This term in Nursery our focus Power of Reading book is ‘No Dinner!’ Through this story, we will be exploring the topic ‘Traditional Tales’. ‘No Dinner!’ is based on a popular folk tale across the Indian subcontinent. Nursery pupils will thoroughly enjoy learning to retell the story, using props and a story map to join in with repeated language patterns. They will develop their understanding of story characters, settings and events and will begin to use descriptive language to describe story events. In addition to this, pupils will develop their mark making will have the opportunity to draw a picture showing their favourite part of the story.
In Maths, our focus will be on developing mathematical language to describe and compare size. The pupils will learn key vocabulary, for example big and small, and be able to use this language to compare and order objects according to their size. Pupils will also continue to consolidate their number skills, becoming confident to say number names in order to 10 and to count using 1:1 correspondence within the learning environment.
pupils will continue to develop their phonic knowledge and begin to show awareness of initial sounds in words. In addition to this, they will be encouraged to represent sounds using a variety of media. They will also begin to recognise and trace their own name.
Our focus role-play areas this term will be a ‘Greengrocers’ and a ‘Granddaughter’s House & Indian Forest’. Throughout these role-play experiences, pupils will have the opportunity to take part in real life experiences. They will buy and sell fruits and vegetables as well as writing order forms, recipes and shopping lists, and drawing the animals they can spot.
In Art, pupils will use a variety of media to create pieces of art based around ‘No Dinner!’. They will have the opportunity to make collages and masks and they will explore new art techniques such as leaf printing.
We look forward to lots of exciting learning opportunities in the new term ahead.
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