Learning Topics for Autumn Term 1 2021
Our learning this term will be based loosely around the following topics:
Week 1 - All about me - starting school/feelings/friends and rules!
Week 2 - All about me - Families
Week 3 - All about me - Our healthy bodies
Week 4 - All about me - Homes around the world
Week 5 - All about me - Looking after animals (pets)
Week 6 - Autumn
Week 7 - Autumn/Harvest
Week 8 - Going on a bear hunt
Think Equal Programme
Dear Parent/s and/or Guardians,
Information about our new Think Equal lessons
I am delighted to be writing to you about some lovely new lessons we will be teaching called the Think Equal Curriculum. The lessons are being taught in classrooms around the world with the aim of giving children a foundation in social and emotional intelligence and skills.
Social and emotional learning helps children to learn the skills to build a strong foundation for success for the rest of their lives. Children learn, for example, to:
I wanted to tell you a little bit about the lessons so that you can support your children when they tell you about the characters they will meet in the stories and about the activities they will take part in. We will also from time to time send home some activities that you and your child can enjoy together.
The lessons will run every day for a number of our older children for around 10 minutes. Each lesson focuses on an element of social emotional learning using a variety of learning tools including beautiful narrative books, discussion, artwork, songs, games and role-play.
Think Equal has been created by visionary experts and leaders in education, gender equality, human rights, and psychology, and we are very proud to be offering this fabulous learning for the children at Westborough.
Learning Topics for Summer Term 2
Week 1 - Castles and Knights
Week 2 - Dinosaurs and Dragons
Week 3 - Wild Animals
Week 4 - Wild Animals
Week 5 - Under the Sea
Week 6 - Under the Sea
Week 7 - Holidays
Learning Topics for Summer Term 1
This term we are exploring life cycles. We will look at the similarities and differences between living things whilst learning new vocabulary, new concepts and new facts. Even the teachers learn something new every time we teach this subject. Did you know that the group of eggs that a chicken sits on is called a 'clutch'?!
Week 1 - Chickens
Week 2 - Frogs
Week 3 - Butterflies
Week 4 - Bees
Week 5 - Beans
Week 6 - Birds
Learning Topics for Spring Term 2
Our learning this term will be based around the prolific creative talent of Julia Donaldson! We will be using her books to look at character, settings, events, illustration, vocabulary development, rhyme and rhythm and alliteration to name but a few!
We will also branch off into some of Julia's settings so when we read 'The Gruffalo' for example we will have a look at woodland habitats and when reading 'The Snail and the Whale' we will explore the world of snails.
Please see our newsletters to see a more detailed breakdown of what we are learning every week.
Learning Topics for Spring Term 1 2021
Week 1 - Arctic/Antarctic/Cold weather
Week 2 - Arctic/Antarctic/Cold Weather
Week 3 - Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Week 4 - People who help us - Police and Firemen
Week 5 - People who help us - Doctors and Nurses
Week 6 - Pets and Vets
Learning Topics for Autumn Term 2 2020
Week 1 - Road Safety
Week 2 - Space
Week 3 - Space
Week 4 - Music
Week 5 - Christmas
Week 6 - Christmas
Week7 - Christmas
At Westborough our children belong to a particular group for our circle times. These groups roughly correspond to the children's ages:-
In some cases the the age bands are a little bit flexible according to the stage of the child's development.
These environments have been created to give the children a small group to belong to with a teaching input designed to meet their age and stage of development.