Our topic this term is "Patterns"
Over the next few weeks those of us in class St Nicolas will be learning about ‘Patterns’. This unit is part of the Early Years programme of the International Primary Curriculum.
The children will explore traditional patterns from around the world and this will help them to understand diversity. They will have opportunities to play alone, alongside and with other children.
We will look at patterns in words — especially rhyme and rhythm. The children will also spend a lot of time creating their own patterns, employing a variety of processes of art and craft.
The children will look for patterns and be encouraged to think logically. They will be able to choose and experiment with materials, play around with ideas and actively explore with all their senses.
The children will have the opportunity throughout the theme to develop the skills of making choices, paying attention and concentrating.
We will begin this theme on Friday 1st March 2019 by having a ‘special clothes’ day. The children — and staff — will be wearing their favourite outfits — and anything goes!!
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: u, b, f, e, l. Please reinforce them with your child. Ask your child to give any examples of words beginning with the sounds we know so far.
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.
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