PLANNING  –  for Week Commencing 27th February/6th March 2023

Theme  –  Favourite Books and Stories                                                                           World Book Day – 2nd March

Small World Corner & ’Belly Play’ Carpet Imaginative play Understanding the world Communication & language Farm, Space & Rockets Vehicle Table Fine motor skills Communication & language Co-operative play Safari Park, People Who Help Us Home Corner Using imaginative language Collaborative interactions with peers Imitating everyday actions in role-play scenarios Bakery, Builder’s Yard
Construction Tray  Fine motor skills Using imagination Exploring shape, counting, pattern, spatial awareness Magnetic Shapes, MeccanoPuzzles Exploring shape & patterns Fine motor skills & manipulation Using critical thinking Inset puzzles Variety of 4-16pc puzzlesUnderstanding the World Exploring textures & materials Use of descriptive language Finding out about the animals, plants & technology of the world around us Arctic Scene, Bug House
Literacy Table Creative mark-making & early writing Pencil grip & control Opportunities for early writing – Letters in our name (L-2023) Free mark-making (L-2024)Craft Activity Creating with materials Fine motor skills Bird Feeders Mother’s Day CardsMathematics Tray Exploring numbers, counting & comparisons Understanding shape, pattern & measures (SL-2023) Comparing quantities using language (more than, less than) (SL-2024) Comparing amounts using language (lots, more, same)
Painting Area Free-painting & mark-making Brush control Colour mixing Free Painting Colour MixingMalleable Materials Table Manipulating materials Use of hands, tools & equipment Creative model-making Playdough with spring laminated matsBook Corner Exploring & handling variety of books Listening to, understanding & interacting with stories Developing awareness of rhyme & initial sounds Variety of Picture Books, Wildlife Magazines

World Book Day  –  Enjoy sharing our favourite story books with our friends

PSED  –  Develop appropriate ways of being assertive  :  Develop friendships with other children

Our main focus will be the part of our curriculum that covers Literacy.World Book day encourages a love of books and reading, both fiction and non-fiction in print and digital formats. When you read books at home to your child maybe you could also encourage them to remember what comes next in a familiar story, point out some of the letters in words as you read and encourage them to use their imagination to make up alternative endings. Perhaps you could visit the library and borrow some new books to share at home.

News and Updates.

World Book Day

All next week, 27th February to 3rd March, we are encouraging children to bring in their favourite books to share with their friends. We will read all the books that are brought in over the course of the week, but please make sure they are clearly named.


School Readiness Event – Tuesday 28th March 7 to 8pm at Courthill School

We are holding a School Readiness Event on Tuesday 28th March from 7 to 8pm at Courthill School, which is being run in conjunction in several other local nurseries and schools. All parents are invited no matter which school you hope your child will attend.

The evening will contain a presentation by several of the local Reception class teachers, followed by some workshop ideas presented by local schools and nurseries. Please do come along to help your child have a smooth transition into school.

Emergency Home Action Plan(HEAP)

Dorset Police have shared the Home Emergency Action Plan.It has been written to help families stay safe should there be an emergency.

Here is the link below.