This half term our topic is
Our weekly themes will include flying carpets, butterflies, hot air balloons, flying minibeasts, birds and kites. We will also be taking part in a two week ‘Take one picture’ whole school project. At home, you could follow up our topic work by:
We will also be doing lots of geography as we think about different countries and look at simple aerial map views. If your family have links with any other countries e.g. family living abroad or places you have enjoyed visiting, please could you share these with us on Tapestry so that we can find those places on a globe with your children?
Dates for this half term
7th June – Inset day
8th June – Back to school after half term.
24th June – Zoom meeting for parents of children joining Woodside Reception.
8th July – Older nursery children spending time in Reception, whilst younger nursery children meet September ‘21’s new nursery children.
11th July – Woodside summer fair
16th July – Children going to Woodside Reception’s ‘stay and play’ 1:45-3:00. Parents’ coffee session.
22nd July - Last day of term – Teddy bear’s ‘picnic’ in nursery – bring your favourite toy in to join you for an extra treat at snack time! Morning children finish at 11:50, afternoon children finish at 1pm.
We will hopefully be able to announce dates for sport’s day and nursery leavers’ assemblies later this month, dependent on restrictions being lifted.
Please could every child have a sun hat at school each morning and apply sun cream before school on sunny days? Our nursery garden has lots of shade so the children should then be safe for the day.
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.
What is nursery doing this half term? Flight
Small Group work
Communication, Language and Literacy
Understanding the World, Physical Development and Expressive Arts & Design
‘My Granny went to market’ book and memory game/ shopping list
Count and match items 1-10 to make a ‘My Granny went to market’ role play area
Where in the world did Granny visit? Where would you visit?
World market role play. Paper aeroplanes. Amelia Earhart. Aeroplane role play outside.
Read ‘Hungry Caterpillar’
Write name for card
2D or 3D shape caterpillars
Make a special card
Observe real caterpillars – life cycle. Textured caterpillars. Explore symmetry. Marbling.
Take one picture – whole school focus based on Paolo Uccello’s Niccolò Mauruzi da Tolentino at the Battle of San Romano
Postcard from battlefield/ describing the picture.
Make a hobby-horse
‘Jousting’ in the garden. Looking at flags from different countries. Finding out about horses. Shape magnets.
‘The wrong kind of knight’ and discussion about their interests.
Archery or trebuchet scores
Design a hat
Castle and knight small world play. Make a coat of arms shield reflecting their interests. Find out about Italy.
Hot Air Balloons
Make up a hot air balloon story
Share people between hot air balloons
Using aerial views to navigate our school grounds
Catch bubbles. Hot air balloon role play and history. Hot air balloon weaving. Parachute.
Teddy invite or learn teddy rhyme
Partition ladybird spots
Bird hide outside. ‘The Baby Birds’ story from Islam. Minibeast QR code hunt.
‘Alone in the wood’ book
Review our year
Find and order number kites
Indian kite festival. Fly kites. Share sized picnic food. Teddy threading. Pair bears game.