Autumn 1 – Marvellous Me
This term is all about getting to know one another. We will spend this term and a lot of the year working on personal, social, emotional development (PSED). Patience, turn taking, lining up, expectations of the setting and school. Joining collective worship with the rest of the infant site in the hall and the whole school on zoom on a Friday. The children will learn what resources we have and through tidying up will know where to find resources they want to use. We will look at art and religious education, we will be looking at our different features e.g., our eye colour and what makes us, us! We will learn about different families e.g., single children, children with only brothers or only sisters etc. Things we enjoy doing with our families and generally getting to hear all the wonderful ways we feel we belong.
There will also be a job list which includes getting the register, doing the calendar, doing the shaker (which calls the children to the carpet or to tidy up time) and taking the water bottles to the playground in a pull along trolley.
We have some incentives to assist with getting to know the setting and to reward the children for good decision making, for example, the children can earn a dinosaur for good teamwork such as lining up well, listening well together and tidying as a team. Once they have ten dinosaurs they can choose a treat e.g., watch a movie with popcorn, make cakes and enjoy eating them, party games. We also have a credit card for each child, and they can earn credits from any adult in the school, once their card is full it goes into the tombola where they could win a book token at the end of the Autumn term. Weekly, we have Star of the Week awards, and these will be given during Friday’s zoom collective worship. They can be earned for lots of reasons, being kind, being patient or academically such as, great number work or wonderful reading/writing. Two children each week will receive a star.