This term in Nursery, our Power of Reading book is ‘Bedtime for Monsters’ (Ed Vere’s hilarious monster tale – with a big twist).
Through the book, pupils will be given the opportunity to recreate some of the scenes from the story using props e.g. re-creations of the forests, cities, gloopy mud etc. The pupils will be able to retell parts of the story in their own words as they recreate these scenes using their imagination. The pupils will also have the opportunity to use their imagination to create their own monster using various creative materials and will learn new vocabulary to describe the monster they have created. The pupils will then be able to create their own story for their ‘Monster’.
The role play area focus this term will be a ‘Pizza Shop’ linked to our focus text. The pupils will have the opportunity to explore the local area and decide what pizza they would like to buy. The pupils will develop their mark making skills, writing the initial sound of each pizza they will buy on their shopping list and will develop their skills in number recognising prices. The pupils will progress into sorting out sizes of their pizzas such small, medium and big/large.
Through our topic, Nature, the pupils will learn about living things in different habitats and will learn to show care for living things and the environment. Using the outdoor areas in our school and the local area, the pupils will have the opportunity to talk about and compare things they have observed such as plants and animals. The pupils will learn about new habitats such woods, mountains, caves and animals that live in there.
In Phonics this term, pupils will continue to learn the letter sounds and will develop their blending and segmenting skills using CVC words e.g. pat, mat, sit. The pupils will continue to practice forming recognisable letters and will focus in particular on writing their own name from memory.
Following on from this, in Numeracy, our focus will be to develop pupils’ mathematical language of length. The pupils will learn to understand the terminology ‘short’ and ‘long’ and will begin to identify short and long objects in the environment. The pupils will begin to use comparative language ‘shorter’ and ‘longer’ to compare the length of two objects. Alongside this, pupils will continue to develop their number recognition and counting skills based on their individual needs.
We look forward to lots of exciting learning opportunities ahead!
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