SUMMER TERM 2 - Our Learning
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This half term, we will be looking back at our past year. The children will be encouraged to talk about their talents and reflect on how they have changed since starting nursery. The children will be encouraged to take steps to resolve conflict with other children, e.g. finding a compromise when disagreeing on ideas and sharing resources. We will continue to talk about expressing our feelings.
Our ‘Woodwork Workshop’ will support children with handling tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control. There will be opportunity for the children to develop writing in role play and the ‘Travel Agents’ role play will provide lots of mark making opportunities.
Communication and Language
In the Early Years we focus on using language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences in play situations. This term we will read books from Eric Carle, Dr Seuss and Julia Donaldson. We will also explore a range of nursery rhymes.
We will focus on a special story every week, which will be linked to our topic. Our focus books will be ‘Supertato’ and ‘Handa’s Hen’. As you know we always welcome our ‘Mystery Readers’ on a Friday, please be sure to sign up for your slot. In phonics, we will be focussing on hearing initial sounds and begin to segment simple words.
We will be continuing to use positional language, while playing games inside and outside. We will continue to focus on counting with objects and actions; combined with recognising corresponding numbers. We will be going on a shape hunt and constructing using 3D objects on a smaller and larger scale.
Understanding the World
Our topic, ‘People Who Help Us’ will encourage the children to talk about their own experiences, communities and family members. This will provide lots of opportunity for the children to ask questions and make links with the world around them. A range of technology will be available to use, such as cameras and Ipads.
Expressive Arts and Design
In the music area, children will experience making their own instruments and explore how sounds can be changed. We will be singing nursery rhymes and learning new songs from ‘Charanga’.
This term we will be learning about Sikhism. We will be learning about how Sikhs celebrate the festival of Vaisakhi.
Trips and Special Events
Woodwork Workshop and Teddy Bears’ Picnic – dates TBC
Please bring sunhats and apply sunscreen when the weather is hot. Remember to return all spare nursery uniform as we have run out of spare clothes.