Welcome to Dolphins

Teacher - Dolphins Hannah Whiting
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Welcome to Dolphins Class

In Dolphins class we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and all learning is very much interlinked. We plan some adult led activities but our pupils have freedom to also self-select their own learning and activities and staff follow ‘In the moment planning’ Pupils have their own personalised activities for individual Speech and language therapy and EHCP targets. We learn through ‘play’ with a big emphasis on global communication- signing, speech, expression, symbols.

Summer term 2 Timetable

Curriculum Information for parentsSummer Term 2 EYFSTopic: Our Five Senses
Subject Week One & Two 03/06/19- 14/03/19 Week Three and Four 17/06/19 – 28/06/19 Week Five and Six 01/07/19 – 12/07/19 Week Seven & Eight 15/07/19 – 24/07/19
Jolly Phonics Soundsr, m, dg, o, u l, f, bj, z, w
Literacy: ReadingWe will be reading the Usborne Book, ‘That’s not my… lion!’ Written by: Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells We will be reading the Usborne Book, ‘That’s not my… fairy!’ Written by: Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells We will be reading the Usborne Book, ‘That’s not my… dinosaur!’ Written by: Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells We will be reading the Usborne Book, ‘That’s not my… unicorn!’ Written by: Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells
Literacy: Mark making, Fine Motor Development We will create our own lion by collaging, painting, cutting, sticking and drawing. We will create our own fairy by collaging, painting, cutting, sticking and drawing. We will create our own dinosaur by collaging, painting, cutting, sticking and drawing We will create our own unicorn by collaging, painting, cutting, sticking and drawing.
Mathmatics: NumberSensory Number Recognition: Ice cube numbers – We will be spotting different numbers hidden in the ice cubes! We will try to say their names, and sequence the numbers in order. Sensory Counting: Fiddly Counting – We will be using the tweezers to count out the correct number of pom poms into the numbered egg container. Sensory Number Recognition: Glitter Numbers – We will be spotting different numbers hidden in the glitter and water filled containers! We will try to say their names, and sequence the numbers in order. Sensory Counting: Number Pegs – We will peg the correct number of pegs to the card. Sensory Number Recognition: Jelly Numbers – We will be spotting different numbers hidden in the sticky jelly! We will try to say their names, and sequence the numbers in order. Sensory Counting: Wiggly Fish! – We will try to count the number of fish swimming in the blue, glittery water. Sensory Number Recognition: Jelly Numbers – We will be spotting different numbers hidden in the sticky jelly! We will try to say their names, and sequence the numbers in order.
Mathmatics: Shape, Space & MeasureSorting by colour – Red – We will sort various objects by their colours. Sorting by colour – Yellow – We will sort various objects by their colours. Sorting by colour – Green – We will sort various objects by their colours.Jewels – We will be putting the correct number of jewels into the numbered cups.
Understanding of the World: The WorldExploring the different parts of the body and what they do. Explore how for some animals their parts of the body look different. Eg – noses (trunks, snouts, noses). We will smell different things during these sessions. Exploring the different parts of the body and what they do. Explore how for some animals their parts of the body look different. Eg – eyes / ears (different placement on different animals & insects, different eye colours) We will be looking at different things during these sessions, i.e. light/dark. We will also be listening to different noises. Exploring the different parts of the body and what they do. Explore how for some animals their parts of the body look different. Eg – Mouths. We will taste different things during these sessions.Exploring the different parts of the body and what they do. Explore how for some animals their parts of the body look different. Eg – Hands / claws / feet. We will be feeling different things during these sessions.
Understanding of the World: People and CommunitiesWe will be exploring different sensory items from various cultures. This week we will be exploring incense, and how it is used in different religions.We will be exploring different sensory items from various cultures. This week we will be exploring candles and how they are used in different religions. We will be exploring different sensory items from various cultures. This week we will be tasting food used in various celebrations by different religions. We will be exploring different sensory items from various cultures. This week we will be exploring various artefacts relating to different cultures.
Expressive Arts and DesignTuff tray activities for children to access all day, including: Rainbow spaghetti, Melting coloured ice cubes, Sensory playdough Tuff tray activities for children to access all day, including: Shaving foam and paint mixing, messy baked beans, sparkly sand Tuff tray activities for children to access all day, including: Sensory spice paint, fruit tea painting, fruit printing. Exploring the different parts of the body and what they do. Explore how for some animals their parts of the body look different. Eg – Hands / claws / feet. We will be feeling different things during these sessions.
Songs of the weekRing a Ring o’ Roses Mary Mary Quite Contrary I Can Sing a Rainbow Row Row Row Your Boat Jelly on the Plate Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star If You’re Happy and You Know it We all Clap Hands Together In a Dark, Dark Wood We will recap of the wonderful songs we have learnt this half term.
Physical DevelopmentPupils will be attending weekly swim sessions at Splash or in the Hydro Pool. We are learning how to be safe in the water and how to swim! We are also learning how to get changed into our kits as part of our self care.
CommunicationDaily Attention Autism sessions. Intensive Interaction sessions during child initiated play sessions at all times. Continuing PECs work with some pupils. We will be working on our Speech and Language Targets.
Personal, Social & EmotionalPupils are constantly working on this area as part of our ongoing provision and Support and Intervention Plans are in place for the children who require them. Our daily practice is to encourage the development of this area as Early Years Practitioners in everyday situations and opportunities with the children