Nursery (F1)

 

Summer Term

This term we will be reading fiction and non-fiction books about ‘Animals’ and ‘Growth’, which follows on beautifully from our work on caterpillars and butterflies last term. The children enjoyed reading the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and were fascinated to watch the lifecycle of the real caterpillars in Nursery.

 

We will begin by reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’and the children will plant their own seed. They will be using mathematical skills in observing their plants and measuring their growth before bringing them home.

We will then move onto the traditional story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ followed by reading ’Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’

In the second half of the summer term we will continue to read books about animals and will learn about their young.     

 

To help children to learn the stories we will be creating story maps.  These will give the children the language and structure of the stories to enable them to retell them independently. Copies of the story maps will be sent home so the children can share these stories with you. Maybe they can tell the story in their own words – or even make up their own!

The children will be developing their mathematical skills in a variety of ways, such as counting sets of animals and sorting them by different criteria, e.g. number of legs.

There are many different number songs and rhymes we will be learning in Nursery which you can practice at home to support your child’s understanding of maths. We will be sending these home with your child but please ask for extra copies if you need them.

The children are learning through a wide variety of experiences including imaginative play, construction, mark making, creating models and pictures and exploring materials such as sand and paint. We will be getting very creative in the art area and producing lots of lovely art work for you to display at home.

Some of the children are having their first experiences of nursery or ‘school’, and are exploring the learning opportunities available. Our older children are doing a wonderful job of welcoming them and are developing their own sharing and turn taking skills. This will be useful practise for them as they prepare for the adventure of moving into Reception in September!

 

   

 

     

There are many different number songs and rhymes we will be learning in Nursery which you can practise at home to support your child’s understanding of maths. We will be sending these home with your child but please ask for extra copies if you need them.

 

Please click here for our Spring term newsletter and here for our curriculum overview.

Our Curriculum Timetable

Nursery Timetable Spring 2019