Summer 1 Curriculum Newsletter
The children showed high levels of engagement over the last term where we focused on the theme of art, and we are confident they will enjoy this term’s focus on growth and change too! As the warmer weather will hopefully continue, please send your child to nursery with sun cream applied and a sun hat. Additionally, we will need a named sun cream to keep at nursery, so that we can reapply sun cream to your child for the afternoon session.
Personal, Social and Emotional development: The children will be learning about the attributes that help us to be compassionate, one of our school values. We will be thinking about how we can show compassion towards others as well as for living things in our environments such as Minibeasts. Children will be learning to be patient as they observe the lifecycle of a butterfly first hand. As we prepare for our sports day challenges, children will be developing resilience and determination.
Communication and Language: The children will be developing their speaking skills as they talk about how they have changed in their life so far since they were born. They will be talking about their families and the differences or similarities between themselves and other family members. As we closely observe the butterfly lifecycle, children will be using their oracy skills through commenting on the changes they notice.
Literacy Key Text: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and Once There Were Giants by Martin Waddell.
Physical development: We will encourage children to move in different ways similar to different minibeasts, developing their physical skills by crawling, scuttling, wriggling etc. Children will be learning to move competitively as they practice races for sports day.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths)
Term 5 is our Science focus for STEAM, the children will be learning…
Understanding the World: The World/People and Communities:
- That living things change over time
- Living things can look very different after they have changed
- Some changes can be seen – others can’t
- Non-living things stay the same
Maths, number and shape, space and measure:
- To recognise and create a symmetrical pattern
- To count objects with accuracy and make comparisons
- To subitise (say the number without counting) groups up to 5
- To compare size using mathematical language such as shorter, shortest, longer, longest
Expressive Arts and Design, Exploring media and materials:
- To create Butterfly artwork, exploring elements of pattern
- To create observational drawings of living and non-living things
- To use a variety of tools to create art with different media.
This term we will be introducing the Read Write Inc (RWI) speed sounds with our rising reception children where they will be learning to recognise individual letter sounds and to write the letter shape by learning a simple rhyme, for example, ‘down the tower and across the tower’ for the letter ‘t’. We will let you know the letters that we are focusing on each week, so that you can support your child’s learning at home.
Our younger nursery children will be continuing to work on early phonic skills by joining in with rhymes, songs and listening games.
Talk Through Stories
Our talk through story sessions continues to be a hit with Nursery. We love exploring new texts and really getting to grips with the story line, identifying the problem and the solutions and becoming familiar with the key characters within the story. This term we will be reading:
Dogger by Shirley Hughes
Sonya’s Chickens by Phoebe Wahl
Gecko’s Echo by Lucy Rowland
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please feel free to chat with me at the end of the school day.
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