Spring 2 2024
Personal and Social Development
In the second part of our Spring Term our newest Seahorses have settled in well and are becoming more independent and familiar with the rules and expectations. The oldest Seahorses play an important role, supporting the younger Seahorses, helping them to settle in and this is great! All children are encouraged to follow the rules, share and learn to work with different children. Through adult led activities, the children will develop more focus and concentration.
PE in the hall will continue as this is something all the children have loved, Tuesdays are becoming their favourite day! Squiggle While You Wiggle will continue, teaching our new Seahorses how it’s done! As skills in cutting develop, the children will gain more control and accuracy, becoming more independent when cutting out. Monster Phonics continues for all Seahorses. Letter formation will become a focus, especially the letters in the children's names so they become confident forming the letters in their name correctly.
We will continue to talk about and monitor the weather as we move through the seasons as well as continuing to learn about things we can do to care about our planet, something the children have shown an interest in.
Alongside this we will be learning about growing, planting seeds and caring for them as they grow. We will learn what plants need to grow and compare this to animals and humans. We will also look at habitats, learning the names of different habitats and what we might find there, beginning to learn about how things are needed for the survival of certain creatures.
Here is a word mat with some of our 'Growing' topic words. See which ones your child knows and uses. Talk about any they are unsure of.
Shape The children will learn to recognise and match shapes through shape hunts and matching games. They will be taught the steps to take to help to complete simple jigsaws, eg find the corners first, look for the straight sides, are the pieces the right way up, etc.