorations. our celebrations.
Use of movement tapes eg Designing and printing Taking part in the
Sticky Kids. stamps and wrapping Nativity play.
Riding bikes for a purpose. paper patterns. Developing independent
RE – Why do we have