Planning, News and Updates

 Week Commencing 27th November and 4th December 2023

Main Theme  –  The Festive Season & Action Songs

Small World Corner & ’Belly Play’ Carpet Using imaginative play & language Understanding the world Vehicle Table Using fine motor skills with co-operative play & language Using imagination to create scenariosHome Corner Imitating everyday experiences in role-play scenarios Communicating through language & actions Collaborative interactions with peers Ice-Cream Parlour, Doctor’s Surgery
Construction Tray  Using fine/gross motor skills & imagination to build, create & assemble Exploring shape, pattern & sizePuzzles Using critical thinking to match shapes & patterns Using fine motor skills & manipulation to assemble & complete peg, inset & table top puzzles  Understanding the World Experiencing different textures & materials Exploring using descriptive language Finding out about the animals, plants & technology of the world around us Bug House
Literacy Table Creative mark-making & early writing Development of tripod grip for control Develop manipulation & control Use a comfortable grip with good control when holding pens & pencilsCraft Activity Creating with different materials Using fine motor & cutting skills Christmas Cards Festive CraftsMathematics Tray Exploring numbers, counting & comparisons Understanding shape, pattern & measures (SL-2024) Know that the last number reached when counting a small set of objects is the total   (SL-2025) Finger counting 1-5 objects
Painting Area Free-painting & mark-making Developing brush control Exploring colour mixing Free-Painting at the easelMalleable Materials Table Manipulating materials using hands, tools & equipment Creative model-making Playdough with natural materials  Book Corner Handling & exploring story, picture & non-fiction books Listening to, understanding & interacting with stories Developing awareness of rhyme & initial sounds Seasonal Stories

CL  –  Sing a large repertoire of songs  (SL-2024)  :  Literacy  –  Join in with songs & rhymes, say some of the words, follow the actions  (SL-2025)

Dear parents,

Please see attached our planning for the next two weeks.

Our main focus continues to be the festive season which we will incorporate into all areas of our curriculum, with an emphasis on Communication and Language, and Literacy. Communication and Language covers “singing a large repertoire of songs” for our older children and “join in with songs & rhymes, say some of the words, and follow the actions” for our younger children.The children are certainly getting lots of opportunities to practice these skills at the moment. We are constantly developing the children’s literacy skills but in particular at Christmas we will be busy writing our names on cards and envelopes, writing gift tags and even wrapping presents is excellent practice for fine motor skills. You will have received the words and actions for our Christmas songs on Tapestry earlier in the week, we hope you enjoy singing them at home with your child and we look forward to welcoming you to our Nativity Play on Monday 11th December.

Please note our main opening time is 9am. If you wish to drop your child earlier we are happy to book your child in for either 8am or 8-30am to accommodate your needs.

Diary Dates

Fraser Portraits

Tuesday 5th December          Frasers Portraits will be in nursery from 8-30 am to take photographs of the children. If your child is not normally in nursery on a   Tuesday they are welcome to come in, please speak to a member of staff who will make you an appointment. Siblings are also   welcome. The photographs will be posted directly to you and will arrive in time for Christmas.

Father Christmas

Wednesday 6th December   We have heard from Father Christmas that he will be in our area at 11 am on this morning.If your child is not normally in on a Wednesday then please do bring them in at 11am to receive their gift from Father Christmas.

Nativity Play

Monday 11th December        You are invited to our lovely Nativity play at 11am which will be followed by tea,coffee and mince pies.

 Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles etc are all welcome.