Come and join us as Spot The Dog takes reception children by the hand and we learn through a tremendously British pastime. Spot is a house hold name in Britain, first making an appearance in 1980 and he is still a well-loved character to this day. He goes on lots of adventures and always has something fun and educating to do.
Young students always feel at ease with this character as he helps them with situations that often feel new and scary, for example, Spots first day at school/ nursery or Spot goes to the shops. Your child’s learning will be based on these fundamental parts of life and we will help them to grow up with confidence and the ability to talk about them in English. Children will be able to relate to all parts of Spot’s life and learn to develop their emotional and academic intelligence together.
Students will continue to be encouraged to talk to teachers, peers and parents to widen their knowledge of the English language and practice this inside and outside the classroom. We have a wide variety of activities for the children to see and do in order to stretch their creativity, imagination, critical thinking and morality. It will be amazing what your child can discover throughout this journey with a little yellow dog.
Spot is a little yellow puppy with a spot on the either side of his body. He lives with his family and goes on many adventures as he grows up. His mum, dad and friends are often helping him develop his ability to think critically and make decisions. Spot is a happy dog who is always smiling and enjoys learning.
Spot’s adventures are an undeniably important tool to engage your child into the world of English language. As a typical British series of books, stories and traditions, Spot will allow your child to see the world through a relatable character.
Spot will share many feelings and new situations with your child, such as, his first day at school and an educational trip to the fire station and supermarket. The specific English language your children will be exposed to during this topic is invaluable in everyday life and will allow conversations to flow from a young age.
In history we will develop your child’s understanding of the passing of time. Last time we looked at the life cycle of a butterfly and now we will develop their knowledge of baby and adult, relating to cats, dogs and humans.
In Art we will explore the British tradition of going to the park for a picnic, we will use the items we bought in the shops during maths to make our picnic. Students will then have four lessons where they explore different ways to make Spot using natural materials and search for different shades of colours.
Spot The Dog has enabled us to create a topic that students of all abilities can benefit greatly from. They will not only develop their academic skills in all subjects but will develop their emotional intelligence and engage actively to develop their own morals and self-confidence. Children will be assessed throughout each lesson on their knowledge, understanding and pronunciation. We will further knowledge that had been taught in previous topics by reinforcing these in future lessons. This will be made accessible to new students as all children are pushed to achieve highly in our lessons. We continue to grow and develop our teaching by working closely with your child and listening to their needs.
Please let us support your child as they take one big jump towards being part of true British culture and securing their English language for their future lives and careers. Children learn best with they feel happy and confident and our main goal is to create a love of learning that will last a lifetime.
Students will be introduced to the character Spot, a little yellow puppy. We will read Spots first book called ‘Where is Spot?’. Students will be introduced to the teachers of the topic and they will be taught that Spot is a dog.
Students will watch ‘Where is Spot?’ and then we will discuss the story and see if we can find spot in our school.
We will find spot sleeping. What is he doing? He is sleeping. We will look at where dogs sleep and where we sleep.
We will watch sweet dreams spot episode. Spot is in the office trying to find somewhere to sleep, can we find his bed?
In lesson 4 Students will learn the rollercoaster dance which will be taught by Anna to Abi and the students. During this lesson they will be continually asked to use the new key words in the correct context.
In this lesson students will go to the shops with Spot and buy some food. Spot goes to the shops, but he has forgotten his money. They will learn that we need money to buy things and how we do this in Britain.
Students will learn about the typical British tradition of going for a picnic in the park. We use some of the food at our picnic to make an edible spot.
Students will go to the park. We need to make Spot using what we can find outside. We being to explore the colours that we can see. We will collect materials from the park, i.e. twigs, grass, leaves etc.
In Science our plane has landed, and we are on holiday. We are off to the beach. Visiting the beach is an important part of a holiday for most Britain’s. Students will learn what makes a beach, the sea and sand.