Our new theme for this term will be ‘Treasure’. This unit is part of the Early Years programme of the International Primary Curriculum.
The children will have opportunities during this theme to work and play alone and alongside others. They will need to co-operate in order to find the treasure and will take on other roles when taking part in pirate play.
We will listen to stories about pirates and use words and pictures to write our own pirate storybook. The children will use numbers to count coins and develop an enjoyment of numbers when estimating how many coins are in the treasure chest. They will be involved in making a pirate ship and develop skills of designing, cutting, sticking and painting.
The children will be encouraged to be curious and to make their own decisions when burying and finding the treasure. Many of the pirate activities will involve them in symbolic and dramatic play. They will classify objects by observable features such as ‘shiny’ and ‘dull’. In order to find the treasure, they will need to learn about maps and this knowledge will be developed when they look for islands on the globe.
The children will need to pay attention and make choices during the treasure hunt. They will also have the opportunity to talk about their emotions when they discuss their own personal treasure.
We will begin this theme on Friday 9th November by having a pirate dressing-up day. Please send your children to school as normal and we will transform them into a band of pirates by the end of the day! As always, I welcome any support or suggestions which you may have. Watch the class bulletin board for more details as the theme progresses.
Pirate dress up day! Thursday 15th November please dress up as a pirate - you can wear something red, white and blue or something with stripes. Also bring your special treasure from home, so you can put it in your treasure chest.
Please talk to your child about what you do during the holiday and how you spend the school break. Your child can bring in a photo or a picture from the holiday.
This half term we have learnt following sounds: m, a, s, d. Please reinforce them with your child. Ask your child to give any examples of words beginning with the sounds we know so far.
Checklist - things to bring to the Nursery:
Sing the Rainbow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRTdq0VsLGQ
The colour song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUPM3DtK9so
Alphabet Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7InEgfPGxc
Five Little speckled frogs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSC-gHBU_d0
Five little ducks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2OpkQuOjig
Ten in a bed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwutR8gxgto
Five monkeys jumping on the bed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRWH9sw_98E
Counting song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1pSh6yuZFA
Counting to 20 song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VLxWIHRD4E
Shape song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfRuLS-Vnjs
Phonics Songs and Games:
Jolly Phonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCMvsQho4ZE
Phonics song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saF3-f0XWAY