Weekly Topics

We are giving you this list so you can discuss with your children what we have been talking about at Playgroup. Sometimes you may be able to offer help or we may ask you to bring in an item from home. Please look out for additional weekly details and ideas of things to do or talk about at home.

Autumn Term

1 Sep 2015 Settling in  – routine of the playgroup session
7 Sep Settling in – routine of the playgroup session
14 Sep Colours – naming and awareness of differences
21 Sep Cold cookery
28 Sep Clothes – suitable for the season – dressing ourselves
5 Oct Transport – various forms
12 Oct Shape and Space – 2 &3 dimensions – relative sizes
19 Oct Autumn – awareness of seasonal differences – getting ready for winter
HALF TERM
2 Nov Our Senses – taste, smell, sight, hearing, touch
9 Nov Nursery rhymes – music and movement – Diwali
16 Nov Shopping – writing lists
23 Nov Times of day – yesterday, today, tomorrow – day/night – days of week
30 Nov Toys
7 Dec Christmas

Spring Term

4 Jan 2016 Winter – weather
11 Jan Numbers – awareness of counting counting- mathematical language
18 Jan Space
25 Jan Where people live – different homes and cultures
1 Feb Technology – use of tools – experimenting
8 Feb Opposites – e.g. wet/dry, hot/cold, like/dislike
HALF TERM
22 Feb Materials technology – what things are made of
29 Feb Families – own and others – respect for other cultures
7 Mar Wild / large animals
14 Mar Growing, – age, seeds, length of time
21 Mar Easter

Summer Term

11 Apr Phonics and Sounds
18 Apr Baby animals –  pets
25 Apr Our area – Osterley Park and our environment
2 May Ourselves – rest, exercise, diet, cleanliness – emotions and feelings
9 May Mini-beasts
16 May Exploring sounds – music, environmental
23 May Farms – animals and crops
HALF TERM
6 June Seaside – water – use of
13 June Important jobs e.g. police, nurse, post, etc.
20 June Gardens
27 June Recreation and social activities we enjoy
4 July Summer food – picnics
11 July Going to School