It’s hard to believe we are already in the summer term! Spring term was a busy one, as you will see from the photos below.
In the summer term our topic is ‘In the Garden’. We will be learning about new life (including baby farm animals, tadpoles, and some fruits and vegetables). As the weather gets warmer we will be planting a selection of fruit and vegetables, caring for them and watching them grow. We hope to sample the fruits of our labour near the end of the term. Our potatoes, which we planted in early spring, are already doing well!
To link in with the foods we are growing in the garden, we will be learning about the importance of a healthy diet. We will be sorting foods into healthy and unhealthy and finding out why it is important to have a varied diet.
Minibeasts will obviously be featuring in our garden topic. We will be observing them closely, reading stories about them and making models and paintings.
We love to have fun in the garden! When we are not exploring for little beasts that hide or tending to our crops, we will be playing lots of games. We will continue to develop our sharing and turn taking skills with lots of circle games, throwing and catching games and learning traditional games which have stood the test of time.
At the end of the term we are looking forward to ‘Arts Week’ which has a ‘Seaside’ theme and we will also be preparing for our Summer Concert.
Here’s to another busy term! Fingers crossed the weather will be kind to us too!
Spring Term in Nursery
We began this term thinking about winter. We sorted clothes to find suitable ones to keep us warm, we looked and painted with winter colours, we observed frost and we experimented with ice! Our classrooms were transformed into winter spaces with snowflakes, cold colour collages and snowmen.
We have introduced our bear theme and we will begin by reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears . This will give the children the opportunity to hear a traditional tale, make porridge and use some puppets! We will also be focusing on the number 3, ordering by size and sharing into equal amounts.
Science and Technology Week is 26th January; this has been proved to be a very fun and exciting week for all! The children can enjoy spending time in the main school in the ‘Science Zone’ where they will explore magnets, mirrors, light and sounds. In the ‘DT Zone’ they will have a go at 3d modelling, using Learn Pads and remote controlled toys. We will be working on our design and joining skills back in nursery, making bears.
In February we will continue our bear theme. We will begin by reading, " We're Going On A Bear Hunt" and then read various other bear themed stories too.The children will be encouraged to join in with repeated refrains, act out stories and experiment using different voice sounds. We will be making maps, exploring different materials and discussing different textures.
After the half term, we will spend a few days celebrating Chinese New Year. We will teach the children about some traditional Chinese customs, taste some Chinese food, make lanterns and have a go at doing our very own dragon Dance!
Our final topic at the end of the spring Term will be focused on Easter and Spring. The children will make Mother's day and Easter Cards, bake some Easter treats and be invited to go on an Easter egg Hunt in the garden! We will be looking out for signs of Spring and the children will have a go at an observational drawing of some flowers.