Welcome to Nursery for Summer 1 everyone!
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to Summer 1! We hope you have all had a lovely Easter break. Spring 2 was a mixture of home and school learning and once again we would like to thank you all for your dedication towards the children’s learning. We can see the progress the children have made! This half term is always a very busy one, with lots of fun filled planned activities with the sun shining upon us. This half term will be learning about Time Travelling, through past and present.
This half term we will be focusing on Time Travelling. We will look at books and stories about dinosaurs, minibeasts and growing. This is a great topic to embed The Knowledge and Understanding of the World on growth and decay and why things happen. We will plant seeds and watch them grow. Caterpillars have also been delivered and we can’t wait to see the changes over time! We are also excited about exploring dinosaurs on how they lived in prehistoric times.
Stories we will be reading:
-The Very Hungry Caterpillar
-Mad about Minibeasts!
-Dinosaur Explore (fact book)
-Aliens Love Underpants
We will look at different texts both fiction and non-fiction books and how they are structured. Children will have lots of opportunities to listen and recall stories. We will begin to label our work using our phonics knowledge, hearing the initial sounds in words to write. We will also revisit rhyming strings and practice through games. We will finish learning all set 1 sounds from RWI.
We will learn to talk confidently about the feature of a 2D shape and look at shapes in our environment. We use shapes appropriately for our block play, collage and drawing. We will recite numbers up to 20 through our daily morning counting.
We will explain our own knowledge and understanding and ask appropriate questions of others. We will take steps to resolve conflicts with other children, e.g. finding a compromise.
Communication and Language
Stories are always a great way to learn and revisit vocabulary! Using the books above we will extend vocabulary, especially by grouping and naming and exploring the meaning and sounds of new words. We will also listen to stories without pictures and follow them.
Understanding the World
Our caterpillars are here! We will explore growth and decay through close observation of our growing caterpillars. We will plant beanstalks and discuss what a seed might need to grow! Please take this opportunity to reinforce this learning at home by pointing at plants and trees and asking children what it needs in order to grow.
Expressive Arts and Design
We will explore the mixed media to create our favourite characters from the stories. We will Select tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials when we are constructing. We will play cooperatively as part of a group to develop and act out a narrative.
Please read with your child every day.
Ask your child what they have learnt at nursery.
Ask children lots of questions during the day i.e Why? How? What? I wonder why…
Do some daily counting, spot some numbers on the way to school and back.