Planning,News and Updates

PLANNING  –  for Week Commencing 19th & 26th June 2023

                                                                                                                                                  Road Safety Talk – 20th June

Theme  –  Patterns                                                                                                         Monkey World Visit – 29th June

Small World Corner & ’Belly Play’ Carpet Imaginative play Understanding the world Communication & language Noah’s Ark, Happy Land Village Vehicle Table Fine motor skills Communication & language Co-operative play Farm Yard, People Who Help Us Home Corner Using imaginative language Collaborative interactions with peers Imitating everyday actions in role-play scenarios Washing Day, Zoo
Construction Tray  Fine motor skills Using imagination Exploring shape, counting, pattern, spatial awareness Lego  Duplo with AnimalsPuzzles Exploring shape & patterns Fine motor skills & manipulation Using critical thinking Inset puzzles Variety of 4-16pc puzzles Life Cycle PuzzlesUnderstanding the World Exploring textures & materials Use of descriptive language Finding out about the animals, plants & technology of the world around us Tech Toys Penguins & Polar Bears
Literacy Table Creative mark-making & early writing Pencil grip & control   Using their print & letter knowledge in their early writing (SL-2023)   Making marks on pictures to stand for their name (SL-2024)Craft Activity Creating with materials Fine motor skills   Caterpillars & ButterfliesMathematics Tray Exploring numbers, counting & comparisons Understanding shape, pattern & measures   (SL-2023/24)   Notice & Identify patterns in the environment around them (eg, stripes on clothes, spots on ladybird, markings on buildings: use toys, books, & the outdoors etc to support them)
Painting Area Free-painting & mark-making Brush control Colour mixing Painting Patterns (eg rainbows, butterflies)Malleable Materials Table Manipulating materials Use of hands, tools & equipment Creative model-making Playdough with natural materialsBook Corner Exploring & handling variety of books Listening to, understanding & interacting with stories Developing awareness of rhyme & initial sounds Variety of Picture Books, Nature Magazines

Physical Development  –  PE kits: to encourage independent dressing in preparation for school (SL-2023)  :  Pouring drinks independently at snack-time (SL-2024)

Dear parents,

Please find attached our planning for the next 2 weeks. Our caterpillars are growing rapidly and we expect they will turn into chrysalis any day now. We are looking generally at growth and change as we observe the changes that happen in the lifecycle of a butterfly. We are also noticing and identifying patterns in the environment around ……stripes on clothes , spots on ladybirds, patterns in brickwork. Maybe you could try and spot some patterns at home and make some of your own with everyday items.

Please can we remind you to encourage all children who are moving on to school this year to be as independent as possible with managing their own personal hygiene in the toilet. There will be much less support at school and children need to feel confident they can manage in the bathroom on their own.

Suncream and sun hats

Please remember to apply suncream before children come into nursery and to bring sun hat everyday.

Diary Dates

Fraser Portraits – School Leavers Photo – Thursday 6th July at 9am

Leavers Presentation and Fashion Show – Friday 14th July at 11am followed by refreshments