Summer 2 2022

Our topic this half term is ‘Journeys and Travel’. We will focus on a different text each week and begin to introduce children to different parts of a book. These will include ‘Handa’s Surpirse’, ‘The Train Ride’, ‘Rosie’s Walk’, ”Mr Gumpy’s Outing’, ”Stick Man’ and our Talk for Writing text is ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. We will continue to promote letter formation and mark-making for a purpose, i.e. a shopping list, cards, invitations etc.

In Mathematics children will discuss different prepositions and will direct their peers to do different actions and will physically move objects, under, on top, next to etc. We will encourage children to make maps, recognising different features and drawing them. We will continue to look at number and introduce one more/ one less than a given number.

We will continue tuning in children’s listening skills as well as continuing daily Read Write Inc, dough gym and funky fingers. The children will learn a new letter a week and link objects to initial sounds. We will cover sh,r,j,v,y,w and consolidate the sounds children have already learned. Dough gym develops children’s gross motor skills and funky fingers develop children’s fine motor skills and all help towards early writing skills. Children will also continue daily name writing. We will begin to orally blend and segment CVC words and encourage children to repeat this such as c-u-p.

Children will continue daily tooth brushing each afternoon after lunch and we will discuss how and why we keep our teeth healthy. As well as weekly P.E with a professional sports coach, Yoga on a Tuesday morning and Spanish on a Thursday morning. We will also be going on our trip to Liverpool Philharmonic, where children will see a real orchestra.

We are confident that your children will have a fun, safe, varied and enjoyable experience at Tadpoles. Please follow us on Twitter for weekly updates @MuganRBL. We will also share their experiences through our observation tool called ‘Evidence Me’. You are also able to share experiences that your child has had via this tool and we can share experiences at school and will send them to you.

Thanks for your continued support,

J Mugan

Spring 2 2022

We will  settle the children into the setting after the holiday’s. We will continue to promote sharing resources and turn taking.

Our topic this half term is ‘Animals and Habitats’. We will focus on a different text each week to develop understanding of different habitats. These will include ‘Mog and the vets’, ‘Owl Babies’, ‘Noisy Farm’, ‘Lost and found’ and our Talk for Writing text is ‘The Selfish Crocodile’. Children will be encouraged to learn about empathy towards the characters from the stories. We will also look closely at different settings and how they are vary from each other.

In Mathematics children will begin to look at capacity and compare quantities, promoting the language full, half full and empty.

Children will also learn about the Christian festival, Easter and we hope to walk down to the church in the village to learn more about it.

We will continue tuning in children’s listening skills as well as continuing daily Read Write Inc, dough gym and funky fingers. The children will learn a new letter a week and link objects to initial sounds. We will cover c,k,u,b,f,e. Dough gym develops children’s gross motor skills and funky fingers develop children’s fine motor skills and all help towards early writing skills. Children will also start daily name writing and we will send one home too. We will begin to orally sound out CVC words and encourage children to repeat this such as c-u-p.

Children will continue daily tooth brushing each afternoon after lunch and we will discuss how and why we keep our teeth healthy.

We are confident that your children will have a fun, safe, varied and enjoyable experience at Tadpoles. Please follow us on Twitter for weekly updates @MuganRBL. We will also share their experiences through our observation tool called ‘Evidence Me’. You are also able to share experiences that your child has had via this tool and we can share experiences at school and will send them to you.

Thanks for your continued support,

J Mugan

Autumn 2 2021

We will continue to work on building friendships with peers and adults, focusing on sharing resources. Children will gain more confidence as they develop their independence throughout the setting.

Our topic this half term is ‘Celebrations and Festivals’. We will focus on Bonfire Night, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We will be learning the history behind each festival and will touch on different beliefs. Our continuous provision and focused activities will be linked to these. The ‘Talk for writing’ text will be ‘The Enormous Turnip’ and children will learn actions to help them re-tell the story as well as new vocabulary and following a story map.

We will hopefully be able to end our topic with our annual ‘Tadpoles Christmas Concert’, our trip to Delamere Forest and a Christmas party in school.

This half term we will continue ‘Phase one phonics’ – tuning in children’s listening skills but will start Read Write Inc , dough gym and funky fingers daily. The children will learn a new letter a week and link objects to sounds such as sock, sausage, sun for ‘s’. Dough gym develops children’s gross motor skills and funky fingers develop children’s fine motor skills and all help towards early writing skills. Children will also start daily name writing to develop formation and we will send a name card home at a later point so they can do this at home.

We will also be promoting independence especially with putting on coats, pulling up trousers, fastening shoes etc and if you can encourage this at home it would be appreciated.

We are confident that your children will have a fun, safe, varied and enjoyable experience at Tadpoles. Please follow us on Twitter for weekly updates @MuganRBL. We will also share their experiences through our observation tool called ‘Evidence Me’. You are also able to share experiences that your child has had via this tool and we can share experiences at school and will send them to you.

Thanks for your continued support,

J Mugan