Hello song – introducing children to teachers and to each other.
Starting school – story-time – group discussions help build confidence and alleviate anxieties. Familiar nursery rhymes and action songs -basic painting, pasting, cutting – introduce the farm – animal sounds - story of cow.
Group collage – Autumn – discussion, songs etc.
Difference between farm and wild animals, activities appropriate to same.
Leaf rubbings, story of squirrel, tree, fruit etc.. Halloween arts and crafts. Halloween party– dressing up.
I am putting lots of leaves on my tree!
Our hands look like leaves!
Plant bulbs, make hedgehog, discuss hibernation and winter.
Group collage – Winter – discussion songs etc.
Christmas arts and crafts, decorate classroom. Christmas party – Santa’s visit.
Make winter snowman, polar bears, penguins with cotton wool and paste.
Introduce solar system, paint sun, discuss planets.
Introduce continents, activities appropriate to each one, e.g. (African continent) elephant story/craft, springtime song and Valentine crafts.
Group collage – Spring – discussion, songs etc.
Learn about March hare, activities appropriate to springtime, e.g. Mother’s Day.
Discuss changing weather, springtime flowers etc. St Patrick’s Day crafts, decorate classroom, party, marching songs, parade.
Time line, dinosaurs, early man etc. – activities to coincide with same. Easter story, baby animals, spring lamb, baby chicks – craft activities – Easter party.
I love my Easter Chick!