Tiny Travellers

Spring Term 2024 

Welcome back to the Spring Term.  I am very excited to start our Spring term with our wonderful F2 class and to build on the knowledge and skills learnt in Autumn term. 

Early Reading is key to all we do and incredibly important across the whole of our curriculum, so your support is vital in helping your child develop the confidence and love of reading to reach their full potential.   We do expect the children to read at home at least three times a week and have this signed weekly in their reading diaries.   I will check and sign every Friday.

This term our topics are:

Long Ago - This project teaches children about how they have grown and changed since they were babies and how life in the past was different from today.

Stories and Rhymes - This project teaches children about traditional stories and rhymes and gives them the opportunity to play with words and learn new vocabulary.

Ready, Steady, Grow - This project teaches children about food and farming and explores themes, including where food comes from, what plants and animals need to grow and survive and what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.

Signs of Spring - This project teaches children about the changes that happen during the spring, including weather and the festivals that are celebrated at this time of year.

To help the children deepen their understanding of these topics and wider life skills we will be going on a trip to Swinton's Little Town of play after half term. 

Our PE day in EYFS will be a Friday this term. Please note that full PE kit is needed on this day-plain white T shirt, black bottoms and a red, grey or black hoodie or jumper. 

If you have any questions about any of this information or other questions not relating to this please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks.

Miss Cheetham


Investigating different ramps and how far our cards can travel. 


Developing our cutting skills 

This term we began developing our cutting skills. We began by snipping thin strips of paper and holding our scissors correctly. We then moved onto snipping deeper strips of paper and creating houses for the Three Little Pigs.

Beginning to identify our feelings and how we can regulate these with help from adults 


Black history month 

We read 'The Smeds and the Smoos' as a class and it has become one of our class favourites. We discussed skin colour and how special we all are. We were immersed in this story and created some great outcomes during the week.

Embedding our phonics knowledge in provision

Working hard on our fine motor skills  

We invited some of our parents to help us with our fine motor skills. We know that is it really important to build our finger muscles up so we can hold a pencil correctly and begin to form our letters. 

A visit from the library

We were very lucky to have a special visit from the library. Our visitor read us a range of stories which we really enjoyed. We got to act out these stories using puppets, story spoons and sensory tiles. 

Using our phonics skills to build and read words

Laying the Foundations of Science

Maths in F2

Outdoor learning

Improving our letter formations and fine motor control