Please see below for our knowledge organisers for each half-term in Nursery and the long-term overview of our curriculum.
Our story will be: Christmas stories
Our rhyme of the week will be: Christmas Pudding
Our maths work will focus on: Revising everything from this term
We will also be: Making Christmas presents for the birds in Forest School, doing some Christmas cooking, and making some decorations
Our story will be: The Nativity
Our rhyme of the week will be: No rhyme of the week this week – please practise Christmas songs
Our maths work will focus on: Exploring Numicon, numbers and patterns
We will also be: Performing our Christmas play, making Christmas cards and decorations and continuing with postbox walks.
We wrapped up warm this morning and headed outside to explore the beautiful frost that was covering the field! It was lots of fun practising our mark-making on the giant xylophone, making footprints on the grass, hunting for sparkly leaves and listening for the ‘crunch’ made by our boots! We finished by singing ‘Here we go round the mulberry bush’, which felt very appropriate on a cold and frosty morning!
Our story will be: A Great Big Cuddle
Our rhyme of the week will be: Little Bo Peep
Our maths work will focus on: The language of money (pennies/pence), accurate counting and comparing amounts.
We will also be: Making some special calendars, learning about rhyming words, writing our letters to Father Christmas (don’t forget to send in your stamped envelopes) and practising our Christmas play.
We all had a brilliant time at our Story Morning this week! We love reading at Nursery, and this was a great opportunity to come together to celebrate stories and the value of reading for the pure pleasure of it. It was lovely to be joined by so many parents, and also Sheila from the Library Service, who was able to talk to everyone about joining the library and all the wonderful activities on offer there. We enjoyed reading the brilliant ‘You Choose’ by Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart together, and then had lots of fun creating some very imaginative hats, exploring different vehicles, building fantastical houses and putting together our favourite meals and some unusual families in the home corner!
This week, we have been thinking about celebrations, and in particular the Hindu festival of Diwali. We have learned lots about the different ways in which people celebrate, including special clothes and food, the giving of gifts, music and dancing, and putting up decorations – it’s been fun comparing these to the ways families in our class celebrate birthdays, Christmas and Eid. The children have particularly enjoyed learning about the Rangoli patterns used to decorate people’s homes and have loved making their own using loose parts and chalk.
Our story will be: The Three Little Pigs
Our rhyme of the week will be: Row, row, row your boat
Our maths work will focus on: Accurate counting, including counting the number of spaces when playing a board game
We will also be: Enjoying printing and collaging some ‘Little Pigs’ pictures, working on sequencing events in a story, talking about feelings, and holding our Story Morning on Tuesday.
Our story will be: The Three Little Pigs
Our rhyme of the week will be: See Saw, Margery Daw
Our maths work will focus on: Triangles and the number three, for the school ‘Maths Week’ themeWe will also be: Exploring the materials of straw, sticks and bricks, looking at the work of the artist Wassily Kandinsky, and learning about the festival of Diwali.
Our story will be: Home is Where the Birds Sing by Cynthia Rylant (and the poem ‘Fireworks’ by Shirley Hughes
Our rhyme of the week will be: The Farmer’s in his Den
Our maths work will focus on: Shapes – naming, describing and using 2d shapes. We will also continue our work on finger numbers.
We will also be: Continuing to use our baby photos to look at how we have changed, painting firework pictures, mark-making in glitter, using hammers and nails and starting to practise our Nativity songs.
Our story will be: Home is Where the Birds Sing by Cynthia Rylant
Our rhyme of the week will be: Here we go round the mulberry bush
Our maths work will focus on: Finger numbers – being able to show and recognise numbers 0-5 quickly.
We will also be: Talking about our homes and families, looking at different types of homes and families, thinking about how we have changed since we were babies (don’t forget to put a baby pic on Tapestry!), and having fun making cups of tea!