Welcome back Tiger Cubs!!!
Your teachers will be Mrs Burgin, Miss Highton and Mrs Hitchens
This January our topic is called…
‘Do dragons exist?’
Beyond this place, there be dragons! Do dragons exist? What’s it like to live in a castle? It’s time to explore the fantastical world of dragons and castles. This half term, we’ll explore a castle and its grounds. Will we find a medieval sword or a dragon’s footprint? Back in the classroom, we’ll identify the different parts of a castle and learn about the people and animals that lived there. We’ll move like dragons and unearth dragon eggs from the sand. What will we find inside? We’ll dress up in royal finery and as knights, sticking to the knight’s code by working together and being kind.
Getting creative, we’ll draw dragons, try out some hoop weaving and make a friendly dragon to protect our classroom. Roar! At the end of the project, we’ll come to school in castle-themed fancy dress.
As Foundation Stage 1 we will be singing lots of songs daily, especially nursery rhymes as this helps with our speech, sounds and awareness of rhyme and rhythm.
We will explore early counting with simple number songs and games.
We will enjoy all kinds of stories linked to our topic or simply ones that we like.
But most of all we will learn to play and learn together, build good friendships, begin to understand what makes us and others happy or sad, and work together to create a safe, happy and nurturing environment for us all.
Don’t forget to look out for photos we put on your child’s dojo app of their learning and please share experiences from home in there too. We love learning about the things the children enjoy out of school.