Classes in our base are: Ladybirds, Rabbits, Cats
Our topic this half term: Busy Bodies
Ladybirds Topic Web
Cats Topic Web
Rabbits Topic Web
In our base we learn through a range of experiences linking to our personal Phonics journey.
We have children in our class at different levels in their journey with phonics. We use Letters and Sound. We do a lot of work around our environmental sounds and through our music activities especially with rhythm. We have access to letters and music throughout our continuous and enhanced provision.
We use a lot of sounds in our play and during our Intensive Interaction session. We have lots of games with letter, animal and object sounds in.
In our base we learn through using different areas in class and around school. Reading in our class will show in many different ways. We enjoy looking at books - both on our own and with adults, some of us use Object of Reference to communicate, we track lights, images and other objects as part of PE, Outdoor play, Light and Sound activities and ICT to name a few. We participate in Sensory Stories, we have access to books in areas of continuous provision and we look at photos of ourselves and others. We have a Book Corner which is filled with lots of cushions inside and a reading area outside. We have story sacks that go home as part of our homework to look at with our families.
In our base we learn through a range of provision and focused activities. You will see us taking part in lots of different maths related activities in our classroom. We have access to numbers, shapes and sizes in our continuous and enhanced provision. We do lots of counting as part of our play and in routines - such as counting children. We have access to different sized containers and participate in lots of pouring and filling activities whether this is in the sand, water or other messy play. We are learning to follow routines and anticipate what is going to happen next. We have a designated Maths area within our classroom, but this doesn't mean this is the only place we access our learning in Maths, there are lots of opportunities throughout our classroom - both inside and outside.
In our base we learn through lots of different ways!
We enjoy mark making in sensory media including, dry oats, coloured rice, cornflour, shaving foam and spagetti! We also enjoy using paints, ICT, pens, chalks and bingo dabbers to make lots of colourful marks! We are developing mark making skills through big and small movements.
We do lots of finger gym activities such as threading and play dough to help develop our fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.
We use a range of provision to enhance and develop our gross motor skills and balance, such as Yoga balls, balance boards, climbing equipment, tac pac and sherbourne.
Our swimming day is: Monday all day
Our PE day is: Thursday AM
Our rebound sessions are: Friday AM
Our swimming day is: Tuesday all day
Our PE day is: Monday PM
Our rebound sessions are: Thursday PM
Our swimming day is: Wednesday PM
Our PE day is: Thursday AM
Our rebound sessions are: Thursday AM
Please click on the 'Archive 2016-17' link to take a look at the great work we did last year in Ladybirds!