What topics will be covered in Koala Class?
This term, our topic is “Why do squirrels hide their nuts?” We will explore this question through the seasonal changes in the natural world during autumn and winter. We will taste autumnal foods and explore the woodland environment. We will look at natural objects such as leaves, acorns, pine-cones and conkers. We will be using the book ‘Leaf Man’ by Lois Ehlert to help expand our understanding of the topic. We bring this book to life in creative ways such as woodland walks, making our own leaf man and learning to count using natural materials.
To begin our term we will be doing "All about me" so that we and the children can get to know each other better. We will learn about each others differences and special qualities. We will be learning that we are part of a school community. To help us with our understanding of this topic we will be reading the following books;
'Here we are' by Oliver Jeffers
'My Friends and Me' by Stephanie Stansbie
'I don't want to be small' by Laura Ellen Anderson
Our topic will be “What’s that sound?” We will be exploring the exciting sounds that come from the night’s sky during this season, such as bonfire night, Diwali and Christmas! We will be looking at other types of celebrations such as birthdays and weddings. There will be lots of role-play, singing, and music-making this term and we will recreate the celebrations of the night in stimulating and sensory filled ways. To support our learning on this topic we will be reading the following books;
'Princess Arabella’s Birthday' by Mylo Freeman
'Welcome to our world' by Moira Butterfield
'Let’s Celebrate: Specials days around the world'