We hope you have had a lovely Easter holiday and your children are ready for the Summer term. This half term we are thinking about 'Bears'. This theme will include activities based around the stories Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Going on a Bear Hunt, as well as other stories about bears. The children will have the opportnity to make some porridge and to think about what toppings they would like to have. We will be acting out the Going on a Bear Hunt story and will be making a trail outdoors. There will be a focus on thinking about the different kinds of bears and where in the world they live. At the end of the half term, the Nursery children will be going on a teddy bears picnic with the Reception children.
There will be a focus on language and communication skills and social skills. During snack times the children sit with their keyworker and have the opportunity to chat and share any news they may have. The social skills will include thinking about sharing our toys, taking care of our classroom and toys, having kind hands and being helpful.
There will also be a focus on 'handgym' activities which are designed to help the children's hands be ready to hold writing tools. These activities will include, playdough, threading, putting pegs on a plate, using tweezers to put small objects in pots and winding up toys. There will be a focus on identifying names using name cards and forming the letters in their names. We will follow the WriteDance scheme, and give the children lots of opportunities to form writing patterns and mark make both indoors and outdoors.
Each week there will be a focus on a number, a colour of the week and a sound of the week. We will be singing lots of counting and action songs to introduce the children to numbers and counting.