Happy New Year! Welcome back to all our Nursery children after the Christmas holiday and it has been exciting to find out what everyone did over the break!
In Nursery this half term, we are starting a new topic in Space! Our Power of Reading books will be a selection of books related to our topic including ‘On the Moon’, ‘What is the Moon?’ and ‘The Solar System for Kids’. Through these books, pupils will learn to recall information from books and use illustrations to retell what happened in stories. We are also exploring rhyming words as well as using our phonic knowledge to clap out the syllables of words. In addition, we are going to begin to identify the first sounds in words.
Linking to our Power of Reading texts, pupils will explore jobs related to Space and also explore how things work investigating using various mechanical toys in the setting.
Within the Nursery, the role-play areas this half term will be an Astronaut School, a rocket ship and a Space Station for children to apply the skills that they have learned about Space and to use longer sentences to elaborate their friends' play ideas. Pupil will learn to understand ‘why’ questions and begin to ask more questions about the world around us as well.
As part of pupils’ learning within Expressive Arts and Design, pupils will be given the opportunity to plan and express their own ideas through different materials and media such as paint and glitter and create different space craft.
We look forward to another successful half term of incredible learning!