Wk. beg. 07.06.21
Our topic this half term is called 'Once upon a time.' Each week we will focus on a different traditional tale beginning with Jack and the Beanstalk. This text will enable us to further extend our knowledge on growth, story telling and develop our own imaginative responses to the story. Below is a link to the story.
Physical Development, Gross Motor.
Each day we will complete short burst energy activities to keep us healthy and to improve our co-ordination. On Tuesday morning we will have our P.E. session. Please ensure children come dressed in warm track suit trousers and suitable outdoor footwear such as trainers as this session will be delivered outdoors on the school playground or on the field. In the event of good weather please apply sun cream before arriving at Nursery and include a sun cap in your child's bag.
Physical Development, Fine Motor.
We will continue to develop our accuracy when using mark making tools with a focus this week on letter formation and copying our name using our name cards. We will practice large scale movements, then practice the same patterns on large sheets of paper as part of our Squiggle while you Wiggle routines. We will continue to develop our finger muscles through our Dough Disco movements. We will develop our hand/eye co-ordination by working with a steady hand when we practice our cutting skills and use the tweezers to pick up a range of dried beans and place them into pots.
Communication and Language, Word of the week, backwards.
Practise the word backwards by physically moving backwards by walking backwards through your garden or other large spaces.
Reading: We will continue to recognise our own names through using our name cards to construct our own names. We will name and discuss the characters in the text and the story settings as we read the book and as we re-enact the story in the role play area. The children will have access to their favourite stories as well as a rich collection of traditional stories that we will explore over the coming weeks.
Writing: We will practice writing our own names, constructing our names using letters written on the Giant's golden coins and copying the letters as we write name cards for the characters from the story that we would invite to visit us in Jack's cottage. We will use wooden letters to match to letters on the card reading the words using the picture clue for support.
We will sing and add actions to our rhyme of the week, follow the link at the bottom of this page.
Additional information will be added on Tuesday.
Younger children remaining in Nursery in September will focus on numbers 0-5, counting forwards from 0-5, identifying numbers and counting amounts. They will represent these numbers through using their fingers and drawing pictures to match the amount.
Older children moving into Reception Class in September will focus on numbers 0-10, counting forwards from 0-10, identifying numbers, counting out amounts, ordering numbers and identifying missing numbers from the number line. They will represent these numbers through drawing pictures and writing the numerals to match the amounts.
Understanding the World.
Using magnify lenses we will explore a range of dried beans discussing their shape, size and colour. The children will sort the dried beans based on their own criteria and discuss this with the adults and the other children. The children will plant a seed in compost and over the coming weeks will observe the changes that occur and care for their seed by keeping it in sunlight and watering their plant.
Expressive Arts and Design.
In Jack's cottage the children will use the role play masks and props to re-enact the story with their friends. In the construction area they will construct the beanstalk and discuss the height of the beanstalk that they make. In the creative area the children will use a range of loose part materials to place and create their own beanstalk pictures.
Our rhyme of the week is, The Farmer plants the seeds. Encourage your children to sing and act out the rhyme at home too.