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Birch Class Learning


Communication & Language

This term we will be following instructions, Listening to stories and rhymes, speaking in small groups and exploring in role-play. They will also be be practising to put on a performance. 

Physical Development

This term the children will be; doing gymnastics. They will be practising their balancing skills and learning different ways to travel. They will be developing their fine motor skills through carefully planned activities such as, ' threading, cutting and mark making with various media. The children will also be rehearsing their gross motor skills on bikes, scooters and balancing equipment.

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

We are learning to develop our Listening and waiting skills. We will continue to use -Show me 5. We will be following directions, understanding and detecting different feelings. The children will be beginning to understand how these skills will be modelled but they will also taught through 'Dinosaur School'. Dinosaur School is a program that teaches the children about feelings and rules through puppets.



Expressive Arts & Design

We will exploring the role play area, engaging with small world play, moving to music and mark making with a range of different media and finally, making hats for a Christening and Christmas. 


In Literacy the children will be listening to stories and poems, all about celebrations. The celebrations that we will be thinking about are Halloween, Bonfire night, Diwali, Christenings, Harvest and Christmas.


In maths this term the children will be learning through songs, games and hands-on-activities. They will be practising recognising patterns, creation patterns, counting skills to 5 and beyond (for some children), sorting and grouping objects and learning about 2D shapes.

Understanding the World

This term the children will be thinking about; Celebrations with our families.

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