Our topic this half term is 'All Creatures Great and Small,' and through our discussions and play, we will explore 'new life' and learn about how animals and plants change over time. To capture the children's imaginations, we will take delivery of chick eggs. This is a unique experience for our young children that illustrates the beauty and 'wonder' of the world. The children will have the opportunity to handle the chicks if they wish and observe how they grow and change
Primary Writing Project
Our story next half term will be 'Dora's Eggs,' which ties in nicely with Easter and our 'first hand,' experience of watching chick eggs hatch. We will read and re-read the story to help the children become familiar with the content. After a couple of weeks, the children will add actions to the story and we will create a story map (a copy of which will be sent home to enable you to practice this together). In addition, lots of our activities and areas of provision will be directly linked to the book, in order to promote independent learning.
In maths we will recite numbers and practise this skill through singing a variety of different
number rhymes daily. In addition we will continue to introduce a 'number of the week' every
couple of weeks in order to deepen the children's understanding of that number. For e.g. we
will introduce the number of the week by telling a story and then provide different activities
linked to that number in areas of provision, such as making '5' buns in the dough area or
tracing the number 5 in the sand etc.
During our phonics lessons we will be consolidating our work on 'aliteration,' by reviewing the
initial sounds learnt so far, through active games such as musical sounds etc. We will then
introduce some new sounds in order to move onto activities that involve blending sounds
together orally to form a word, which is a form of early reading. Other activities will involve
games using 'voice sounds,' in which the children will explore the different speech sounds that
they make with their voice.
Dates for your diary:
Monday 25th February - Nursery re-opens
Thursday 7th March - World Book Day (more information to follow)
Wednesday 15th March- Red Nose Day
Friday 29th March - School Closes
Monday 15th April - Nursery re-opens for Summer Term
Class of 2017/18
Class of 2016/17
Year of the Rooster
Our Nursery children are getting ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year with a bit of dressing up and a taste of Chinese food.
Class of 2015/16
Reception & Nursery Winter Wonderland
All aboard the Santa Train