Curriculum News Nursery Spring 2
Our initial topic in Nursery this half term is The Jingly Jangly Jungle. We are starting the half term off with a jungle and a garden centre as our two role play areas.
We will be developing our fine motor skills with Dough Disco – manipulating playdough to music to develop the muscles for writing. We will be using a range of large and small equipment inside and outside to help develop our gross and fine motor skills. In March we will have Hoopstarz visiting.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
We will be learning the rules of Nursery, including ‘showing five’ when we sit in circle and group time, and the rules for tidying up. We will have ‘self-help’ systems for snack, milk and aprons.
Communication and Language
We will be developing our speaking and listening skills through group activities, taking turns and listening to our friends and adults in Nursery. On Mondays, we will use ‘Lola the leopard’ to share our weekly news with each other in a speaking and listening activity.
We will be singing lots of number based nursery rhymes this half term, including Easter songs for our performance at the end of the term. We will be learning to recognise numerals up to 5 and beyond. We will use language to talk about size, and compare length, weight and capacity. We will use the vocabulary ‘more’ and ‘less’ to compare amounts.
Understanding the World
We will be exploring Spring this half term, with our Spring table, garden centre role-play, planting and watching seeds grow, and observations outside.
To help your child at home:
- Count at every opportunity
- Learn their colours with them
- Share story books with your child
- Learn simple shapes with them
- Encourage your child to dress themselves and help them fasten their coats
Our initial topic often changes when the children’s interests take us in a different direction. We will post information on the parent board in the cloakroom if this happens.
Please send in junk for model making.