We are a dedicated and hard working team at Finlay and all our staff contribute to the children’s learning and well-being, offering many activities to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum but also to enrich the children’s cultural capital and develop our school SMILE values. 

The adults working in our class are: Mrs Bernie Speck and Miss Megan Evans. 

If you need advice on any information below, get in touch by calling us on 01452 530310 or email: Rosie.rees@finlay.gloucs.sch.uk (Early Years Lead) or Bernie.speck@finlay.gloucs.sch.uk 

What are we learning about in the Autumn Term? 

In Pre-School, our themes are based around the big question ‘I wonder…?’ 

In the Autumn Term, the children will be exploring: 
-    I wonder: Who is who? (Transition into school)
-    I wonder: Who lives at your house? (All about me and my family) 
-    I wonder: How do you feel? (PSED and emotional regulation) 
-    I wonder: What happens in Autumn? 
-    I wonder: Who lives far, far away? (Geography focus) 
-    I wonder: What happens in Winter? 
-    I wonder: How people celebrate Christmas? 

The children will have access to Continuous provision and adult led activities to allow them to develop: Communication and Language skills; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Physical Development including balancing, climbing, riding, skipping and hopping; Literacy including rhymes and songs, fine motor development, mark making and name writing; Maths including number recognition and 1 to 1 correspondence; Expressive Art and Design and Computing. The progression of skills document can be found on our website on the Subject Progression Overview tab. 

The children will also been a Systematic, Synthetic Phonics Programme using Read Write Inc in pre-school. 

Home Learning 

Please see a copy of our home learning activity sheet for the Autumn Term. This grid includes a range of activities for children to complete at home. Evidence of these home learning tasks can be uploaded to Seesaw or completed in home learning books.

The children should also access Numbots at least three times a week using their individual log ins. 



Useful links

Looking for extra learning, please follow links below


Educational videos
A wide range of educational clips/videos can be found on these websites:

National Geographic Kids 

Wild about reading!
If you have a library membership you can borrow ebooks and emagazines for free: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries/ebooks-eaudiobooks-and-emagazines/



Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Oxford owl activities:

Cbeebies Radio 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Listening activities.