What is nursery doing this half term? Water Topic
Small Group work
Communication, Language and Literacy
Understanding the World, Physical Development and Expressive Arts & Design
Read ‘Lost and Found’ and talk about the story
Shape hunt around the school
Draw a penguin on the board
England flag toast
Polar role play & arctic animals. Ice experiments. Plant seeds. Make instruments. St. George’s Day. Phonics – s,a,t. Number 6.
Weather and seasons
Present your own UK weather forecast
Paint a rainbow, matching numbers 1-7
Complete seasons puzzles and discuss the changes
Noah’s Ark. Puddle painting. Ramadan/Eid. Colour mixing. Weather songs and rhymes. Phonics - p,i,n,m. Number 7.
Set up a garden centre role play.
Order flowers by size and order flower numbers
Make a seed packet
Make cakes in flower pot moulds
Wesak festival. Plant cress. Print with daisies. Sorting seeds. Oak tree life cycle. Flower collage. Phonics - d,g,o. Number 8.
You can swim, Jim -
Match rhyming words
Capacity exploration -
Mr Archimedes bath
Sew a web
Keeping our bodies and teeth clean. Dentist role play. Naming ceremonies. Daily routines. Phonics - c ,k,ck. Number 9
Incy Wincy Spider
Incy Wincy instruments and rhymes
Incy Wincy board game
Make a spider puppet
Cracker & cheese string spiders – peel 8 legs.
Minibeast hunt & puppets. Visit Rye Meads. Junk modelling. Frog life cycle. Frog beanbags. Phonics - e,u,r,h. Number 10.
If I was the monarch for a day….
5 Little ducks with number lines and props
Repeated pattern shape crowns
Make bunting. Learn about London, crowns & Queen. Street party role play. Castles. Red, white and blue markmaking.
This half term our topic is…. Water
Our weekly themes are Polar regions, weather, plants, using water, Incy Wincy Spider and the Jubilee. At home, you could follow up our topic work by:
Dates for this half term….
Tuesday 19th April: Back to nursery.
w/b 25th April: Visitor to talk about Ramadan and Eid.
Tuesday 26th April: PTA Bags for school.
Monday 2nd May: Bank Holiday.
Wednesday 4th May: Phonics meeting for nursery parents (virtual) 8pm
w/b 9th May: Visitor to talk about use of water in Christenings/naming ceremonies.
Thursday 26th May: Jubilee celebration day in school
Friday 27th May: Jubilee bank holiday in lieu – school closed.
30th May – 3rd June - Half term
Monday 6th June – Inset day, school closed.
Tuesday 7th June – Back to nursery.
Additionally, we are hoping to find a visitor connected with dentistry to talk to nursery – if anyone has any contacts, please let us know.
We are arranging a trip to Rye Meads nature reserve to do a workshop all about pond minibeasts. Details to follow once dates are confirmed.