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Autumn Term

This week in Nursery, we are learning about Night and Day. 




Each week in our Literacy lessons we focus on a text and learn the key vocabulary. Language development is a prime area in Nursery. We spend time working on developing speaking and listening skills through retelling stories, drama and imaginative play. 


This week our story is: Little Owls Night



 In our Topic lessons we encourage children to ask questions and develop their investigative skills to find out more about the world around them. We also love to get creative! Therefore, we will be introducing lots of lovely activities which will encourage children to use their artistic skills in drawing, sticking, painting and making models. 


Some of this week's Topic activities will include:
-exploring the dark using torches
-learning about nocturnal animals
-creating sun catches 
-creating day and night time paintings


In our Maths lessons we will be teaching children how to use and understand numbers and shapes. Even in Early Years, Maths can help children problem solve, measure and develop their own spatial awareness.


This week our Maths focus is: to careful count objects to 10.


Phase 1 Phonics concentrates on developing children's speaking and listening skills and lays the foundations for the phonic work which starts in Phase 2. The emphasis during Phase 1 is to get children attuned to the sounds around them and ready to begin developing oral blending and segmenting skills.

This week our Phonics focus is: Body Percussion

Body percussion refers to the sounds which are made by body parts such as the hands, feet, fingers and mouth. The body is used like an instrument, to produce rhythmic sounds

some activities you can do at home with your child to help them with their independence:

-teaching your child to put on their coat independently 
-teaching your child to eat independently 
-encouraging your child to use the toilet independently 
-teaching your child to use their imagination to tell a story from the pictures in a book. 
-helping your child to recognise their name