Learning about ourselves and the world we live in is a fundamental part of childhood development, especially as pupils start to ask questions about who they are and how they are the same, or different, from others. As such, the start of the academic year - when everybody is getting to know one another, is the ideal time to get stuck into a 'what a wonderful world we live in.’ The environment will be set up to offer real experiences and give children what they already know. This will enable children to make connections with the world, develop a sense of self image and promotes secure personal social and emotional development.
Within this topic, we will be exploring family photographs, places we have visited and we will be creating homes using mathematical vocabulary and problem solving. Please feel free to come and chat to member of staff, talk about family, events and celebrations as we love to share with the children and reflect what they know in the environment.
We have also introduced shooting star home learning books, this will be another way of communicating with school. During our topic we will update our doorway to learning with child centred expression, displaying art, media and samples of writing. Please remember to bring a family photograph so we can use this as a talking point and display this in class all year.
Some of the books we plan to focus on...