Summer 1 2022

This term we are going to be looking at ‘Growing and our Natural Environment’ in Nursery. We will be identifying and naming different plants and natural resources and watching our bulbs grow. All children will be given the chance to mark-make with natural resources and a range of different media such as paint, mud and clay (we apologise in advance, as they may get messy!). Early phonics will be focusing on environmental sounds and taking part in lots of different listening activities. In Maths, the children will be looking at patterns and developing their knowledge of shapes. The focus books this term will be ‘The Tiger who came to tea’ by Judith Kerr, ‘Oliver’s vegetables and fruit salad’ by Alison Bartlett and Vivian French as well as the traditional tale ‘Jack and the Bean Stalk.’

Children in Butterfly class will also be taking part in transition sessions and activities ready for them starting Reception class in September.

Spring 2 2022 Update

We are very excited to see how the children are flourishing and growing in confidence. The children have been encouraged to explore the nursery environment both inside and outside which will continue this half term as well.  Also, children will continue to develop their skills in sharing, playing alongside their peers and learning our rules and routines.

In Butterfly class, we are focusing on the book the ‘Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson and the concept of print when looking at a book.  We are also concentrating on recognising our own name when written.

Caterpillar children are learning about traditional tales and focusing on sitting whilst hearing a short story. They are doing amazingly well already and have displayed particular interest in the story ‘The Three Little Pigs.

Over the last few weeks, we have been developing our understanding of numbers which will continue this half term.  Caterpillar children are focusing on counting in everyday contexts up to 5 whilst Butterfly children are concentrating on one-to-one correspondence and how many are in a total (cardinal principle).