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Wk beg. 24.05.21

This week our text is, Little Tiger's big surprise by Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes. This text will enable us to explore the feelings and thoughts of having a new baby join the family home. It will enable us to reflect the changes that have occurred to us since we were babies and consider what we can do now that we couldn't do when we were first born. 

Little Tiger's Big Surprise! By Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes

Little Tiger's Big Surprise! By Julie Sykes and Tim WarnesRead aloud by JennLittle Tiger isn't pleased when he learns that he is to have a new brother or sis...

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 complete puzzles by joining pieces together and dropping pieces into base boards.

Communication and Language; Word of the week.


Our concept of the week is 'heavy'. In class we will weigh items with both our hands and the balance scales and explore which item is heavy and which item is not heavy. At home compare objects around the home and when comparing two items discuss which is heavy and which is not heavy. 



Reading: We will continue to recognise our own names through using our name cards in the writing area. We will name and discuss the characters in the text as we read the book and as we re-enact the story at the play tray using small world toys, and talk about the story setting. The children will have props to support them in singing our rhyme of the week; Miss Polly had a dolly and have access to their favourite stories as well as a rich collection of fiction and non-fiction Jungle themed stories.  

Writing: We will practice writing our own names at the writing table as we make a new baby card for the Tiger family. In the tree-house role play area children will continue to be encouraged to draw and label the animals that they see. We will use wooden letters to match to letters on the card reading the words using the picture clue for support.



Younger children remaining in Nursery in September will focus on passing different sounds around the circle and identifying pre-recorded sounds from around the home.  

Older children who will move into Reception Class in September will listen to and identify the direction that a sound has come from, identify whose voice they have heard, listen to and identify words that have been orally blended by an adult and listen to and order a set of three sounds. 

Mathematics, Number.


Younger children remaining in Nursery in September will focus on numbers 0-5, counting forwards from 0-5, identifying numbers and counting out amounts. 

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. 

Understanding the World


We will learn about animals and their young found in the Jungle, learning their names and facts about them. We will learn about the impact of cutting down Forests and the impact it has on animal habitats. 

Expressive Arts and Design


We will learn how to produce different rubbings of animals found in the Jungle. We will also decorate the front of a card to welcome the Baby Tiger into the Tiger family. 


Our rhyme of the week; Miss Polly had a Dolly, will be introduced on Monday then practiced daily in class using a variety of props to support the children in singing the song.  Practice this song at home too, to develop your child's growing repertoire of songs. 

Miss Polly had a Dolly

Enjoy our fun-filled rhyme - "Miss Polly had a Dolly" : Its a song about a little girl named dolly who is fond of dolls. Here ar...