Our learning for w/c 19th October 2015

I can make a train using different fixing and joining methods


30-50 PD uses one handed tools and equipment

30-50 EAD Uses various construction materials

40-60 PD Handles tools ,objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control

40-60 EAD Selects tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials they are using

How can you help at home?

·         Challenge your child to make something at home using junk modelling

·         Look at the different ways toys join together – magnets, hooks etc

Key vocabulary: split pins, sellotape, paper clip, string, ribbon, glue, cable, fixing, joining, assemble, create

I can talk about the first half term – What went well and things to change


30-50 PSED Aware of own feelings, and knows that some actions and words can hurt others’ feelings.

30-50 CL Beginning to use more complex sentences to link thoughts (e.g. using and, because).

40-60 PSED Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions.

40-60 CL Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events.

How can you help at home?

·         Talk to your child about the first half term at school. Tell them the positive things that you have noticed.

·         Ask them what they would like to do at school…

·         …tell us!

Key vocabulary: Enjoyed, change, different, add, listen, talk

I can use a hand whisk

30-50 UW Knows how to operate simple equipment.

30-50 UW Talk about how things happen and why things work

40-60 PD Eats a healthy range of foodstuffs and understands need for variety in food. Uses simple tools to effect changes to materials.

40-60 UW Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change

How can you help at home?

·         Make toast – talk about what you have done to change the bread into toast and whether you can change it back again!

·         Make a mousse using different tools – a balloon whisk, hand whisk or electric beaters. Which is best/easiest?

Key vocabulary: Milk, whisk, air, bubbles, change of state, reversible, irreversible
I can play stuck in the mud


30-50 PD Runs skilfully and negotiates space successfully, adjusting speed or direction to avoid obstacles.

40-60 PD Negotiates space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles.

How can you help at home?

·         Setting up obstacle courses in the garden

·         Playing turn taking games

·         Playing blindfolded games and helping them to negotiate the space safely whilst blindfolded

Key vocabulary: Stuck in the mud, rules, control, care, warm up, stretch

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