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Who lives in my house? Autumn 20

As communicators we will be:

  • To name the features of houses
  • To know the names of their peers
  • To know the names of staff members
  • To understand positional language
  • To use family names e.g. mum, dad, grandad, sister
  • To listen to others one-to-one or in small groups.
  • To focus attention and is able to follow directions (if not intently focused on own choice of activity.)
  • To use vocabulary focused on objects and people that are of particular importance to them.


For our social learning we will be learning to:

  • To engage in new activities with increasing confidence
  • To develop new friendships
  • To play cooperative games with adults and children
  • To talk about their family and who is special to them
  • To express own preferences and interests.
  • To show affection and concern for people who are special to them.
  • To select and use activities and resources with help.
  • To welcome and value praise for what they have done.
  • To demonstrate friendly behaviour, initiating conversations and forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults.


As movers we will be learning to:

  • To draw lines and circles to represent different features of homes.
  • To use fine motor skills to handle small building bricks.
  • To make snips with scissors.
  • To hold mark making tools effectively
  • To show control in holding and using jugs to pour, hammers, books and mark-making tools.
  • To start to use three fingers (tripod grip) to hold writing tools.
  • To draw lines and circles using gross motor movements.
  • To use one-handed tools and equipment, e.g. making snips in paper with child scissors.


As readers and writers we will be:

  • To join in with repeated parts of the story the three little pigs
  • To show interest in a range of texts
  • To create their own books e.g. family albums
  • To show an interest in mark making and begin to give meaning.
  • To show interest in illustrations and print in books and print in the environment.
  • To sometimes give meaning to marks as they draw and paint.


As mathematicians we will be:

  • To use language of shape, describing their properties
  • To construct with shapes appropriately
  • To sort objects according to shape and size.
  • To use number names in play
  • To sing number songs
  • To use some number names and number language spontaneously.
  • To show interest in shape by sustained construction activity or by talking about shapes or arrangements. 
  • To show interest in shapes in the environment.


As scientists, historians and geographers we will be learning:

  • To understand that everyone’s homes are different
  • To show interest in celebrations
  • To discuss celebrations and special events in their family
  • To use google maps with help to find their home and local landmarks
  • To discuss why a house built out of straw and sticks is a bad idea.
  • To talk about what we have inside homes and outside.
  • To have a sense of own immediate family and relations.
  • In pretend play, imitate everyday actions and events from own family.


As artists we will be learning to:

  • To sing songs about families and homes
  • To stack bricks and being to build enclosures
  • To construct houses using a variety of construction materials
  • To give meaning to drawings and paintings, illustrating features of houses.
  • To experiment with blocks, colours and marks.
  • To begin to use representation to communicate, e.g. drawing a line and saying 'That's me'.


As engineers we will be learning to: 

  • Can you build a house that the big bad wolf won’t blow down?
  • To use glue to create junk models.
  • To begin to use tools e.g. scissors and tape to create models.