This term in Nursery our Power of Reading book is ‘The Bog Baby’, a magical story with a serious message about what it means to really love something.
Through the book, pupils will be given the opportunity to recreate some of the scenes from the story using props e.g. recreation of the pond with pond weeds and creatures. Pupils will be able to retell parts of the story in their own words as they recreate these scenes using their imagination. Nursery pupils will also have the opportunity to use their imagination to create their own Bog Baby using various creative materials and will learn new vocabulary to describe the Bog Baby they have created.
Through our topic, Nature, pupils will learn about living things in the local area and how to show care for living things and the environment. Using the outdoor areas and the local area, pupils will have the opportunity to discuss and compare things they observe such as plants and animals. Pupils will learn about local habitats and what an animal needs to survive, with a focus on the life cycle of a frog.
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. Pupils will continue to practise forming recognisable letters and will focus in particular on writing their own name from memory.
The role play area focus this term will be a ‘Flower Shop’ linked to our Power of Reading focus. Pupils will have the opportunity to explore the local area and decide which flowers they would like to buy. They will also develop their mark making skills, writing the initial sound of each flower they want to buy on their shopping list. They will also develop their skills in number, recognising prices and counting how many flowers are in each bunch. Pupils will progress into selling soil and other props to support growing seeds and bulbs and will have the opportunity to plant their own in the outdoor nature garden.
Following on from this, in Numeracy, pupils’ will focus developing their understanding of the mathematical language of weight. All will learn to understand the terminology of ‘heavy’ and ‘light’ and will begin to identify heavy and light objects in the environment. Pupils will use the comparative language of ‘heavier’ and ‘lighter’ to compare the weight of two objects and will learn to use a balance scale to weigh everyday objects.
Please continue to support your child in developing the skills to dress independently by teaching them how to put on their coat and zip it up.
We look forward to lots of exciting learning opportunities ahead!
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