# What will my child be learning this term?

Autumn

Here are the learning objectives that will be covered in the Autumn term.

Literacy

 I can recognise my own name. I can use language from books in my play. I know that English print goes top to bottom and left to right. I can hear and say the first sounds in words. I can blend the sounds in simple words (i.e. CVC). I am beginning to read decodable words and simple sentences. I am beginning to read some common irregular words (i.e. I, go, no, the, to, into). I know the sounds that all of the letters in the alphabet make and what their proper names are.   Writing: I can say what the marks I make mean. I can use clearly identifiable letters to represent words and am beginning to put those letters in order. I can write my own name. I can hear and write the first sounds in words. I can segment the sounds in simple words and write them down (i.e. CVC). I write new words in a way that matches their phonic sounds. I can break the flow of speech down into word.

I am starting to write simple captions (i.e. CVC + I, go, no, the, to, into).

Maths

Number:

 I can count objects with 1 to 1 correspondence (1- 10 and then 1-20). I can count objects that can’t be moved. I can count out 6 or more objects from a larger group. I can count an irregular arrangement of up to 10 objects. I can estimate how many and then count up to check. I can identify which group has more and which has less. I recognise numerals (1-10 and then 1-20). I can write numbers (1-10 and then 1-20). I can match the correct numeral to a number of objects (1-10 and then 1-20). I can order numerals (1-10 and then 1-20).   Shape Space and Measure: I can sequence events. I can identify shapes in the environment. I can name 3D shapes and the 2D shapes within them. A can select a particular named shape. I can use shapes to create patterns and build models. (patterns don’t have to repeat) I can use positional language including ‘behind’, ‘in front’, ‘next to’, ‘under’ and ‘on’. I can order 2-3 items by length. I can order 2-3 items by height. I can order 2-3 items by weight. I can order 2-3 items by capacity.
I can use every day language associated with length, height, weight and capacity.

Communication and Language

Speaking:

 I can use language to imagine and recreate experiences during role play. I can link statements together to stick to a main theme whilst talking.   Understanding: I can respond accurately to instructions involving a two part sequence. I understand ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions and am beginning to answer them.   Listening and attention: I can join in with repeated refrains in stories. I anticipate key events, phrases and rhymes in stories. I can maintain my attention and concentrate during appropriate activities.

I listen attentively in a range of situations.

Expressive Arts and Design

Exploring and using media and material:

 I know a range of songs. I know range of dances. I can explore the sounds of different instruments. I know that different media can be combined to make new effects. I can construct with a purpose in mind. I can use simple tools including paintbrushes.   Being imaginative: I can build stories around toys. I can use available resources to create props to support my role-play. I can capture experiences and responses with a range of media such as music, dance and paint. I can create simple representations of events, people and objects. I can choose particular colours for a purpose.

I can play alongside other children who are engaged in the same theme.

Personal emotional and social development

Self-confidence and self-awareness:

 I can talk to other children during my play. I can communicate freely about my home and community. I am confident to ask adults for help. I can talk to other people about what I want and need. I am confident to try new activities. I am confident speaking in familiar groups. I can choose my own resources so start my own activities.   Making relationships: I can start conversations with my friends. I make good relationships with my friends and adults. I can keep play going by responding to what my friends are doing or saying.   Managing feelings and behaviour I know the boundaries of my setting and what behaviour is expected from me. I can solve problems without aggression. I know that my own actions affect other people. I can talk about how I show my feelings. I know that some behaviours are unacceptable.

I can understand and follow rules.

Physical development

Physical development:

 I can hold a pencil correctly using a tripod grip. I show a preference for a dominant hand. I can use scissors correctly. I hand tools effectively and carefully. I can use anticlockwise movements and re-trace vertical lines. I am beginning to form recognisable letters (and most of these are formed correctly) I can catch a large ball (and I can catch a small ball too). I can negotiate space safely, including during running games. I can adjust my speed and direction to avoid obstacles. I show good control and coordination in large movements.   Health and self-care: I take control of my body and know when I’m hungry, thirsty, hot, cold or tired. I can use the toilet independently and remain dry all day. I can manage my own personal hygiene.

I dress and undress independently (and can do all my own fastening including buttons and zips)

Understanding of the World

People and communities:

 I can talk about the things that are the same and different between my friends and I. I can talk about some of the things that make me unique. I can talk about things that have happened in my life and the lives of my family. I enjoy taking part in my family’s routines and customs. I can talk about my own and other tradition, cultures and customs. I know that we are all different and respect those differences. I can talk about the things that are similar and different between other families and my own.   The world: I can look at the environment and talk about what I see I can compare my environment to others including why my new school is different to nursery. I notice patterns in the environment. I can do observational drawings of what I see around me.   Technology: I can use ICT and age appropriate software. I can complete simple computer programmes.

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