Spring Term 2021
Welcome back and happy new year to you all!
We begin our new term by looking at, Food glorious food! We’ll find out why we can’t eat chocolate for every meal, which foods are healthy and more in this project about food, mealtimes, oral hygiene and nutrition.
This half term, we’ll have a special breakfast, carefully spreading toppings on our toast and cutting it. In the classroom, we’ll choose foods from a shopping list and start to explore words and labels. In our role play sweet shop, we’ll have fun buying and selling sweets. It could get messy when we explore foods with interesting textures!
Getting creative, we’ll use a variety of foods for printing and mark making. What’s that smell? We’ll try to work out which foods are inside ‘smell pots’. We’ll enjoy joining in with food-related poems and spot rhyming words. We’d better put our chef’s hats on, as we’ll be making simple snacks and meals. Using our mathematical skills, we’ll weigh different foods and practise ordering numbers. We’ll investigate what is inside different foods, smelling and handling them. We love chocolate, and we’ll get chance to explore its sensory and basic scientific properties.
At the end of the project, we’ll shop for some familiar characters and reflect on our favourite foods. We’ll play games that involve using our senses to guess the foods.
Help your child prepare for their project
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man! Why not read and learn nursery rhymes about food? You could also use recycled materials to make meals on a paper plate. Will you make string spaghetti or green tissue paper peas? Alternatively, try following simple instructions to make a healthy snack. What fruits and vegetables will you use?
Welcome to our first 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 COVID 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 new 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 “Why do you love me so much?” In this topic the children will be exploring feelings, families, friends & all about me enquiries. Children will explore questions such as ‘What is special about me?’ & ‘How do we show that we care?’. Children will do this by building positive relationships with peers & staff, exploring play activities in our enabling environments which will in turn support new learning & development.
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.
(A small part of the FS1 outdoor space has unfortunately had to be taped off but will be under construction to turn into even more learning space asap)
Stay safe & please do not hesitate to contact one of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) team if you have any questions.
Miss Baglin & Mrs Webster🌈