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Who are the famous animals in my books?

Who are the famous animals in my books?


Focusing on rhyme, rhythm and favourite songs and stories is an essential precursor to reading and looking at the animals in books adds another dimension. 

Communication and Language skills we will be focusing on are:

  • Listening to stories with increasing attention and recall.
  • Joining in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories. 
  • Using intonation, rhythm and phrasing to make the meaning clear to others.


Physical Development skills we will be focusing on are:

  • Holding pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-hand grasp.
  • Holding pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and uses it with good control.
  • Copying some letters, e.g. letters from their name. 
  • Understanding that equipment and tools have to be used safely.


Personal, Social and Emotional skills we will be focusing on are:

  • Being more outgoing towards unfamiliar people and more confident in new social situations.
  • Being confident to talk to other children when playing, and will communicate freely about own home and community.


Understanding of the world skills we will be focusing on are:

  • Showing interest in different occupations and ways of life. 
  • Recognising and describes special times or events for family or friends


Expressive Arts and Design skills we will be focusing on are:

  • Singing a few familiar songs.
  • Beginning to move rhythmically.
  • Imitating movement in response to music.
  • Using available resources to create props to support role-play.
  • Capturing experiences and responses with a range of media, such as music, dance and paint and other materials or words
Key words: 

Animal names – farm animals, names of bears, zoo animals. 

Happy, sad, cross, unhappy, upset, worried, frightened, scared. 

Pattern, print, claws, teeth, jaws, mane, tail, long, short. 

Colour names (linked to brown bear)

Stunning start - dressing up as our favourite animal