5 Ways to Wow: I make connections.
I can make links in my learning to deepen my understanding of the world.
We want our children to leave by being able to:
- Engage in structured learning, that is not of their choosing.
- Notice and compare quantities, size, weight and capacity in their play.
- Uses ways to measure in their play e.g. how many children will fit in a cardboard box.
- Know that there are up to 5 objects in a group without counting (subitise).
- Continue and copy a pattern.
- Remember and recall detailed information and previous learning.
How will we know children can do this?
- Talk about their observations in both made and natural environments.
- Independently access resources and literature to develop a greater understanding of their new learning.
- Communicate these interests at school and home.
How can parents and carers help?
- Read, and look at non-fiction books together.
- Point out features in the world around them i.e. seasonal changes, local building works, tiny plants growing in cracks in the wall, sorting the recycling.
- Talk about past events ‘Do you remember when…?’ Photos can support this!
- Find different ways to achieve the same outcome i.e. building a tower, cutting a sandwich into 4 in different ways.
- Incorporate counting into your daily routine, number of stairs in the the house, numbers on your front door etc.
- Play games with a dice such as simple board games, actions according to number rolled, list of things to talk about.