Our next International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) unit of learning will be Animal Rescuers through which children will be exploring the theme of ‘Wildlife and habitats around the world’.
Each Learning Block will provide new learning experiences.
In Learning Block 1, we’ll be:
■■Growing our own jungle
■■Following animal footprints
■■Making animal masks and costumes
■■Learning to share with a crocodile!
In Learning Block 2, we’ll be:
■■Going on a safari
■■Exploring animal patterns
■■Discovering some African fruit
■■Teaching a giraffe how to dance
In Learning Block 3, we’ll be:
■■Building an igloo
■■Finding out why polar bears are white
■■Helping animals stay afloat
■■Exploring friendship with the help of a penguin
In Learning Block 4, we’ll be:
■■Making patterns with sand
■■Looking after a camel
■■Making desert snakes
■■Helping animals to feel at home
Our learning will help us to develop the IEYC Personal Goals of:
Our learning will also help to develop the IEYC International Dimension as children will learn about:
■■The similarities and differences between children’s lives
■■Learning and playing with others beyond their immediate friendship group
■■Applying the IEYC Personal Goals in various contexts
In an environment that enables them to:
■■Develop knowledge and an increasing understanding beyond that related to their own nationality and identity
As always, we would like to form a ‘learning-link’ partnership with you, in this way we can work together to help your child learn in the best possible way.
Please help by capturing your child’s curiosity; this means keeping your child’s teacher
informed about what he/she is most interested in during this IEYC unit of learning and
finding out what he/she would like to learn more about. This helps us to plan relevant
learning experiences that will appeal to your child’s curiosity. You can do this by writing a note to your child's teacher in their reading diaries or completing a 'Wow moment' which are available from Reception staff.
We hope this IEYC unit of learning will help your child learn new knowledge, increase their understanding and develop new skills that they can demonstrate to you.
We look forward to forming a successful learning-link partnership with you so that we can
support your child’s learning together!
To find out more about the IEYC, please visit: www.greatlearning.com/ieyc