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The value for this half term is all about being Trustworthy. We will be teaching the children what this means and recognising when they demonstrate this value at school.

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Nursery

 

This half term our topic is

Flight

 

Our weekly themes will include minibeasts, flying carpets, The Hungry Caterpillar, birds, bubbles and balloons, aeroplanes and kites. At home, you could follow up our topic work by:

 

  • Reading stories about flying – such as Alone in the woods, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Owl Babies, The Blue Balloon, non-fiction books about aeroplanes.
  • Making paper aeroplanes with your child and trying them out – whose plane can fly the furthest?
  • Flying a kite together on a breezy day, or playing with a balloon.
  • Look out for things flying in the air when you are out and about – insects, birds, planes, balloons, butterflies.
  • Talking to your child about journeys on aeroplanes or trips to airports.

 

Dates for this half term

3rd June – Back to school after half term.

13th June – 9-9:30 Nursery & Reception sports Day – all welcome to come and cheer!

14th June– PTA Father’s Day presents

7th July – Woodside summer fair - come and watch our nursery dance.

11th July – Children visit Reception class. New nursery children visiting.

15th and 17th July – 11:15 Nursery Leavers’ assemblies (I will put up a list nearer the time for parents to choose which day to come and join us)

19th July - Last day of term – Teddy bear’s picnic in nursery. Finish at normal time.

 

Please could every child have a sun hat at school each morning and apply sun cream before school on sunny days?

Please continue to add photos, achievements etc. to your child’s Learning Journal on Tapestry. Towards the end of term, you will receive a brief written report about your child’s time in nursery and you will be given the opportunity to download their Tapestry Learning Journey.

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What is nursery doing this half term?                                                                                                              Flight

Date

Theme

Small Group work

Cooking

Other

Communication, Language and Literacy

Mathematical Development

Understanding the World, Physical Development and Expressive Arts & Design

3.6

Minibeasts

Minibeast puppet shows

Control the Beebots

‘Flying’ chalk pictures

Bee pizzas

Insect dough. Minibeast board games and collages. Lego letters. Start Jolly Phonics. Bead threading.

10.6

Birds & magic carpets

‘My Granny went to market’ book and memory game (includes magic carpet)

‘My Granny went to market’ count & match 1-10.

Create a special card and write your name

Fat balls with seeds for birds

Sports day. Bird hides & RSPB shop outside. Recognising birds. Number sponge prints. Bats & balls.

17.6

Butterflies

Read ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ in small groups & play game.

Match 3D shaped caterpillars to leaves.

Butterfly/bird art work

Hungry Caterpillar fruit salad

 Mosaic butterflies. Symmetry cards. Textured caterpillars. Junk modelling. Use apparatus in hall.

24.6

Hot air balloons & Aeroplanes

Make up a hot air balloon story.

Share people between two hot air balloons.

Hot air balloon weaving.

Symmetrical vegetable butterflies

Catch bubbles. Hot air balloon role play. Make aeroplane from boxes outside. Parachute.

1.7

Ladybirds

Caterpillar initial sounds game.

Adding ladybird spots.

Obstacle course including ball skills

Ladybird biscuits

Throw ladybird beanbags onto numbers. Ladybird bingo. Ribbon sticks. Letter search outside. Make dens.

8.7

Prepare for Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Assess Jolly Phonics knowledge

Pair bears shape game

Invitations - invite your toy to our Teddy Bear’s picnic.

Pastry initials

Alphabet beanbags. World café & picnic role play. Visit new class. Reading tent. Shape stepping stones.

15.7

Lost in the Woods

Review year on Tapestry

Find and order number kites.

Make kites and fly them outside.

Prepare picnic

Leaver’s assemblies. Share sized picnic food. Teddy threading. Letter pebbles. Write shopping list.

Here are some photos taken during our 'Growing' topic in April-May 2019

Here are some photos taken during our 'Growing' topic in April-May 2019 1
Here are some photos taken during our 'Growing' topic in April-May 2019 2
Here are some photos taken during our 'Growing' topic in April-May 2019 3

Here are some pictures taken during our 'Shops' topic in March 2019, including some Easter fun!

Here are some pictures taken during our 'Shops' topic in March 2019, including some Easter fun! 1
Here are some pictures taken during our 'Shops' topic in March 2019, including some Easter fun! 2
Here are some pictures taken during our 'Shops' topic in March 2019, including some Easter fun! 3

Here are some photos from January-February 2019 of our transport topic and Chinese New Year celebrations.

Here are some photos from January-February 2019 of our transport topic and Chinese New Year celebrations. 1
Here are some photos from January-February 2019 of our transport topic and Chinese New Year celebrations. 2
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