St Giles Playgroup changes topics around every two weeks, with the topics planned out by the Staff Team to follow children's interests and incorporate all the different areas of learning.
We update parents on the topics here on the website, on the noticeboard at the setting.
Autumn Term Topics
All About Me – This is a lovely topic to start the year with. It is a brilliant way of finding out all about the children, their hobbies, interests and their likes and dislikes.
We will have a Kitchen in the home corner for the children to role play in. We will be looking at our own baby photos and discussing how we have changed and what they can do now that they couldn’t before. We will be having lots of discussions about our families and how they are all different.
Dinosaurs – This is a really fun topic with lots of small world play, songs and games. We will have a Dinosaur Lab set up in the Role play area to discover the various different dinosaurs hiding around Playgroup. We will be sharing fact and fiction books about Dinosaurs and basing some activities around these stories. We will have lots of physical activities planned with big movements like the Dinosaurs.
Autumn and Harvest –We will look at the changing season and the different types of clothes we need to wear to suit the changing weather. We will look at how the days are getting shorter and find out about animals that hibernate and what happens to the trees. We will be exploring the environment on an Autumn walk. There will be a Farm shop in the Role play area with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables for the children to use.
Fri 23rd October Harvest Festival for all families (Covid-19 restrictions permitting)
Traditional Fairy Tales – We will listen to and read stories such as Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The ugly Duckling and The three little pigs. We will explore the idea of good and bad and other morals in the stories in a child friendly way. There will be lots of dressing up in Fairy tale costumes and biscuit making. The Role play area will be transformed to coincide with the Story.
Space – We will find out about our solar system, the planets, the moon and the stars. We will talk about people travelling to space and visiting the moon. There will be stories, role play and lots of space-themed craft activities such as, making rockets and telescopes.
Winter and Christmas–
We will be learning about the changing season. Looking at books about Winter and talking about the weather and the clothing we will need to wear.
We will be learning about The Nativity story. We will be reading it together and performing our own Nativity for the parents. (Covid 19 restrictions permitting)
We will decorate Playgroup and the Tree together making paper chains and salt dough decorations. We will be making a variety of lovely festive crafts and learning lots of Christmas carols and rhymes.