W/C 9th July 2018
Topic - Handa and the goat.
Letters and their sounds - learn the sound, and action for 'x'. Make the letter shape saying the rhyme down the arm and leg repeat the other side.
Number learning - recognising numeral 2 and 3. Making that amount with objects.
W/C 2nd July 2018
Topic - Handa's Surprise - Handa encounters a Parrot who steals a passion fruit. We are looking at feathers and tasting passion fruit flavour food and drink.
Letters and their sounds - Introduce new sound 'w' read the song, sing the song, play I spy. Make the letter shape by saying the rhyme "down up, down up".
Number learning - 2d & 3d shapes. Explore the sides and corners if straight or curved.
W/C 25th June 2018
Topic - Handa's Surprise - We meet a giraffe and taste pineapples!
Letters and their sounds - Introduce song, sound & action for 'v'. Make the letter shape saying the rhyme "Down a wing up a wing"
Number learning - Individual Assessments
W/C 18th June 2018
Topic - Handa's Surprise - Elephant & Mango. Sponge painting grey elephant. Elephant masks.
Letters and their sounds - Introduce sound, story and action for 'j'. Make the letter shape 'j' saying the rhyme "down his body, curl, dot for his head"
Number learning - sorting ourselves into groups boy/girl, blonde hair/brown hair, 3 yr / 4 yr old etc
How many altogether? Part, part whole.
W/C 11th June 2018
Topic - Handa's Surprise - The zebra and the orange... squeezing oranges to make orange juice and drinking it. Large zebra print animal.
Letters and their sounds - Introduce song, sound and action for 'f'. Make the letter shape saying the rhyme "Down the stem and draw the leaf"
Number learning - What is 1 more? Look at numbers to 5. Add 1 more object. How many now?
W/C 6th June 2018
Topic - Handa's Surprise - Monkey and banana week!
Letters and their sounds - Listening to rhyming stories, can you guess what the rhyming word is? Hear and say the initial sounds in words e.g. d - dog, c - cat
Number learning - Language of size - comparing objects and sorting into big and small, talk about objects that are the biggest and smallest.
W/C 21st May 2018
Topic - Cinderella has been to the ball and lost her shoe! Lets find out what happens next
Letters and their sounds - Read the story and learn the sound, action and shape for 'b'. Make the shape saying the rhyme "down the laces to hell and over the toe"
Number learning - Looking at positional language (on top, in, behind, under, next to)
W/C 14th May 2018
Topic - Once upon a time!
Cinderella - masks for the ball, decorating Cinderella's shoe and learning the dances for the ball on 16th May.
Royal wedding activities - talk about who has been to a wedding, watch a wedding take place in church. Re-enact a wedding.
Number learning - making marks to represent number and crossing out to represent one taken away using nursery rhymes. e.g. 5 little ducks, 5 currant buns
W/C 7th May 2018
Topic - Once upon a time!
Goldilocks & the 3 bears - drawing charcoal bears. Practising the dance for the ball.
Letters and their sounds - alliterative rhyming names - e.g. Wella Bella. Poliver Oliver etc
alliteration with names e.g. busy Bruce, long legs Lewis etc
Number learning - counting out 6 from a group of objects.
W/C 30th April 2018
Topic - Once upon a time!
Goldilocks & the 3 bears - make a role play corner of the 3 bears house. Making a porridge bowl for baby bear. Cooking porridge and eating it.
Letters and their sounds - learn story, sound, and action for 'h'. Make the letter shape by saying the rhyme "Down the head to the hooves and over his back".
Number learning - choosing a numeral 0-5 and matching to that amount of objects.
W/c 23rd April 2018
Topic - Jack and the beanstalk - the giants castle. Making crowns, fantasy play with castles and knights.
Letters and their sounds - rhyming words and nonsense rhyming words and stories.
Number learning - counting 1:1 to 5 and rote counting to 10.
W/C 16th April 2018
Topic - Once upon a time!
Jack and the beanstalk. We shall be planted bean seeds and watching them grow.
Letters and their sounds - introduce story, sound and action for 'r'. Make the letter shape by saying the rhyme " down the robots back and curl over his arm"
Number learning - 3d shapes... name and recognise 3d shape sphere, cube, cuboid and cylinder.
26th March 2018
Last day Thursday 29th March (Easter hols)
This week we shall be making chocolate nests for Easter chick and her eggs. We shall be making Easter cards.
PM Blue group - Superworm story & activities (Surestart)
Parent Interviews - Wednesday 28th March
19th March 2018
Art Event for Parents - Wednesday 21st March
8:45 am - F1 morning nursery
2:30pm - F2 & F1 afternoon nursery
Sports Challenge - Look at the picture and name the sporting event.
Letters and their sounds - Phase 1 assessments
12th March 2018
Topic - Elmer - What makes Elmer different? How are we different to other people?
Number - Number assessments. Looking at repeating patterns
Letters and their sounds - Introduce sound, song and action for 'e'. Make the letter shape saying the rhyme "Lift off the top and scoop out the egg."
W/C 12th February 2018
This week we are celebrating Pancake Day, Valentines Day and Chinese New Year!
We will read stories relating to the celebrations and talk about why we celebrate these events.
W/C 5th February 2018
Topic - Our Big Blue Sofa turns into a taxi. We will be looking at the skyline of New York and the Statue of Liberty. We will talk about transport and busy cities.... And toasting bagels and spreading them with different toppings.
Letters and their sounds - Learn the new sound, song and action for 'k'. Make the letter shape saying the rhyme "Down the Kangeroo's body, leg and tail".
Number learning - recognising numerals 0-5 and match with our fingers. Look at number 2, how many is 2? Look at 2 on a bar model.
W/C 28th January 2018
Topic - Our story takes in a hot air balloon. We will make balloons and pictures of the sky in the day time and night time.
Letters and their sounds - Learn the new song, action and sound for 'c'. Make the letter shape saying the rhyme curl around the caterpillar.
Number learning - Counting anything like claps, stamps, jumps, hops etc. Looking at the numeral 0 and 1.
W/C 22nd January 2018
Topic - Our Big Blue Sofa -We have visitors this week to talk about how they help us when they work for the hospitals and police. It is our Jango's trip on Wednesday or Thursday so we can bounce and climb on the play equipment.
Letters and their sounds - Introducing letter sound, action, story for 'o'. Write the letter shape
'o' saying the rhyme "all around the orange".
Number learning - repeating patterns - going on a pattern hunt. Looking at 0 and 1. Match the number card to the amount. Making the number shapes.
W/C 15th January 2018
Topic - Our Big Blue Sofa. The Sofa turns into a submarine under the sea. What can we see in the ocean?
Letters and their sounds - Introduce story, song, sound and action for 'd'. Make the letter shape 'd' saying the rhyme 'around the dinosaurs bottom, up his neck and down to his toes'.
Number learning - positional language (in, on, under, next to) counting to 10 and showing the amount on our fingers and using objects.
W/C 8th January 2018
Topic - The Magical Story Box holds a new story - Our Big Blue Sofa. The first installment introduces the home and who lives in a home and the kinds of things you could find there.
Letters and their sounds - Silly sounds soup. Story, sound, action for 'g'. Make the letter shape 'g' saying the rhyme 'around the girls face down her hair and give her a curl'.
Number learning - looking, building and talking about 3d shapes.
W/C 18th December 2017
Late afternoon nursery Wednesday 21st Dec at 1:15pm due to Christmas Dinner
Christmas party games, disco and Pantomime Thursday 21st Dec
Making reindeer food and decorating stockings
W/C 11th December 2017
The Nativity - Wednesday 13th December 10:30am & 2pm
Christmas Jumper day Friday 15th December
Making cards and calendars and decorations
W/C 4th December 2017
Topic - Christmas stories and decorate the tree in the Foundation Unit. Continue singing our nativity songs and learning our dances ready for the performance.
Letters and their sounds - Assessment Phase 1
Numbers - number recognition and 1:1 counting, seperating 4 items in different ways
W/C 27th November 2017
Topic - Whatever Next - We finish the story where ted visits the moon in his cardboard box. Please bring in a box to make your own box model of your choice.
Letters and their sounds - Assessment of Phase 1
Numbers - Assessment
W/C 20th November 2017
Topic - Whatever Next - writing a letter to the owl. Making and painting owls.
Letters and their sounds - introduce song, sound and story for 'm'. Make the letter shape saying the rhyme "Maisie mountain mountain".
Number learning - separate 3 or 4 objects in different ways. Compare 2 groups and say if they are the same or different.
W/C 13th November 2017
Topic - Whatever Next. Discuss what we would take to space. Try some 'Space Food'.
Letters and their sounds - introduce the sound, song and action for 'n'. Make the letter shape saying the rhyme "down Nobby and over his net".
Number learning - counting and finding numerals in the environment.
Christmas Play practise - learn songs and lines.
W/C 6th November 2017
Topic - Whatever Next - We look at the things we might take to space.
Listening to the Poppy story.
Learning our Christmas songs.
Letters and their sounds - introduce sound, song, and action for 'i'. Make the letter shape 'i' saying "down the body and dot for the head".
Number learning - counting 1:1, sing number songs, using number language in our play.
W/C 30th October 2017
Topic - Whatever Next. The Magical Story Box will hide a rocket and an astronaut this week. We will be making junk model rockets, bonfire pictures and duplo rockets.
Letters and their sounds - Introduce the sound, song and action for 'p'. Make the letter shape and say the rhyme "down the pirates plait and around his face".
Number learning - use number names and language. Count 1:1. Make marks to represent that amount. e.g. o o o = 3
W/c 16th October 2017
Topic - Grandpas Handkerchief - Gardening with Grandpa! There will be seeds to explore and make seed art. Flower pots and compost.
Letters and their sounds - introduce the song, sound and action for 't'. Make the letter shape saying the rhyme "down the tower across the tower"
Number learning - learning the language of time. Later, soon, next, before, yesterday, etc. Talking about what time we get up, go home, have dinner etc
W/C 9th October 2017
Topic - Keep healthy week! We are making fruit kebabs, and peeling vegetables. We shall be talking about why fruit and vegetables are good for us. We will be running races and being active outside. Our Grandparents are coming to school on Friday!
Letters and their sounds - 'a' listening to the story, learning the song, sound and action. Making the letter shape 'a' by saying the rhyme "round the apple and down the leaf".
Number learning - This week is all about patterns. We are going on a pattern hunt and looking at repeating patterns.
W/C 2nd October 2017
Topic - Grandpa's Handkerchief - It is Grandpa's birthday. We shall be having a party, making a party hat, decorating biscuits to eat.
Letters and their sounds - Using our body to make sounds. Introduce 's' story, action and song.
Number Learning - Recite number names in order. Count out 3 objects and add one more or take one away and talk about what has happened to the amount.
25th September 2017
Topic - Grandpa's Handkerchief - There is a boat and a pirate in the story box this week. We are making our own boats to float and exploring lots of water activities.
Letters and their sounds - Singing action songs and playing instruments attempting to copy a pattern and play loud and quiet sounds.
Number Learning - Counting songs and objects. Building tall towers with blocks and seeing how many blocks build a tower before it falls over.
W/C 18th September 2017
Topic - We begin the story of 'Grandpa's Handkerchief'. In the Magical Story box this week is a train and a timetable. We will be exploring trains and journeys and making maps.
Letters and their sounds - Phase 1 listening activities and games.
Numeracy - Reciting numbers to 10, singing number songs and showing the amount on our fingers.
w/c 11th September 2017
This week, we will be focussing on one of the school rules each day, doing lots of practical activities to embed them in our learning and make sure they underpin everything we do.
Monday - Kind and thoughtful
Tuesday - Safe and responsible
Wednesday - Respectful and celebrate difference
Thursday - Polite and listen
Friday - Work and learn together
w/c 5th September 2017
This week we will be settling into our new environment and build relationships. We will learn our welcome songs, say "Good Morning" to your name for the register, talk about the weather, sing nursery rhymes, explore all of our areas and learn how to use our equipment.