At Elaine Primary School we ensure that learning is planned for all in a cross-curricular way. This ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through the high expectations of everyone at Elaine we aspire to achieve the highest quality outcomes.
During the Spring term, the learning in Nursery will be based around the global theme of ‘Sustainable Development’. The focus of the term is to explore how we can grow vegetables and improve the school environment. Over the course of the term the children will begin to explore what it means to grow fruit and vegetables and learn about how to take care of a garden. They will be planting vegetables and learning what we need to do this with. They will practise using gardening tools and engage in discussions as to what we can do with the vegetables after. We will be focusing on the text ‘Grandpa’s Garden’ to support us with our learning. The project outcome for the learning journey will be showcasing our growing projects with the children singing songs and sharing their learning.
In maths this half term, Nursery will be continuing to focus on counting, matching objects to numerals and representing numbers in different ways. We will be focusing on positional language, shapes and introducing 3D shapes. At the end of the term, we will be taking part in STEM week and build our own structures.
In Understanding of the World, we will be learning about the different things that can have an impact on the environment and what we can do to change this. We will also be taking part in weekly forest school sessions allowing us to deepen our understanding and how we can care for the environment.
For our art outcome, Nursery will be developing their creative skills using drawing, cutting and sticking. We will be experimenting with different materials and creating different pieces if art to link with our core text.
Our role play area will be a garden centre which will enable the children to use their imaginations by using first hand experiences and practise language and communication skills as they take on the roles of a gardener / shop assistant.
Parents can support their child's learning through reading with them every day and discussing the stories that they have read. Practicing counting and number skills when out and about will support children’s development and understanding in maths. If you would like to discuss more about how you can help your child at home please see your child's class teacher.
We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to visit the school or help in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher.