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Our Spring 2 topic is homes....

 

                    

 

This half term’s topic includes talking about our homes and local area, making models of homes and thinking about houses in other countries. We will also be finding out about ‘Goldilocks’ and ‘The Three Little Pigs’. If you wish to support our work at home, you could…..

  • Talk about your house – what is kept in each room? How many rooms are   there? Which is their favourite room?
  • Look at house numbers as you walk along the street. Can they see any numbers that they recognise? What number is their house?
  • Play at building/decorating with play tools. Which jobs need to be done?
  • Arrange dolls’ house furniture in different rooms.
  • Read books about houses, building and towns e.g. A squash and a squeeze, Coming to Tea, Three Little Pigs.
  • Make their own houses using boxes or construction sets
  • Talk about different buildings in Goffs Oak, the surrounding area and other places that you visit. What are they made of and used for?

At the end of term we will talk about Easter traditions. If there is any parent who would be happy to come in to talk to the children about Greek Orthodox Easter traditions, please let me know.

Dates for this half term….

2nd – 6th March – Book week – Children dress up as a book character on Friday 6th March and attend a special assembly in school. See photos on nursery window for inspiration!

3rd March – Walk to Goffs Oak library for a visit this week. See separate letter.

Wednesday 18th March – Open morning for current parents/carers. 11:20-11:50 in nursery. Come and play and look at what we’ve been doing.

20th March – PTA will be selling Mother’s Day presents in nursery – details to follow on newsletters.

23rd-27th March – This week we will be making houses from cereal boxes – please bring in a box by 20th March. Please don’t send in any boxes which have contained nuts or raw egg.

30th March – Phonics meeting for nursery parents of children due to start Reception in September 2020. 11:20-11:50 in nursery.                                                                         

w/c 30th March Visit from a local minister to talk about Easter.

Friday 3rd April – Break up for Easter. Back to school on Monday 20th April.

What is nursery doing this half term?                                     Homes

Date

Theme

Small Group work

Cooking

Other

Communication, Language and Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding the World, Physical Development and Expressive Arts & Design

24.2

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes – match ingredients and labels.

Literacy targets.

Sort shape pancakes

5 pancakes rhyme

Flipping pancakes

Pancakes

Design a house on the computer. Pancake survey. What’s the time Mr Wolf?

2.3

Three Little Pigs

3 little pigs role play

What is 3?

Test materials for a waterproof roof

Pig shaped pastry

Visit library. Goffs Oak maps and buildings. Remote control cars. Building materials.

9.3

Favourite Books

Tell us about your favourite book

House bingo and house shape game.

Investigate magnets

Cracker house

Homes around the world. Parachute games. Estate agent role play. Lego letters.

16.3

A Squash and a Squeeze

A Squash and a Squeeze rhyming

A Squash and a Squeeze addition and subtraction

Make a special card and write your name on the SmartBoard.

cheese scones

Animal homes. DIY shop. Construction straw houses. Soft play blocks. Measuring.

23.3

Goldilocks

Goldilocks acting

Matching sizes

House junk modelling

Porridge

Circle games. Russian dolls. Bats and balls. Goldilocks board game. Trampoline.

30.3

Easter

Letter magnet names

Sharing eggs between bunnies

Maths target work

Decorate an egg on the SmartBoard

Easter nests

Matching egg sounds. Easter sponge prints. Easter egg hunt. Chalk Easter eggs.

Here are some photos taken during our 'Food' topic in January-February 2020

Here are some photos taken during our 'Food' topic in January-February 2020 1 'Run, run, as fast as you can!'
Here are some photos taken during our 'Food' topic in January-February 2020 2 We did 'Gruffalo' and birthday themed activities.
Here are some photos taken during our 'Food' topic in January-February 2020 3 We did lots of cooking and designed food collages.

This half term our topic is ……Food

Over this half term, our themes are The Gingerbread Man, The Gruffalo, Chinese New Year, birthdays and fruit and vegetables. Our role play area will be The Gingerbread Man, a Chinese Restaurant and then a birthday party (watch out for pretend invitations and cards!) Outside, we will have role play areas for ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’, a bakery and a fruit and vegetable stall. If you would like to, you can follow up our work at home by trying some of the following…

 

  • Borrow food books from the library e.g. Spot bakes a cake, Handa’s surprise, Oliver’s fruit salad, Kipper’s birthday, Pass the Jam Jim, I will never, ever eat a tomato.
  • Cut out pictures of food from magazines or leaflets to make their own menus or plates of food.
  • Try new fruits and vegetables and talk about how they feel, smell and taste.
  • Set up their own play food shop or café so they can role play ordering, buying and eating food.
  • Organise a teddy bear’s picnic.
  • Look at the colours and type of food in shops and talk about which foods help us grow strong and healthy.
  • Cook together and discover how food changes as it is heated or cooled.

 

We will also be talking about their personal achievements and goals so if they have any certificates or photos of things that they are proud of or really like to do, please add them to Tapestry so we can celebrate with them and share their interests with the class.

 

***Current nursery back to school on 8th January, new nursery children on 9th***

****Half term week is 17th-21st February****

 

 

What is nursery doing this half term?              Food

Date

Theme

Small Group work

Cooking

Other

Communication, Language and Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding the World, Physical Development and Expressive Arts & Design

8.1.

The Gingerbread Man

Join in Gingerbread man rhyme & trace/write/stamp ‘run, run’

Gingerbread Man Treasure hunt – Use positional language

Paint a Gingerbread Man.

Bake Ginger-bread men

Gingerbread man role play, sorting, songs, puppets & games. Sort healthy/not healthy food

13.1.

The Gruffalo

Read ‘The Gruffalo’ and match rhyming words

Count Gingerbread men’s buttons on the SmartBoard

Decorate their painted Gingerbread Man

‘Gruffalo’ crumble

‘Tiger who came to Tea’ role play. Picnic memory game. Gruffalo maps. Snake shape game.

20.1

Chinese New Year

Set up a Chinese Restaurant role play area

Count the Chinese New Year animals

Make a Chinese lantern or banner

Stir fry and noodles

Great wall of China construction. Soft play shapes. Dragon dances, chopstick challenges.

27.1

Food

Read ‘Pass the Jam Jim’ and make up an alliterative sentence for their own name.

5 currant buns. Singing and number problems

Food collage on a plate

Oat cakes

Bakery and birthday party role play. Read food labels. Food from different countries.

3.2

Birthdays

Write a birthday card or invitation for our role play area

Match age of children with numbered birthday cards

Catching balloons

Pizza

Party games. Colour threading patterns. Fruit and veg stall. Cars and ramp. Cake tracing.

10.2

Fruit and Vegetables

Act out Handa’s surprise wearing African clothes

Handa’s Surprise board game

Vegetable print on their initial

Melon names

Sort fruit counters. Describe fruits & fruit dominoes.  Ball skills. Animal templates.

Here are some photos taken during Autumn 2, 2019, when our topic was toys.

Here are some photos taken during Autumn 2, 2019, when our topic was toys. 1 Our favourite toys and our paintings of them.
Here are some photos taken during Autumn 2, 2019, when our topic was toys. 2 We enjoyed many dinosaur activities.
Here are some photos taken during Autumn 2, 2019, when our topic was toys. 3 We created our Bear Hunt map on the SmartBoard.
Here are some photos taken during Autumn 2, 2019, when our topic was toys. 4 We performed a nativity and celebrated Christmas.

Here are some photos taken during our 'People who help us' topic in September-October 2019

Here are some photos taken during our 'People who help us' topic in September-October 2019 1
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