Communication and Language:
This half term, the Nursery children will continue to focus on listening carefully and understanding why listening is so important. They will also be encouraged to use talk to organise themselves and their play. We will be looking at understanding and following instructions with two parts to them.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development:
This second half term focusses on encouraging the children to increasingly follow rules without needing reminding. We will also be talking more about recognising their own feelings and the feelings of others.
During the second half term, the Nursery children will start taking part in some group activities and learning to work as part of a team. We will also be encouraging the children to become more independent as they get dressed and undressed. This will particularly involve the children putting on and taking off their own coats, hats and gloves
All children will continue to have access to our Early years outdoor area and have plenty of opportunity to ride large wheeled toys in and play with balls and hoops.
The Nursery children will continue to focus on phase 1 listening activities and will also begin to be introduced to some sounds as they start phase 2.
Phase 1- We will continue to listen for and identify rhyming words and rhyming strings.
We will also identify initial sounds and match to the corresponding grapheme.
Phase 2 - This phase introduces simple letter-sound correspondences. As each set of letters is introduced, children are encouraged to use their new knowledge to sound out and blend words. The graphemes introduced this half term will be:
s, a, t, i, p, n, m, d, g, o
The children will continue to focus on counting and identifying numbers to 1-5 and begin to subitise. They will also begin to look at 2D and 3D shapes and be able to identify and name some of these. We will also do some work on repeating patterns.
Our learning is centred around the theme of : bears
Understanding the World:
We will look at different species of bears and look at where in the world you might find them. We will also be focusing on the polar regions when we explore polar bears.
Expressive Arts and Design:
The children will be given the opportunity to make imaginative and complex small worlds when they create homes for their bears.
They will also be remembering and singing entire songs as we rehearse for our Christmas performance.
Children will begin the day with Worship and learning a prayer to start our day
What we are reading this half term:
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The Three snow bears By Jan Brett
Snow bears by Tony Mitton
Snow bears by Martin Waddell
We’re going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen.
Learn about Bears
All things Bears
Christmas performance songs
- PE day: every Tuesday (please send your child in their full PE kit on this day each week)
- Library books due in: every Thursday
Thursday 7th December: School Christmas Service @9 a.m. and Awards Assembly with students being awarded virtue and milestone certificates.
Tuesday 12th December: whole school experience - visit from The Falconry Centre.
Wednesday 13th December: School Christmas lunch for children and staff.
Thursday 14th December: Christmas performances @10:15 a.m. Children must be collected by 12 p.m. on this day.
Friday 15th December: INSET day for staff (school CLOSED to students)
Please see the main Parent Portal page for any school closure dates
- Please ensure all uniform is clearly labelled with your child's name.
- PE pumps and horticulture kits need to be kept at school at all times.