Maths is all around us! In the EYFS we use a scheme of maths called Power Maths and adapt it for the needs of the children. We aim to develop confidence and competence in maths - regardless of their age. This style produces strong and secure learning with real meaning and depth. We try, where possible, to make links with what we are learning and the real world.
This term we are covering numbers 1 to 10. Children have been exploring theses numbers, matching the digits to the correct amount and beginning to recognise 'more' and 'less'. Remember that Reception children have access to maths activities, videos and games on 'School Jam' which links to the maths we have been focusing on in class.
We still sing lots of songs such as '10 green apples' '5 speckled frogs' and '10 fat sausages' to develop our number skills and mathematical vocabulary.
This year Albury has introduced a new phonics scheme called Read Write Inc. RWI phonics teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. They learn to form each letter, spell correctly and compose their ideas step-by-step.
The children have adapted to the new scheme really well and are enjoying the sessions. You will probably hear lots pf new phrases like, 'Fred Talk', 'special friends' and 'you can't Fred a red!' The children are so versed in these phrases they will be able to explain them to you!
Nursery children have started on the Nursery RWI scheme which focuses on shared stories. Each day the children have a different story that they get to be fully immersed in. We are building the foundations for the next stage which they will begin in the summer term.
Our pre school children have their daily circle sessions where they get to share stories, puppets, songs, musical instruments and a whole host of sensory play items. These sessions are really good for developing their social, personal and listening skills.