Summer Term 2022

Welcome back to the final term of the year! We can’t believe how fast it has come around but we are so proud of how much children have developed in their prime areas of learning. Keep up the great work everyone with our final topics of the year…

Summer 1 - Sunshine and Sunflowers

In the Sunshine and Sunflowers project your child will explore their local environment and see how it has changed throughout the year. They will grow flowers, fruit and vegetables in the garden area. They will learn how to care for plants and animals, identifying some different types. They will take part in outdoor learning activities and find out how to stay safe in the sun.

Supporting your child at home

Grow some quick growing plants together, such as salad leaves, radishes or cress.
Plan and go on a picnic.
Go on a local walk and talk about the changes that have happened to living things throughout the year.
Share and discuss the Did you know? And ‘Key Vocabulary’ resources below

Summer 2 - Big Wide World 

In the Big Wide World project, your child will find out about the world in which they live. They will learn about different climates and explore habitats, including their flora and fauna. They will locate the United Kingdom on a world map and compare life in the United Kingdom with life elsewhere. They will also learn about caring for their environment, both locally and beyond.

Supporting your child at home

Use Google Earth to explore where you live and look up places you would like to visit.
Talk about places around the world you have visited, or places that family members or friends live. Look at the places on a map and talk about ways to travel.
If you go on holiday, send a postcard to school to show where you went.
Share and discuss the Did you know? And ‘Key Vocabulary’ resources.

During Spring 2 we will be exploring the Dangerous Dinosaurs topic.

In the Dangerous Dinosaurs project, your child will find out about prehistoric animals that lived on Earth. They will learn facts about dinosaurs and discover how big some of these giant creatures were. They will learn about the difference between carnivores and herbivores. They will also find out about the animals that lived after the dinosaurs and which modern-day animals have prehistoric relatives.

Supporting your child at home

Go onto the Natural History Museum website and look at interesting facts about dinosaurs together.
Go to the CBeebies Dinosaurs website and explore the games and videos together.
Look up interesting dinosaur facts to share with the class.
Share and discuss the Did you know? resource.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the EYFS team. 

Spring Term
Welcome back for Spring Term! We hope you are all well rested and ready for the term ahead
During Spring 1 Term we will explore the topic 'Once Upon a Time'

In the Once Upon a Time project, your child will be introduced to the wonderful world of stories. They will listen to a range of traditional tales and have the chance to act out the stories in their play. They will also listen to alternative contemporary stories to see different viewpoints from the characters. They will use the stories to think about how life has changed from when the stories were written. They will also make up their own stories and make masks, props and puppets to act out their stories.

Supporting your child at home

Read traditional stories and fairy tales to your child.
Visit your local library and choose picture books to share.
Talk about the characters in stories and whether they like or dislike them.
Talk about how the characters in stories behave and what they could do differently.
Share and discuss the Did you know? resource.

Autumn 2021 - 22

WELCOME to our new FS1 Nursery class! We are all eager and excited to play & learn together. We hope you all had a lovely Summer and that you managed to still make memories, even with some travel restrictions still in place. 

Over the first few weeks we will be busy learning all about each other and the routines of our class. We will share our own interests as well as discuss how we can make new friends.

Thank you for all your support so far in setting up important paper work systems & logging onto our school Dojo system. On here we can send updates, messages & photos to show how the children are settling into their new class. If you have any questions please contact Miss Baglin (our FS1 qualified Teacher) or one of the foundation team, we are always here to help and support you. 

The FS1 topic for this half term is “Me & My Community” 

In the Me and My Community project, your child will learn about the school community and building friendships. They will explore the school grounds and find out about all the people in school who are there to help them. They will explore how they are special and unique and how everyone’s family is different. They will take part in practical activities to support them to build new friendships and explore what makes a good friend. They will also find out about people in the community who help us, including doctors, nurses, and the emergency services.

Supporting your child at home

Look at family photographs together and discuss who is part of your family and extended family.
Look at baby photographs and talk about how they have grown.
Look at any childhood photographs of parents and grandparents.
Talk about the things you like to do together and places you like to go.

In phonics children will follow the RWI nursery programme to help your child grow their vocabulary through role play, discussion, building sentences & using productive questioning. Children will be supported to further develop a love of reading through enticing stories & poetry times. Children will play phonics games such as I spy, cross the river and silly soup to hear and say the initial sounds in words. Some children may begin to blend the sounds in order to read and build simple CVC words. 

In literacy we will be listening to and retelling lots of new stories using actions and story maps to help us. We will be talking about the key events in the book as well as discussing the different characters from the story. Throughout the term we will be practicing identifying our name & developing fine & gross motor skills to mark make. We will be having lots of fun with dough disco and funky finger activities. 

In numeracy we are developing our counting skills so we can count to 5 and beyond. When you are out and about with your child, see what numbers you can find in the environment. You might see different numbers on house doors, number plates or buses. This will give your child lots of opportunity to see what the numbers look like. Any practice will really support your child’s development. 

Children will have access to our EYFS outdoor areas, including sand, water, climbing, mud kitchen, water wall & ball skills area. We kindly ask that children are always equipped with appropriate clothing for the weather and that children do not wear or bring items that are new/precious.

Stay safe & please do not hesitate to contact one of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) team if you have any questions.

Kind regards.

Miss Baglin (FS1 Lead) & Mrs Webster (FS2 Lead/SENDCo/Assistant Head)