Autumn term 2018
Conway’s Rising Stars plan and focus around the Prime Areas of learning.
This term we have new children joining our nursery. Throughout the term we have focused on how we build relationships between peers and adults. The children are beginning to be interested in others play and starting to join in. The children are becoming more confident and are beginning to express own interests and preferences. They can choose activities from the trays and have an understanding where things are and where to put things back at tidy up time. The children are developing skills in Self-confidence & awareness, Managing feelings and behaviour and Making relationships.
Throughout the term we have focused on making connections between their movements and the marks they make. The children took part in malleable play and experienced different textures and techniques. These tactile activities strengthen finger and hand muscles. The children are beginning to gain confidence in climbing and balancing. The children are learning fine and gross motor skills in Moving and handling.
Communication & Language
Throughout the term we have focussed on nursery rhymes and children are using actions and vocalisation. They can sit for a short period and listen to short stories. The children are following simple instructions in their daily routine. They are encouraged to use their voice and imitate the adult. We model words and actions. The children are learning new everyday words. Makaton signs and symbols are used to support language development. The children are developing skills in Listening and attention, Understanding and Speaking.
Autumn term 1
This term our topic is ‘Ourselves’.
The children took part in various activities to name or identify facial and body features.
They took part in an activity to make their face using collage materials. They are learning communication skills by naming or identify facial features and moving and handling skills by gluing and sticking.
They took part in learning ‘Head shoulders knees and toes’ song. The children are developing skills in listening and attention by joining in with new rhymes and identifying and naming their face and body features.
They took part in bathing the baby’s activity. They are learning skills by identifying and naming body parts when washing the babies.
They took part in play dough face mats activity. They are learning skills to focus on an activity for a short period, learning skills to roll, squeeze and manipulate the play dough, learning skills to use play dough tools and to identify or name their facial features.
They took part in matching face/body cards to their own face/body features. They are learning skills to match the card to their facial or body features showing concentration skills by paying attention.
Autumn term 2
This term our topic is Colours.
The children took part in various activities to name or identify colours in the environment.
They took part in an autumn leaf collage. They are learning skills in gluing and sticking leaves and identifying or naming colours of leaves and using some number names.
They took part in fireworks printing and junk modelling. They are learning skills to make movements that leave marks by printing and learning skills to roll paper to make tubes for the fireworks. They also made play dough fireworks using their fine motor skills when placing sequins and collage materials. They are identifying or naming colours they are using. They took part in colour mixing.
They took part in making a Diva lamp pot. They are learning how to manipulate the salt dough by rolling and pinching skills. They are learning to identify or naming colours they are using to decorate their diva with colour glue and glitter. They made rangoli patterns using rainbow rice and pasta learning skills to place and arrange materials when gluing and sticking.
In Maths we have been learning ‘number names’. The children have been learning number names in their play experiences. They have showed this in the tea shop role play when we focused on the rhyme 5 currant buns. They are developing skills in using numbers randomly or in sequence and in play experiences.
They enjoyed colour matching and sorting games in the outdoor area. They are developing skills in categorising objects to properties such as colour.