Early Years 2018-19

Maple and Rowan classes


Here is our curriculum map so you can see what we are learning this year.

Autumn 1

Topic: Do you want to be friends?

Sparkling Start: Tour of the school.


We have been settling in very well into school. We have been busy getting to know our new teachers and friends and exploring the indoor and outdoor learning environments. We went on a tour of the school as our 'Sparkling Start'. This included visiting the computer suite, the big playground, the sensory garden and the forest. Now we have been at school for a little while we are becoming much more confident to talk to new people and ask for help if needed.

The grown ups have been working hard to find out what things we already know and what they need to teach us next. We have tried to write our names and practise recognising letter names and sounds. We have also been showing them our counting skills and number recognition. We have started working with grown ups in small groups so that we can practise our next steps. Lots of us have already made a good start with our home learning and have been practising our reading and sight words.

Lots of our learning this term has been focussed on recognising our emotions and making friendships. We learnt about the 'Elmer' story to help with our discussions about differences and the importance of celebrating what makes us unique. We have also been learning the 'Colour Me Happy' story to help us talk about our feelings and understanding that we can use different strategies to handle our emotions.

Burrsville Infant Academy
Craigfield Avenue, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex, CO15 4HR
Telephone: 01255 425106 | Fax: 01255 433093
Email: admin@burrsville-inf.essex.sch.uk