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: Incy Wincy Spider.
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:
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!
Making Meaningful Marks
Can you draw a spider? You could sing 'Incy, Wincy spider to yourself as you draw this eight legged animal.
Can you draw pancakes and talk about the toppings you enjoy. You might like to listen to Mama Panya's Pancake story as you draw your pancake.
Can you draw a spider's web?
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 - Four
Watch Numberblock Four singing his song and then go on a hunt for collections of four things. Here some pictures which show four things 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 picture below. Which story is Mama from? Talk about the patterns on her clothes. Look at the patterns on your clothes. Can you sort your clothes into groups which have the same or a similar pattern.
Here are some ideas for you: Stripes. Spots. Flowers. Dinosaurs. Stars.