Each term we begin with an over arching theme but this changes due to our children’s interests.
This term we will begin learning all about ourselves. We will encourage children and parents to bringing in photographs to share with our friends. We will then discuss special times in our lives and paint pictures of ourselves and our friends. During this term we will begin to read a range of traditional tales such as The Gingerbread Man. We will discuss the setting, main characters and join in with repeated patterns. We will also visit Ten Town, where we will learn all about the numbers 0-5. Although it is tricky we will try to form some recognisable numbers too! To help us write we do daily Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle and Dough Disco which develops our gross and fine motor skills. As well as becoming aware of rhyming words we will also begin to identify some letters, which will eventually help us to read words. We will also celebrate a range of festivals, such as Bonfire night. We will make firework pictures using painting techniques and the computer. We will also learn about the Hindu festival of light- Diwali. We plan to have an Indian banquet and make Coconut Barfis.
This term began by looking at weather. We discussed what the weather was like daily and to begin with it was mostly cold. Then one day it snowed and the weather got a lot more interesting. We experienced then snow, making snow angels, snowmen and of course having a snowball fight with out teachers. Although that sounded like a lot of fun it was also helping us to develop our gross motor skills throwing, running and creating the snowballs. Once the snow started to disappear we discovered it turned into ice. We read the story Immi and liked how he collected treasures, so we went on a treasure hunt to collect interesting items around the school grounds. Then we took our treasure bottles home and froze them. Once they had frozen we watched what happened to then as they melted and the different effects it had upon the treasure.
As well as all the lovely stories we have read we have also been acquiring the skills to begin to read. We have covered a range of sounds this term and are now trying to cement this knowledge. We are trying really hard to identify the sounds and what words begin with the sound.
Finally this term we have also celebrated Chinese New Year, where we took part in a dragon dance, read the story about Chinese zodiac animals and why Chinese New Year is celebrated. We tried Chinese food and learnt a Chinese song to celebrate.
Our little friend Travelling Ted visits the Nursery children at home on a Weekend. More information about Travelling Ted can be found here.
Rabbit Reader loves to listen to children’s stories over the weekend. More information about Rabbit Reader can be found here..