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 we will be learning about animals that live in the jungle. We will listen to stories such as ‘Dear Zoo’ and ‘Walking through the Jungle’ and will and sing animal songs such as ‘Five cheeky monkeys jumping on the bed’. We will also read the story of ‘Handa’s Surprise’ and will explore and taste exotic fruits. We will learn about what life is like in Africa and will learn about African instruments and music.
This half term Reception will be learning all about the Gruffalo. We will read the story of the Gruffalo and will take on characters from the story when role playing in our woodland areas.
We will write sentences to describe the Gruffalo and other characters from the story and will begin to write our own stories about the Gruffalo. In maths we will begin to investigate numbers to 15. We will learn to recognise these numbers in both our school and outdoor environments. We will begin to talk about 'friendships' and identify what makes a good friend. We will learn how to solve problems and how to negotiate during play.
Each week we will work in the areas of provision to complete 5 new challenges to embed our learning as well as being given the opportunity to access all areas of provision.
All children within Nursery and Reception will have the opportunity to explore the indoor and outdoor environments and engage in a range of exciting learning opportunities to develop their skills in reading, writing, math, art, construction and problem solving just to name a few.