This term our learning in Nursery will be based around ‘Identity and Diversity’. We will be using ‘The Family Book’ by Todd Parr as our core text. We will be exploring our similarities and differences, and what makes us special. We will build on the children’s knowledge of themselves and look in more detail at their families, and introduce the children to the fact that there are some families who have nothing. The children will be involved in fundraising and producing Christmas hampers for families in need.
In Literacy we will be starting to develop our phonics knowledge for reading and writing, and through our speech. We will begin to develop our mark making skills by giving meaning to the marks we record. We will be focusing on recognising our names and beginning to record the letters we see in our names. We will practice our story-telling skills, and begin to apply our phonics knowledge to write letters to families in need.
In Mathematics, we will be introducing Numicon while learning our numbers to 5. We will be recognising numerals and quantity by practicing our one-to-one correspondence. We will be exploring shape and pattern through the environment, for example going on shape hunts. We will also be learning 2D shapes and using everyday language to comment on capacity, length and weight.
This term, we will begin physical education lessons thinking about the basic skills that we will need for later on. We will begin with spatial awareness, balancing and simple ball skills. Our PE lessons will be taught through games and fun activities.
Our outdoor learning will be focussing on activities and skills that we have learnt in forest school. We will be developing our understanding and learning from last term and thinking of how we can develop our skills.
Parents can support their child's learning through reading with them every day and discussing the stories that they have read, and by taking children to the local library to read about our topics. Practicing counting and number skills when out and about will support children’s development and understanding in Maths. In line with the termly theme based on ‘Identity and Diversity’, reading your child a story or your favourite story focusing on what makes us special will help them to develop their ideas. If you would like to discuss more about how you can help your child at home, please see your child's class teacher.