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Autumn Term 2 – Magical Journeys

Following the children’s interest in vehicles and travel, our topic will make links to all types of travel but with the prospect of magic and adventure! We start our journeys on foot, visiting our local area around the school.  We will spot different modes of transport, whilst at the same time learning about road safety.  From here, we then begin our magical tour, by water, road, rail, air and even space!! Using inspiring books, the children will open their imaginations to the possibility of travelling to far away places, taking on pirates, monsters, wacky racers and an alien.  We will use STEM activities to revisit prior learning involving magnets and then investigate concepts such as floating and sinking. Challenges will be set such as do bigger wheels go the furthest or how does a hot air balloon work.  Finally, our journey will end with Christmas, and where better than Santa’s sleigh!!

Our Vision Statement for EYFS at Batheaston Church School

At Batheaston Church School we endeavour to promote a love of learning; where interests and talents are nurtured and challenged, empathy is fostered and friendships formed. A child entering Apple Class will embark on a creative, engaging learning adventure. Our environment is rich in first-hand experiences with time given to dream, aspire and achieve. Independence is encouraged and risk-taking is celebrated within safe and secure surroundings.

As a team we are passionate about the education of young children. Activities planned provide a wide range of opportunities to enable children to play, work, collaborate, apply skills learnt, test ideas and narrate their inner imaginings. We aim to build children’s academic, social and emotional well-being so that they can thrive both within our walls and the world beyond.

Useful Documents

EYFS Prospectus 2021-22

Early Years Policy 2022-23

Long Term Planning Document in EYFS 2022-23

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