Nursery’s topic for this term is Identity and Diversity. We will be learning about families, roles and responsibilities and different cultures. Identity and Diversity will help us to learn that all families can be very different to each other. Throughout the term, there will be a strong focus on families and how other families are different to ours. Our aim is to have a display in our classroom all about ourselves including self-portraits and pictures of our favourite things.

In Literacy, we will be looking at two books. We will start with the whole school core text: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy. We will use this book to support us with learning our classroom rules and expectations such as, tidying up and being kind. We will then read My World, Your World by Melanie Walsh later in the term. This book explains how families are different but how all families have many elements that are the same. It can help show us how diverse we are as a community. These books will help us to get to know each other more and learn about our community.

In Maths, we will begin with counting to ten and ways we can help us with this. We will link our family topic in with this and count how many siblings, pets, people we live with as a class. We will use lots of resources to help with this such as puppets and counting objects. Throughout this we will be constantly working on recognising numbers and matching amounts to quantity.

Our phonics learning this term will begin with phase 1. We will be practising our listening skills and understanding different sounds we can make using our bodies and instruments. We will complete listening walks in the classroom and outdoors. This will support us recognising different sounds and help us with our listening skills. We will also read lots of rhyming stories and develop an understanding of rhyming and how we can rhyme.

Our reading books are changed on a Thursday in Opal class. Parents and siblings can support the children with their reading by trying to read every day and asking the children some questions about the book.