Classes and Pupils
Teacher -Mrs Gill
TA’s- Miss Gregory and Mrs Campbell
Communication and language and literacy
Although this has been a shorter half term, it has been full of wonderful experiences for Nursery. We have enjoyed exploring our focused texts Farmer Duck and Growing Frogs. We celebrated World Book Day and made wooden character spoons and dressed up as our favourite book characters. We have been practicing listening carefully and following instructions. In Phonics, Nursery have been learning about alliteration – words that begin with the same sound and distinguishing between differences in vocal sounds.
In Maths we have continued to learn through Numberblocks, with a focus on 4,5 and 6 as well as learning all about 2D shapes and their features. We are becoming brilliant at subsidising and being able to show numbers in different ways.
Understanding the World
We have learned all about Spring and have been finding out about the life cycles of different animals such as hens and frogs as well as learning which animals come from eggs. We know the names of lots of different animals and their young and we had a brilliant time at Smithills Farm meeting all of the different animals such as meerkat’s, emu’s and alpaca’s and finding out some interesting facts about them. During our experience day, we baked some cakes and observed how eggs can be used in different ways when cooking.
Expressive Art and Design
The children had another super experience when we had artist, Hugh Templeton, in our class, teaching the children how to use watercolours to paint flowers. We have some budding artists on our hands! We also created some effective prints in the style of Andy Warhol.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
They have continued to be Heartsmart by learning how to be kind and gentle friends. They have also continued their daily practices of mindfulness and meditation to help them to be calm and happy learners.
This half term we have introduced Write Dance and Dough Disco to focus on strengthening our fine motor skills, as well as continuing to develop our gross motor skills through outdoor play and also making patterns of movement to music.
|TOPIC NAMES||Understanding the World||Technology||EAD (Expressive Arts and Design||PSED||RE||Physical Development||Literacy (Reading and Writing)||Maths|
Journeys and Transport
Summer in the Garden (ART 29)
ICT ARTICLE 17
Where we live and maps
Summer and seasonal change
In the Garden (insects and minibeasts/lifecycles)Fathers day
(IWB activities and skills continued.
Using technology for a
|Sculpture- Sum 1
Collage – Sum 2
Music and Movement
Identifying songs and music
End of year performance
Role play- Transport role play- bus, station, travel agents, Minibeast garden.
|Heartsmart – Fake is a mistake (I tell the truth)
Heartsmart – No way through, isn’t True (I can do it!)
Talk about feelings using a range of words, find ways to be assertive,
Be increasingly independent in meeting own care needs, make healthy choices about food, drink, activity and toothbrushing
Special Places (Places of Worship e.g. Mosque, Church, Gurdwara)
Special Times- Links with Non-Christian Faith celebrations
Values- Faith, Hope and Love
|Gross Motor- develop riding skills, ball skills, use large muscle movements
Remember some sequences and patterns of movement related to music and rhythm
Take part in some group team activities
Match developing physical skills to tasks and activities in setting
Choose the right resource to carry out chosen plan
Collaborate with others to manage large item
Begin to refine movement of walking and running,climbing skills, balancing skills
Learn to skip
Fine Motor- Use one-handed tools and equipment.
Eat independently using a knife and fork
Be increasingly independent getting dressed and undressed
Use a comfortable grip with good control when holding pens and pencils.
|Reading- Talk about rhyming words and begin to create rhyming strings
Hear and say initial sounds in words
Explore and talk about different voice sounds, enunciating some phoneme correctly
Participate in oral blending/segmenting activities
Clap syllables in words
Engage in extended conversations about stories and nonfiction texts, learning & using new vocabulary
Use the five key concepts about print: Identify a word in a sentence and understand it carries meaning, identify a letter in a word, Name parts of book and show awareness of page number … page number, develop understanding of word / letter, Follow print, know it is read from top to bottom & use 1:1 correspondence
Read own name in a variety of fonts/context
Writing- Use knowledge of print / letter knowledge in writing
Begin to match some letters to phonemes e.g. m for mummy
Engage in purposeful early writing
Write name, from memory, with correct letter formation
|Shape & Space Positional Language Focus on properties of shapes
Time- My Day Ordering events of the day
Length and height Long, short, tall and comparing lengths.
Weight- Light and heavy and comparison
Capacity Full, half full, empty and comparison
Positional language-Using language related to position and direction.
CONSOLIDATION OF NUMBERS 1-6
|Begin Phase 2 Letters and Sounds
Consolidate Phase 1
Story structure, events, character and settings, inference and prediction, Non- fiction texts
Understand directionality of print
Ascribe meaning to print they see in different places, gives meaning to marks they make as they write
Begins to break flow of speech into words
Begins to write own name
Begins to be aware of spaces between words
Begins to leave spaces between marks representing words
Uses some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning representing some sounds correctly
Enjoys writing for a purpose
|Numbers 6-10/Counting 10 & back
Finding one more, Subitising 6 and 8
The structure of square numbers (4
Partitioning and combining
10 ones are equivalent to one 10.
Addition and subtraction of 1
Begin to estimate and check
Begin to record using marks they can interpret and explain.
Pattern- continue and create
Use shapes appropriately for tasks
Begin to select a named shape.
Size and time- ordering
Begin to use money
Use positional language
Homework Leaflet- Homework leaflet