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Welcome to Nursery!

 

Welcome to Summer Term in Nursery. This term we will be looking at animal stories and people who help us. 

 

 Here is an overview of what the children will be learning this term. Please come and have a chat if you have any questions.

 

Personal, Social, Emotional Development

Children will be continuing to follow the Nursery Rules.  We will be encouraging children to take part in turn taking games and rewarding the children for good sharing. During snack times we will be encouraging children to talk about their favourite things to build confidence.  

 

Communication and Language

We have many speaking and listing activities and opportunities such as ‘Beat Baby’, ‘Lola the Good Listening Leopard’, ‘Star of the Week Bear’ and ‘Show and Tell’ box. We will be encouraging to listen to and talk about classroom stories.

 

Physical Development

We will be continuing with Zumbini every two weeks where the children will be dancing along to music and having fun with the instruments and accessories. The children will be carrying out a range of fine motor activities such as threading beads, using tweezers and exploring playdoh using tools to help prepare children for handwriting. We will be encouraging the children to have a go at writing letters from their name. We will be helping children practice putting on their own coats and how to fasten them.

Every day the children had access to the bikes and scooters in the playground to help with their gross motor skills.

 

Literacy

We will be exploring a range of books such as ‘We're Going on a Bear Hunt’ ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear’ and ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’ We have daily story sharing sessions and children are encouraged to take a book home to share with their families. We will be continuing to follow Letters and Sounds phase 1 where we will be encouraging the children to listen out and make the different sounds through songs, rhymes and speaking and listening activities. We will be continuing with Phase 2 of Letters and Sounds and singing the Jolly Phonics songs.

 

Maths

This term we are focusing on counting and recognising the digits to 10 and beyond. We will be comparing groups of objects and encouraging children to use the language of: more, less, fewer and the same. The children will continue to match the correct amount of objects to a digit.

In space, shape and measure the children will  be ordering objects by length and height.

 

Understanding the World

We will be continuing to visit Forest School every two weeks. The children are able to explore the environment.We will be going on mini-beast hunts and will be talking about the changes that take place during Summer. We will be inviting parents to a Forest School/phonics workshop in June. Watch out for the letter. We will also be ending the school year with our nursery graduation and picnic in forest school.

The children will continue to use iPads and BeeBots during the term.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

We encourage our children to be confident and creative. We have many role play opportunities, activities where children can draw paint and create and plenty of time for children to explore the outdoors also. We will be painting pictures of our pets, making butterfly prints and making a fire engine using junk modelling.

We made Jack and the Beanstalk pictures and built a beanstalk outside. We had lots of fun!

Fun in Zumbini!

Welcome to Reception!

During Spring term we have had a wonderful time learning about animals and sea creatures. We had a fantastic experience of hatching our own eggs and the children were so excited to look after their own chicks. Well done to all the children for being so caring with the baby chicks.

Summer Term is all about traditional tales and we can't wait to explore all the wonderful stories.

 

Personal, Social, Emotional Development

Children will be settling in, learning Reception Rules, getting to know one another and adapting to the new routines. There will be a focus on ‘Ourselves and Our Families’ and an ‘All About Me’ home project. We start PATHS which helps the children to learn about feelings.

 

Communication and Language

We have many speaking and listing activities and opportunities such as ‘Beat Baby’, ‘Lola the Good Listening Leopard’, ‘Star of the Week Bear’ and ‘Show and Tell’ box.

 

Physical Development

We will have PE every Monday and Forest School every other Thursday. We are encouraging children to be able to dress and undress themselves independently, for example putting on coats and doing up zips. We have started handwriting activities and will be encouraging all children to hold their pencil correctly and start to form letters.

 

Literacy

We will be exploring a range of books such as ‘Owl Babies’, ‘Funny Bones’ and ’Peace at Last’. We have daily read aloud sessions where children will enjoy a range of other stories. Phonics is taught daily to ensure children can recognise the letters and sounds and use these for reading and writing. We teach handwriting twice a week but we encourage good handwriting rules through any writing we do.

 

Maths

This half term we are focusing on number skills. We want the children to recognise numerals to 10 and beyond, to be able to count out objects up to and beyond 10 and to be able to order numbers to 10. We will be doing this through a range of counting games and activities.

 

Understanding the World

We are learning all about ourselves and our families in school and will be talk a lot about ourselves and our feelings. We also have collective worship each week where we focus on worldwide themes and also things that are relevant to us in school.  We will start our Forest School sessions this half term where children will learn about the natural world through hands on experiences.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

We encourage our children to be confident and creative. We have many role play opportunities, activities where children can draw paint and create and plenty of time for children to explore the outdoors also.

 

 

Family Week Autumn Term 2017

 

We all had a fantastic time during Family Week and a highlight was having our families come and join us for a wonderful story and craft session. We loved sharing this experience with our families and creating our pebbles to add to the pathway outside!"

Proud Cloud

 

In Reception, we love to know what your child can do at home as well as in school. From half term we will be starting our Proud Cloud. This is a great opportunity to celebrate your child's achievements at home.

 

Please bring your Proud Clouds in and we will share them with the children, display them and then put them in your child's Learning Journey folder for you to treasure. The staff at school will also be writing Proud Clouds for your children.

 

We look forward to hearing lots of great things!

British Values in the Early Years

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