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**Half Term Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2020**

Nursery: Mrs Copperwheat

Spring Term

This term our topics are 'Home and Far Away', 'Creatures Great and Small' and 'Nursery Rhymes' some of the things we will be discussing in each Area of Learning are as follows: 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Seek out others to share experiences

Working together in groups

Responding positively to new activities

Make connections between different life experiences

Show increasing independence in selecting and carrying out activities

Persist for extended periods of time on self chosen activities

Have an awareness of, and an interest in cultural and religious differences (Chinese New Year)

Communication, Language and Literacy

Listening and joining in with stories, rhymes and songs

Learn and sing nursery rhymes and engage in rhyming activities

Know information can be relayed in the form of print.

Repeat words and phrases from familiar stories

Distinguish between marks they make

Begin to use more complex sentences

Begin to be aware of story structure and characters

Naming, sounding and forming correctly the letters of the alphabet

Hear and say initial sounds in words

Physical Development

Developing fine motor control and use of tools

Music and movement related to nursery rhymes and other cultures

Using a range equipment such as balls, hoops scarves ribbons etc

Demonstrate increasing control over clothing and fastenings

Observe the effects of activity on the body

Pedalling bikes and climbing on outside equipment

Negotiating safe paths with an awareness of space


Recognise groups with one, two or three objects.

Count groups of objects

Sorting and sequencing

Comparing size, weight, length, height

Positional/directional language

Sharing objects

Singing number rhymes

Recognising numbers

Understanding the World

Food from around the world – looking at and tasting

Looking closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change – cooking food, growth of plants. seeds

New life in spring – from egg to chick

Using simple ICT programmes

Constructing with a range of materials

Expressive Arts and Design

Work creatively on a large or small scale.

Using imagination in role-play

Enjoy joining in with dancing and ring games

Begin to build up a repertoire of songs including nursery rhymes

Create a range of collages, paintings and drawings

Use language and available props to develop their role-play.

We hope you find this information useful and if you have any questions about the work being covered by the children during the term please feel free to see us.

Yours sincerely

Mrs J Copperwheat