Teacher -Mrs Tate
TA’s- Miss Gregory and Miss Austen
This half term at Nursery, we have been learning about bears. We have learned about different types of bears and we have been reading stories about bears. We read ‘Postman Bear’ by Julia Donaldson, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Teddy Bear’s Picnic, ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy and our favourite, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. We’ve had great fun acting out the stories, drawing pictures and talking about what our marks mean.
We have been learning to recognise and write our names and we’re starting to label our pictures with our names!
In maths, we have been learning how to count to 5 in different ways. We have been counting actions, making marks to represent numbers, learning to recognise numerals 1-5 and counting objects by carefully saying one number for each object.
For our RE sessions we have been reading some of the stories Jesus would have heard like Noah’s Ark.
We’ve also been enjoying all the snow we’ve been having recently. We’ve become experts at mark making in the snow!
|TOPIC NAMES||Understanding the World||Technology||EAD (Expressive Arts and Design||PSED||RE||Physical Development||Literacy (Reading and Writing)||Maths|
(Teddy Bears Picnic)
Spring has Sprung
|Food changes and decay
Chinese New Year
Spring and Seasonal Change
|IWB activities and skills continued.
Moving Toys, remote controls
Introduce CD player
|Textiles- Spr 1
Printing – Spr 2
Music and movement
Bear Hunt dance
Chinese new year dragon dance
Making rhythms independently
Role play- explorers, toy shop, Three Bears House, Bear hunt/cave, farm.
|Heartsmart – Too much selfie isn’t healthy (I love others)
Heartsmart – Don’t rub it in, rub it out! (I am a good friend)
|The Stories Jesus Heard (The Bible)
Holi (Hindu festival)
Values- Forgiveness, compassion and Love
|Uses circles and lines.
Shows a preference for a dominant hand
Writes first letter of name
Can write a few letters from own name
Write Dance and Dough Disco
Health- As above + use tools safely, teeth cleaning, understanding the importance of rest, eating, sleeping.
PE: Moving in different ways/safety/dance/understand our bodies.
|Letters and Sounds Phase 1- Focus on alliteration, oral blending and segmenting.
Story structure, events, character and settings, inference and prediction, Non- fiction texts
Knows that print carries meaning
Distinguishes the difference between pictures and print
Understands directionality of print (as above)
Ascribes meaning to the marks they see in different places
Gives meaning to own marks
Show a difference between their drawings and writing
Begins to understand the concept of a word and a letter
Begins to use clearly identifiable letters from their own name
Begins to break the flow of speech into words
Enjoys writing for a purpose (lists, cards, labels).
|Numbers to 5/counting to 5/matching numeral and quantity
Line up 1 to 5 in order/missing no.
The key principles of counting:
• One-to-one correspondence
• Stable order
Addition and subtraction of 1 Number bonds to 5
Counting beyond objects (abstraction principle)
Begin to use positional language
Talk about shapes and arrangements/ Similarity of shapes
Begin to talk about and use shapes for tasks
Size- begin to measure
Time- use a visual timetable
Take a look at these document to show what Nursery will be looking at in Autumn Term-
Homework Leaflet- Homework leaflet