This term in Nursery our focus Power of Reading book is ‘No Dinner!’ This version of the story of the old woman and the pumpkin, a traditional tale told across the Indian sub-continent, is recounted in simple patterned and repetitive language with an enjoyable build- up of tension as to whether the old woman will escape being eaten by the many animals who threaten to devour her.
Through the book, pupils will develop their ability to join in and retell stories, using repeated language patterns. The pupils will have the opportunity to use props and create story maps to support with retell as well as opportunities to compare the story to the traditional tale of ‘Little Red Riding Hood.’
The role play area focus this term will be a ‘Market’ linked to our focus text. The pupils will have the opportunity to buy and sell a range of fruits and vegetables, including pumpkins! The pupils will develop their mathematical skills, using 1p coins to pay for items at the Market, as well as their mark-making skills, creating labels for the items in the Market and receipts for the customers.
Following on from this, in Numeracy, our focus will be to develop pupils’ mathematical language of size. The pupils will learn key vocabulary, big and small, and will use this language to compare and order objects according to their size. We will continue to work on saying number names in order to 10 and counting using 1-1 correspondence within our learning environment.
In the outdoor area, the pupils will have the opportunity to make ‘Pumpkin Mud Soup’ in the Mud Kitchen and will plant Pumpkin seeds and watch them grow!
In Phonics, pupils will begin to develop their aware of alliteration and rhyme. To help your child at home, please share stories and sing rhymes with repetitive rhyming patterns.
After a successful first half term, we will continue to support pupils to develop their independence. As the weather becomes colder, please support your child to develop the skills to dress independently by teaching them how to put on their coat, hat, scarf and gloves.
We look forward to lots of exciting learning opportunities ahead!
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