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Autumn 1 - Friends and Family

In Autumn 1 our theme was:

Family and Friends

We have started a topic called ‘Family and Friends’. This unit is part of the Early Years programme of the International Primary Curriculum. The activities which have been planned will cover these strands in the following ways:


Independence and Interdependence

During these first few weeks the children will learn how to get along with each other and have opportunities to play alone, alongside and with other children. They will need to begin to take responsibility for their own belongings.



We will learn simple rhymes and the children will listen to stories. The children will make simple pictures of themselves and of their families. They will see their own name-card all around the classroom. The children will be introduced to numbers and be involved in simple counting activities.


Throughout this theme the children will be encouraged to take part in domestic role-play in the house area. This will give them the opportunity to learn about social relationships. They will use simple reference materials to learn about animal families.


Healthy Living

The children will learn about expressing emotions and emotional need. Each day will bring opportunities for coping with change.


We began this theme by working together to set up our own family area in the home corner and then spending the rest of the time involved in ‘getting to know you’



As always, we welcome any support or suggestions which you may have. Remember you can send us photographs of home learning to:


Check this page for more details as the theme progresses.


Autumn 1 IPC Family and Friends Letter to Parents

Autumn 1 Phonemes

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