Welcome to Nursery

Mrs Linder, Mrs Constantine and Miss Ainscough are the staff team in Nursery.

 

Summer  2 Term 2022

English

This half term we will be continuing to recognise letters and words, we will be blending/segmenting some cvc (3 letter words) and reading more words around us. We are continuing to recognise and name letters that they see and hear in the nursery and around school.  We will be listening carefully to sounds, identifying them and copying them.  We will be continuing to think about letters and sounds and to use them more in our writing.  We will be continuing to improve our name writing, pencil grip and writing other letters. We are continuing to recognise that we read from left to right and top to bottom on a page.

We will be learning a wide variety of songs and actions, recalling information from books, looking at illustrations, as well as looking at books independently and carefully

Each week we will be continuing to learn different phonic sounds and actions.

Maths

 

In Maths we will be spotting numbers all around us. We will also be asking questions about numbers and counting. We will be counting aloud to forwards and backwards to10 and we will be counting beyond 10 too.

We will be subitising numbers to making pairs to 6, eg recogising the dots on a dice without counting. Putting numbers in order to 6 ad representing number 6.

 

We will be extending repeating ABAB patterns ad creating new ones.

We will be comparing objects related to length and weight.

Topic

Our topic is “What was it like when Dinosaurs existed?”, we will be looking at “dinosaur roar” as well as reading  “Let’s talk about dinosaurs”. We will share the books, write about dinosaurs, label them and describe what it was like then. In science we are learning about Earth and Space. We have a themed role play, a dinosaur investigation area and  small world.

Summer  1 Term 2022

English

This half term we will be continuing to recognise letters and beginning to recognise words, knowing that print has meaning. We are continuing to recognise and name letters that they see and hear in the nursery and around school.  We will be listening carefully to sounds, identifying them and copying them. We will be blending sounds together to make words. We will be starting to think about letters and sounds and use them in our writing ad name writing.  We will be continuing to improve our pencil control.

We will be continuing to practice our writing letters in our work and in our names. We will be writing about emergencies and labelling vehicles

When reading we will be continuing to recognise that we read from left to write and top to bottom on a page. We will be talking about the events in stories and predicting the end of them. As well as joining in with repetitive language and familiar stories and rhymes.

We will be sending books home for you to share with your child. We will be sequencing a simple familiar story, using language from familiar stories in role play. Recognises some letters of the alphabet by sound on sight and blending CVC words orally.

We will be beginning to develop an opinion on stories and events, say when they agree or disagree with someone else. Hold a back and forth conversation and use talk to organise themselves and their play.

Maths 

In maths we will be recognising the concept of Zero and the numeral, comparing groups of numbers from 1 to 5, knows pairs of numbers that make 5.

Also we will be experimenting with their own symbols and marks as well as numerals.Using spatial awareness and can manipulate shapes to make pictures and match them to other objects, using spatial awareness to complete jigsaws and talk about how they fit together. Understanding position through words alone.

Selecting 2d/3d shapes appropriately to make models and talk about them use some shape names and begins to describe a sequence of events, real or fictional.

Theme

We will be starting a topic called “People who help us!” and reading the book Emergency by Margaret Mayo.

Where we will be learning about different jobs, who can help us and how and different vehicles and their uses.

 

Spring Term 2022

English

We will be using a wider range of shapes and actions when mark making e.g. Zigzags and circles. We will be showing a preference for a dominant hand. We will use one handed tools with greater control. We will know that print goes from left to right and top to bottom.

We will contribute to a group story map of a familiar story. We will enjoy listening to longer stories and can remember much of what happens and understand why and how questions.

We will recognise our name in different contexts. We have started to recognise sounds in our names, sounds in words, and we are beginning to write them.

 

We are working on lots of activities that are helping us get ready for reading and writing. This includes listening and identifying sounds, copying sounds, identifying rhyme and rhythm, discriminating different sounds and realising that words start with different sounds and spotting words that start with the same sound, e.g. I spy. We are beginning to sound out simple words e.g. c-u-p and blend them back together.

We are also learning to write pre-writing pattern in regular Squiggle While you Wiggle sessions, and developing our muscles for fine motor skills with Dough Disco.

Maths

In Numeracy we will be continuing to accurately count objects, recognise numerals up to 4 and beyond, count aloud to 10 and beyond. We will be counting forwards and backwards to 10.

We know the names of the days and can talk about our routines.

We can name circle. triangle, square and rectangle and know how many sides they have.

We can understand and use Positional Language

We understand if a container is full empty or half full or half empty.

Theme

Our first topic of the half term is “holidays” where we will be focussing on knowing there are different countries around the world and knowing there are differences. We will be looking at the book “Splash! Anna Hibiscus”.

 

Autumn Term 2021

English

This half term we will be continuing to recognise letters and words, knowing that print has meaning. The children are beginning to spot letters that they see and in the nursery.

We will be looking at books independently, handling books carefully and knowing what the parts are called.

We will be joining in with repeated phrases in a familiar story.

We will be picking out key characters in our stories.

We are loving our “Dough Disco” and “Squiggle While you Wiggle” sessions where we build up our muscles, movements and strength to become great writers.

 

We are also to working on identifying sounds including instrumental and voice sounds around us.

To clap or count the syllables in our names and other words.

We will be showing greater control when mark making.

We will be continuing to learn a wide variety of Nursery rhymes and actions.

We will be continuing to identify the words that rhyme.

Maths

We will be talking about 2d shapes using mathematical language.

We will be reciting numbers past 5.

We will be subitising to 3.

We will know that the last number they count is how many are in the set.

We will be representing numbers 1, 2, 3.

We will say one number for each item to 3.

We will know the names of some days, months and seasons

We will show interest interested in our daily timetable and can talk what I have done

Theme

We will be thinking about celebrations.

Websites

Nursery rhymes to sing and watch  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06kbsbz
Counting games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting
Listening to sounds https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-1
Letter formation http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/skyWriter/index.html
Shape recognition https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters
Stories to listen to https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

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