WHAT ARE WE LEARNING ABOUT?
We start our new school year with a lovely topic called Belonging!
The youngest children of Fairway settle during their Transition Week. During this time they will begin the important process of building relationships with staff and children and becoming familiar with their Nursery environment. Over the course of the term we will spend time getting to know children so we can find out more about their needs and interests. In turn they too will get to know us, the Nursery, and school. They'll learn Nursery routines and expectations and of course what it is to belong to Fairway Nursery and school.
During the term we will explore what belongs to 'Me'; my face, learning about my body, my feelings, what is mine and what is yours, how we can share and take turns and then what it is to belong to a family and the special times they enjoy together. Towards the end of the term we will focus on the traditional story Goldilocks and the Three Bears and begin to think about the characters in the story and their behaviour, alongside what we notice about the bears in terms of size and number.
Key books we will be using this term will be:
What Makes a Rainbow by Betty Swartz
Red Cars and Rainbow Jelly by Sue Heap & Nick Sharratt
You Choose by Pippa Goodhart
Maisy Goes to Nursery by Lucy Cousins
The Family Book by Todd Parr
Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer
One Family By George Shannon
Goldilocks and the Three bears by Nicola Baxter
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, Communication and Language and Physical Development.
|PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT (PSE)|
|COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE|
- I can understand and follow simple instructions.
- I can recognise and point to objects on request.
- I can focus on an activity of my choice.
- I can identify familiar objects and properties when they are described.
- I can be directed to an activity by an adult.
- I can understand and follow a two key word instruction.
- I can make eye contact for longer periods.
- I can link four or five words together.
- I can use words to make myself understood.
- I can use ‘what’ questions.