Our topic this term is "Let's Pretend"
Over the next few weeks class St Nicolas will begin a new topic, called ‘Let’s Pretend’’. This unit is part of the Early Years programme of the International Primary Curriculum.
The children will have the opportunity to take on different roles in different contexts when they explore traditional tales such as ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘The Three Little Pigs’. They will need to co-operate within a small group and express their own ideas when taking part in simple puppet plays.
This unit focuses on traditional stories and rhymes and gives the children many opportunities to observe, explore and enjoy the use of print. We will create stories and be creative through music drama and dance. The children will have fun changing numbers and shapes in the ‘magic box’.
The children will use research skills to find out about puppets from around the world and then use simple reference material to find these places on world maps.
As always, I welcome any support or suggestions which you may have. Watch the class bulletin board for more details as the theme progresses.
Every Monday we change our reading books. Please make sure you bring your reading record with your book.
This half term we have learnt following sounds: h, sh, r, j, v, y. Please reinforce them with your child. Ask your child to give any examples of words beginning with the sounds we know so far. For more able children ask them to blend CVC words.
Please practice writing names and numbers 1-10.
This half term we have been learning about patterns. Talk to your child what patterns can you find in your house or when you are outside.
Please talk to your child what you did during holidays so we can share our holiday news when we come back after the half term break.
Please encourage your child to practice zipping the coat/jacket up.
Reinforce reciting numbers 1-10 and counting 1:1 numbers 1-10 and for more able children 1-20.
Practice naming and recognising 2d shapes.
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