Each half term Nursery and Reception children are immersed into different topics. These topics are all based around stories and help children develop a love of books as well as developing their vocabulary, imagination and engagement in their learning. The teaching and learning experiences being delivered reflect the half termly topics, as does the learning environment both inside and outside the classroom.
This half term Nursery will be learning all about 'Growth and Minibeasts'.
Children will begin to learn about the life cycles of people, plants and animals. They will begin to understand what plants and animals need in order for them to grow. Children will also learn about different types of minibeasts and begin to talk about what they look like and how they move.
This half term Reception will be looking at the story ‘How to grow a dinosaur’.
In Literacy they will…
Write descriptions of different types of dinosaurs
Draw and label dinosaurs
Begin to write dinosaur stories using narrative language
Write instructions on how to grow a dinosaur
Write instructions on how to look after dinosaur eggs
Sequence the lifecyles of plants and animals
In Maths they will…
Begin to double, halve and share objects and numbers.
Continue to name 2d and 3d shapes and identify their properties
Find pairs of numbers that make 5 and 10.
Continue to solve mathematical problems
Begin to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.
In 'Understanding the World' they will…
Identify the features of different dinosaurs and understand their purpose.
Learn about the diets of different dinosaurs and begin to understand the terms 'carnivore', 'omnivore' and 'herbivore'.
Investigate volcanoes and create their own volcanic eruptions.
Make comparisons between dinosaurs and creatures/animals that exist today.
Understand life cycles of plants and animals.
Identify the things plants and animals need to grow.