The Nursery team are:
Mrs Whytock Mrs For Miss Louki
We are so proud of how all of the children have settled in to the Nursery. Below is what we are working on this term!
Listen to adults and peers in all contexts of nursery environment.
Have opportunities to talk to friends, partners, whole class, and circle time.
To express their ideas, thoughts and emotions using words.
Become familiar with seasonal language related to Spring.
Understand a question instruction that has two parts.
Use longer sentences of four or six words.
Use talk to organise themselves and their play.
Weekly story book focus on Traditional Tales
Understand the five key concepts about print:
Print has meaning
Print can have different purposes
We read English text from left to right and from top to bottom
The names of the different parts of the book
Encourage children to join in with known texts and repeated refrains.
Encourage children to make predictions as to what might happen next and to think of alternative endings to stories.
Name card recognition
Have lots of opportunities to motivate children to write.
Help children to form letters correctly, firstly through physical skills and then developed through fine motor skills.
Daily shared writing - linking letters to sounds.
Name writing tasks.
Encourage children to label their work and write captions.
Opportunities for independent book making activities.
This first half term our RE topic is titled ‘People of prayer’
Firstly, we will be exploring the Feast of the Epiphany, special visitors-how we prepare for visitors? and how can we be a good visitor?
We will look at The Lords Prayer and what the words mean – focusing on the importance of forgiveness.
After half term our topic will be ‘Lent to Easter’
We will be exploring:
We will continue with our daily acts of worship and experience praying with others as a celebration.
Working with number - number songs, rhymes and stories
Develop fast recognition of up to 3 objects, without having to count them individually.
Link numerals and amounts
Solve real world mathematical problems with numbers up to 5.
Sequence numbers, match numbers to quantities and count out objects with one to one correspondence.
Shape, space and measure
Use positional language
Use the language of size
Make comparisons between objects relating to size, length, weight and capacity
Explore 2D shapes and use appropriately for tasks.
Capacity- full, empty, half full
Compare Weights- heavy, light, heaviest, lightest
Compare height – tall, taller, tallest, short, shorter, shortest.
Past and Present
Sequence family members by size and name (baby, child, adult).
People, Culture and Communities
Shares likes and dislikes.
Able to say who they are and who they live with.
The Natural world
Use all their senses in hands-on exploration of natural materials.
Explore collections of materials with similar and/or different properties. Talk about what they see, using a wide vocabulary.
Explore how things work.
We will be working with the children to:
Creating with Materials
Create closed shapes with continuous lines and begin to use these shapes to represent objects.
Draw with increasing details.
Use drawing to represent ideas like movement or loud noises.
Continue to develop fine motor skills using a variety of resources - pens, chalk, paints, scissors etc.
Draw, paint characters and favourite parts of stories.
Work with a variety of collage materials.
Being imaginative and Expressive
Listen with increased attention to sounds.
Respond to what they have heard, expressing their thoughts and feelings.
Remember and sing entire songs.
Play instruments with increasing control to express their feelings and ideas.
Assume a role in home corner.
Assume a role of a character from different stories to act out.
We will be working with the children to:
The children will have access to a variety of large equipment- caterpillar tunnel, bikes, scooters, parachute, slide and tyres.
Develop further locomotive skills - skipping, hopping, balancing.
Develop fine motor skills - gipping a pencil, using scissors.