In Nursery this term, we have been looking at plants and growing. The children have been learning about the growing cycle from seed to plant and have been sewing their own tomato seeds to support this learning.
The children are continuing to learn new phonemes in phonics and have been applying their knowledge into their independent writing.
In maths, there has been some great learning based around 2D and 3D shapes and the children are working well to incorporate new vocabulary into their reasoning through communication and language.
From the mid March, we will begin our new topic of Once Upon A Time whereby the children will concentrate on story sequencing, vocabulary and retelling a story amongst other areas of learning.
Autumn 2 Term 2021
The children in Ash Nursery have had a busy term looking at healthy eating, colour and different celebrations to include Diwali, Guy Fawkes and Christmas. We are continuing to embed our number knowledge through a variety of activities and the children are also carrying out lots of independent mark making. We have created lots of artwork based on our topics and there are a selection of photos below to reflect this. The children have carried out lots of learning around rhyming and syllable counting for the first phase of phonics and are now starting to move into learning the early phase 2 sounds. So far, we have been looking at objects with the 's' and 'a' initial sounds and are working at the phoneme/grapheme correspondence for these sounds. Please remember to have a look at the phonics video on our Google Classroom page for sound pronunciation and ideas of how to widen your children's learning around phonics.
Our Spring 1 medium term plan is attached so please have a look to see what areas of learning your child will be taking part in. Also attached is your children's targets to achieve by the end of term and we would be grateful if you could encourage your children to work towards these at home.
Autumn 2 - Festivals and Celebrations/Colour/Healthy Eating
This term we will be looking at different themes covering Festivals & Celebrations including Diwali and Guy Fawkes, Colour and Healthy Eating. We will be looking at the various traditions followed and developing our own creative ideas based on these. We will also be looking at our lifestyle choices through healthy eating and the importance of staying fit. The children will be visiting the local post office in December and details of this will be sent to parents in the coming weeks.
Below is our medium term plan which outlines the Early Years curriculum learning objectives for this term. Also attached is a vocabulary list which details some of the words and phrases which we will be learning about. Please go through these with your child and include them in your day to day communication in order for your child to widen their language skills and apply in the correct context.
Our End of Term Expectations document is attached which outlines targets for your child to aim to achieve by the end of this term. These expectations go towards fostering independence for your child as well as widening the learning which the children are engaging with over the next few weeks.
Autumn 1 - All About Me
The children have settled well into Nursery and are actively beginning their learning journey. The children are working towards understanding the boundaries and expectations at Nursery and are working well with each other, sharing their ideas and resources.
We have been carrying out lots of exciting and engaging activities based around our termly theme 'All About Me' and have already created some amazing artwork. We are beginning to talk about ourselves and our families and friends and are working as a team within Nursery.
This week is the first week for children in Ash Nursery. We will be transitioning in the children over the next few weeks and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead. This page will be updated over the term with photos of your children's learning and other relevant information.
Below is information relating to what the children will be learning this term and also our expectations of what the children are aiming for by the end of this term.
We begin our school year with a topic entitled 'All About Me' and look forward to sharing Nursery's journey with you all.