Throughout the term we have focused on cooperative play, extending play opportunities with each other and sharing. Smaller group activities have taken part over the term which the children have responded well to. During these times the children have been developing their language. The children have also been continuing to develop their independence and their self-hygiene.
Within Maths this term we have been counting out loud at different opportunities from how many children are in the class or groups to how many people are on the bus. At Nursery and home the children have been looking at numbers in the environment. The children have also been practising to recognise and write their numbers up to 20, learning how to describe where an object is by using positional language and ordering objects by size.
The children have been working hard with their phonics developing, understanding rhythm and rhyme, alliteration and being able to read single sounds. Throughout the topic we have shared a range of stories with the children, the favourite being ‘The Naughty Bus’. The children have also been developing their mark making skills through pencil control activities.
We have been continuing to carry out activities to help develop our fine motor skills using our finger gym area and learning how to use tools effectively.
During the Spring term we looked at the topic, ‘Transport’ and we learnt about different modes of transport, how they move and where they travel e.g. road, sky, rail, water. We had a great time reading The Naughty Bus and playing in our Bus Station and bus.
Outdoor Learning Area
The children have continued to enjoy our outdoor area. They have been developing their spatial awareness as they carry out different activities. The children are particularly enthusiastic about climbing, riding bikes and scooters and playing ball games which help to develop their gross motor skills and their co-ordination. The children play with the small world play e.g. dinosaurs and in the home corner re-creating familiar experiences. They have opportunities to further develop their Mathematical and Literacy understanding and their communication skills with others through different activities. They enjoy making different foods in the ‘mud kitchen’ which helps to develop their imagination.
We will be looking at Water including the life cycle of a frog.
Throughout the term we have focused on how we build relationships between peers and adults. We also learnt about following rules, the difference between right and wrong. During our learning we have been using our voices to communicate our needs and wishes. Through this we have also developed our listening skills and our understanding.
We have been carrying out activities to help develop our fine motor skills using our finger gym area.
In Maths we have been counting out loud up to 10 and matching the correct number of fingers. The children have been mark making representing number. We have also looked at numbers in the environment and been learning number rhymes.
Within shape, space and measure we have focused on basic patterns, looking at the sizes of different objects, where objects are positioned and the names of some basic 2D shapes. Within the Nursery there are Maths opportunities to help the children develop their basic mathematical skills.
During the autumn term we looked at the topic, ‘Ourselves’ and we learnt about our body, our senses, our likes and dislikes and our family. We had a great time learning about each other and making new friends.
Outdoor Learning Area
The children have continued to enjoy our outdoor area. The children are particularly enthusiastic about climbing, riding bikes and scooters and playing ball games which help to develop their gross motor skills. The children also enjoy playing with the cars and coming up with places they travel to. The children also have opportunities to further develop their Mathematical and Literacy understanding and their communication skills with others. They also enjoy making different foods in the ‘mud kitchen’ which helps their imagination.
Next Term (Spring)
Next term, we are looking forward to our topic of ‘Transport’; we will be focusing on the stories The Naughty Bus, Mr. Gumpy’s Motor Car, The Train Ride and a range of non-fiction books on transport. We will be looking at different types of transport, the reasons for using them and how they have changed over time.
This term we are reading…
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