Theme for Learning - I Can Cook
Our learning over this half term is intended to support children to talk about what they can see, feel, hear, taste and smell. Talking about our likes and dislikes helps us to develop our acceptance of others and encourages us to try new experiences.
We would like to find out more about your food preferences, in particular foods from your culture and religion.
Click the link below to the nursery knowledge organiser for this half term- I Can Cook Knowledge Organiser
We sing a nursery rhyme every day in nursery, repeating the same rhyme every day. This week our rhyme is: Humpty Dumpty
Drop Everything and Read
Learning about the world through stories and developing a love of books is promoted through our daily shared reading sessions.
We hope children enjoy watching and listening to our daily stories. Children can of course watch the videos again and again and use the stories to inspire play and creative tasks.
Developing Awareness of Sounds
To support the development of children's readiness for reading as they progress through nursery and into reception, being able to distinguish sounds is an important step.
Here are some challenges to support this:
Phonics Play Sound Starters
Encourage your child to click on a button to listen to a sound, then talk about the sound. Listen to lots of the sounds and talk about sounds which are similar to one another. Can your child find similar sounds by remembering which buttons make similar sounds? Log in using the folllowing log in details: Username: jan21 Password: home
Being Imaginative and Expressing Ourselves!
Being creative and making choices about the resources we use are important to our wellbeing and development. Making choices encourages independence and reflective thinking. The learning opportunities below may inspire greater creativity!
Listen to Arnie the Doughnut read by read by Chris O'Dowd. Can you design your own doughnut by drawing a yummy doughnut design? First you need to draw the doughnut shape. You could copy the doughnut below, or find a circle to draw around.
Making Meaningful Marks
See the doughnut challenge above. Can you draw doughnut shapes of your own and decorate them with shapes?
Can you copy letters from the word doughnut or draw circles and lines?
Making sense of number.
Play games which encourage counting and count objects during play and whilst doing helpful jobs at home.
Number names and numerals are just words and marks. Helping children by exploring quantities through play, supports secure understanding of number values.
Learn about number value - three
Watch Numberblock three singing his song and then go on a hunt for collections of three things. Here are two groups of three things for you to match to get you started.
Being creative with shapes
Explore shapes and patterns. Where can you see patterns and shapes in the stories were are reading this week?
Think about the size of the patterns you see and the things you create. Can you talk about big, huge, small, tiny patterns?
Colour and shape challenge.
Look at the photo of a piece of art work by a man called Piet Mondrian.
Challenge yourself to count and colour the squares and rectangles in the Mondrian template below the artwork, to make your own piece of art work.
You could draw around a square and rectangle to make your pattern, you could challenge yourself to draw lines with an adult, to make the shapes.
Downloadable Mondrian Template
Physically Active Learning
Challenges which involve 'fiddly fingers' (moving small objects carefully) help to support children's fine motor control. This helps the development of early writing skills.
Moving in time to music and copying movements supports the development of children’s gross motor skills, spatial awareness and coordination skills.
Celebrations are important events in all of our lives.
Tell Mrs Alderson and Mrs Ashcroft about Pancake day in your house. You could send a video message, or draw a picture and post them on Tapestry. Think about what you would like to tell us. Here are some sentence starters you could use: "On pancake day I made..." "On pancake day I ate..." "I like... on my pancake."