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Nursery: Mrs Copperwheat

Summer Term

This term our topics are “At Home and Far Away” and “Creatures Great and Small,” which will be covered through the Early Years Foundation Stage. We believe strongly in the partnership between home and school and are therefore confident of your support in helping your child to learn. The things we will be discussing in each Area of Learning are as follows:

Personal, Social and

Emotional Development

Learning to treat other cultures and beliefs with respect
Learning to play co-operatively and take turns
Working together in groups
Responding positively to new activities
Learning to consider the consequences of their words and actions
Understanding the need for agreed codes of behaviour
Maintaining attention

Communication, Language

and Literacy

Reading and listening to stories and rhymes
Finding information in non-fiction books
Retelling stories in the correct sequence, using storybook language
Using language in their role play
Recording facts and observations on animals
Naming, sounding and forming correctly some of the letters of the alphabet
Rhyming and alliteration.

Mathematical Development

Symmetry
Counting and recognising numbers to 10
Counting items
2D and 3D shapes
Comparing weights, measures and numbers
Find items from positional or directional clues.
Sorting
Use own methods to work through a problem.

Understanding The World

Technology around the home
Cultures and customs, festivals and beliefs
Caring for the environment
Finding out about living and growing things, animals and their homes
Pets and how to care for them
Animal babies, insects, worms, snails
Life cycles of animals
Building using a range of materials and tools

Physical Development

Using a range of small and large equipment
Developing fine motor skills through modelling
Developing confidence in moving under, over and through balancing equipment
Developing ball skills
Imitating animals in their movement
Using a range of tools to mark make
Writing letters of the alphabet

Expressive, Arts and Design.

Drawing and painting
Modelling with junk, construction kits and clay
Composing, singing and playing music
Role play, Creating shapes and patterns from nature
Use a range of materials to make collage
Adding narrative to their role play with others.