WHAT ARE WE LEARNING ABOUT?
All Creatures Great and Small
Our Early Years theme for this term is a All Creatures Great and Small.
The theme will start by exploring the creatures that live in our Nursery Garden; those smaller insects that we might find in a damp or muddy place or those that visit our plants and flowers and then children will learn about those that like wetter areas and so might live in or around a pond. We will hopefully begin to develop our garden to encourage more wildlife with minibeast hotels, a minipond and by growing more flowers or plants.
We love the idea of magical creatures living in our garden space too so we will be developing a fairy and elf play area for the children to develop their story ideas.
The focus for teaching and learning will continue to be in the Prime Areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum which are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Language and Communication and Physical Development.
|PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT (PSE)|
|LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION|
Nursery 2 children will continue to have daily phonics sessions this term. The quick 20 minute sessions will have a focus on words. Making sounds in words with our mouth and hearing different parts of a word (phonemes and syllables)
Once settled, Nursery 1 children will listen to and join in with rhymes and familiar stories to develop listening and attention skills.
Young children's physical development includes the way they move around the inside and outside areas of Nursery and those smaller movements which require more control so pouring, drawing and manipulating for example construction and playdough. It also includes self care so toileting, feeding, dressing and having an awareness of our surroundings and what you are doing so that you are safe.