Welcome back to all our Nursery pupils after the half term break and we hope everyone had fun celebrating the Platinum Jubilee.
In Nursery this half term, we are starting a new topic of ‘Animals’! Our Power of Reading books will be a couple of books related to our topic including ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ and ‘From Farm to Fork How do Animals Give Us Food?. We will also read other farm-related stories such as ‘Little Red Hen’ and ‘A Squash and A Squeeze’. Through these stories, pupils will learn to retell parts of the story independently as well as predict what is happening next in the story. Pupils will also be exploring and identifying rhyming words in stories as well as using their phonic knowledge to identify the first sounds in words. Furthermore, pupils will continue to practise writing some or all of the letters in their names independently.
Linking to our Power of Reading texts, pupils will learn more about different animals in the farm and talk about what animals they see using a range of vocabulary. Pupils will continue to learn about the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things. They will also learn about the life cycle of some farm animals and explore different food animals provide.
Within the Nursery, the role-play areas this half term will be a What the Ladybird Heard Police Station and a Farm Shop for pupils to apply the knowledge that they have learned about farm animals and to use longer sentences to elaborate on each other’s ideas. Pupils will also be encouraged to use ‘and’ to join up ideas. The different role-play areas will provide different opportunities for pupils to embed maths and literacy skills that they have learned.
As part of their learning within Expressive Arts and Design, pupils will have plenty of opportunities to draw various animals as well as to plan and express their own ideas through different materials and media such as paint and other natural materials to create different animal-themed craft.
We are excited for our last half term of fun learning!