Early years

Below you can see the curriculum topics that your child will be learning about throughout the school year. We will update this page every half-term when the new curriculum topics start so keep checking back!

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation Stage team.

Reception

Nursery

Curriculum 2016/2017

Nursery Summer Term 2 – Why is Water Wet?           

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Welcome back to another of our very exciting topics. This term we will be exploring the topic ‘ Why is Water Wet?’

This is our final term for the children in Nursery and as always the teachers are working hard to make it a memorable one!  To begin our topic we will start off by exploring the Water Cycle. Through a practical, hands on demonstration children will begin to learn about where water comes from and why it rains.   We are looking forward to lots of stories about the beach and to bring this to life we are planning a day exploring sand and water, eating an ice cream and having lots of fun!

Towards the end of the term we will be holding our annual Nursery Sports Day and celebrating the end of children’s time in Nursery with a party!

Further learning opportunities for the children this term will include the following:

In Personal, Social and Emotional Development children will learn about keeping safe in the sun. We will also be learning about how to keep safe on a beach and around water as well as important rules to follow on sports day.

In Physical Development children will be practising their balancing skills for sports day, how to handle objects with increasing control, gaining confidence and skill to travel under, over and through obstacles.  It will also provide the children with the understanding and knowledge of how to store and handle equipment safely.

In Literacy children will be exploring the following books and will become engaged in different activities to suit their learning needs around the titles below:

What the Ladybird Heard

Winnie Under the Sea

Winnie at the Seaside

In Maths children will be learning about 3D shapes and number related activities to meet their individual learning needs.

As part of Understanding The World and Expressive Arts and Design children will have the opportunity to create beach pictures, create their own theme park using guttering and water, exploring what happens when cornflour and water is mixed together, explore the life cycle of a butterfly.

We will be introducing beach resources into our home corner including beach towels, picnic baskets, arm bands and writing opportunities for children to create lists of items they might need to take to the beach.  We are excited about setting up an ice cream shop.

We will look forward to sharing some photographs of the children engaged in the topic and enjoying their term in Nursery very soon. Keep a look out for photographs on the website!

If you would like to discuss the topic in more detail please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher.

We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead.

Nursery Team

 

 

Reception Summer Term 1 –  The Aliens have landed!

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Welcome back, we hope you have all had an enjoyable break.

This term Reception will be taking part in lots of exciting activities around Aliens!

Other upcoming events for this term include:

  • Our annual Sports day
  • Discussions around moving to Year 1 in September and supporting children with these transitions.
  • Music performance to parents
  • End of year party!

Further learning opportunities for the children this term will include the following:

In Physical Development children will be practising skills required for sports day, such as balancing an egg on a spoon and jumping in sacks.

In Literacy children will be exploring the following books and will become engaged in different activities to suit their learning needs around the following:

  • Aliens Love Underpants
  • Beegu

  • Creating fact files about themselves for their new teacher

In Maths children will learn about money, capacity, time and distance. We will be encouraging children to problem solve through the indoor and outdoor provision.

As part of Understanding The World we will be carrying out weekly science experiments.  We will start the term by having a Sunflower competition. Children will also have the opportunity to look at lifecycles, make lollies and sort animals and their habitats.

In Expressive Arts and Design children will have the opportunity to make their own Alien and Spaceship as well as design pants for their alien!

We are excited to continue with our music workshop which children are thoroughly enjoying. The children are looking forward to performing  to parents/carers later on in the term.

As well as providing a topic for each term the Reception staff regularly discuss with the children what they would like out in our Reception unit, this enhances our provision for the children.  Through closely observing the children, activities are then planned to meet their individual learning needs in a fun, interactive and engaging way.

If you would like to discuss the topic or your child’s learning in more detail please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher.  Look out for photographs of us taking part in the activities on our website!

We are looking forward to another exciting term ahead!

Reception Team