This half term, Nursery and Reception’s topic is Identity and Diversity. Children will learn what it’s like to be part of a community. They will focus on the character skills and how they can develop them to be good members of their classroom community. We will be learning about each other’s favourite family food and recipes which will we collate to form a community cook book. This will support us in learning about the different cultures in our local area. Our aim is to have a family display in our classroom including having pictures of our families.
In Literacy, our core text this half term is ‘All are welcome’. We will learn what it’s like to be a part of a community. We will be focusing on character skills and how we can develop them to be good members of their community.
In Maths, we have been matching objects to numerals. We will link our family topic in with this and count how many siblings, pets, people we live with as a class. This will help us to practise our counting. We will also be using numicon to match to written numbers. We will be exploring how to subitise numbers up to 5 using a range of activities and objects.
Our phonics learning this term we will be starting phase 2. We will be exploring rhyming in our lessons. We will be developing our listening walks in the classroom and outdoors. This will help us to recognise different sounds and practise the different noises that we can make.
In our Physical Development, we will be embedding our routines for personal hygiene by using the toilet and washing our hands independently. We will be concentrating on our fine motor skills, holding pencils and using them correctly for writing.
For our Expressive Arts and Design, we will be exploring a range of art materials, such as paint, pencils, felt tips, and collage. Throughout the term, we will develop our art skills to create still life food pictures and printing of food which will be used in our community cook book.
Our Personal, Social and Emotional Development, this term, will be focused on developing our independence and confidence. We will learn how to take care of the equipment in our classroom by tidying up and putting things back in the right places.
We are really excited to be starting forest school this term. Our forest school day will be a Thursday starting from 21st September 2021.
Our reading books are changed every day. 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.