Planning,News and Updates

W/c  30th October and 6th November  2023

Main Theme  –  Harvest & Fireworks

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 Hairdressers, Vet’s Clinic
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 Safari Scene
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 Harvest Jigsaws Firework Shape PicturesMathematics Tray Exploring numbers, counting & comparisons Understanding shape, pattern & measures   (SL-2024) Develop fast recognition of up to 3 objects   (SL-2025) Build with a range of resources
Painting Area Free-painting & mark-making Developing brush control Exploring colour mixing Large mark-making on floorMalleable Materials Table Manipulating materials using hands, tools & equipment Creative model-makingBook Corner Handling & exploring story, picture & non-fiction books Listening to, understanding & interacting with stories Developing awareness of rhyme & initial sounds Autumn Stories

Communication & Language  –  Sing a large repertoire of songs  (SL-2024)  :  Develop pretend play eg putting baby to sleep  (SL-2025)

Dear parents,

Please see above our planning for the next two weeks. As well as continuing to observe the changes that are occurring during the Autumn we are also thinking about harvest time, and in particular  where our food comes and who grows it. As you shop with your child talk about all the different fruits and vegetables that we enjoy and their journey from growers to the shops. Maybe you could talk about what is actually in some of the products we eat that are not so obvious where they came from such as breakfast cereal or even crisps. You may well have heard your child singing some of our lovely harvest songs, Big Red Combine Harvester is a particular favourite at the moment.

Diary Dates

Autumn Fair

Saturday 18th November

10-30 am                                Members of All Saints Church are organising an Autumn Fair to be held in the Church Hall. There will be a toy stall, cakes, raffle,

                                                gifts, and activities for children. Please do come along and support this event.

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. More details will follow but for now please save the date.