This term, Nursery will continue their learning around sustainable development. The focus of the term is to explore living things and their needs. Over the course of the term the children will begin to explore mini beasts and their life cycles. We will continue our learning on how to look after a garden using our school garden and forest school to put this in to practise. We will also use these outdoor environments to look for mini beasts to support our understanding of their life cycles and what we can do to help look after them. We will use ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ as our core text for this term to support put learning. The project outcome for the learning journey will be sharing videos of facts we have learnt, as well as showcasing our projects in the outdoor environments with the children singing songs and sharing their learning.
In Maths, this half term Nursery will be continuing to focus on counting with number recognition. We will start the term thinking about sequencing, looking at days of the week, our own days and sequencing from our core text, The Hungry Caterpillar. We will begin to look at capacity, weight and length and thinking of different ways we can practise this in the classroom. We will also be recapping our learning of 2D shapes and introducing 3D shapes. We will use this knowledge to describe 2D shapes, 3D shapes and identifying shapes in the environment.
In Understanding of the World, we will extend our learning about mini beasts and how we can look after them. We will continue our learning about the changing seasons and how this can have an impact on mini beasts and the outdoor environment. The children will use this learning to support their communication and language skills by sharing facts and things that they have learnt. We will also introduce some technology-based learning to support our understanding around technology.
For our art outcome, Nursery will be developing their creative skills to create observational drawings of what they can see such as mini beasts and other things they notice in the environment. We will also be experimenting with paint and the different techniques that we can use to create various paintings as well as colour mixing and how colours can be changed.
Our role play area will continue to 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 gardener/ shop assistant. They can also use this area as somewhere to discuss and practise caring of the outdoor environments and mini beasts.
Parents can support their child's learning through reading with them every day and discussing the stories that they have read. Practising 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.