Nursery Spring update 2020

During the first half of the Spring Term we have based our activities around a collection of core books. These have included ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and ‘Rosie’s Walk’. Our future core books will be ‘Pants’ and ‘Shark in the Park’ by Nick Sharratt. The children loved watching Michael Rosen tell the story of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and as a consequence became very interested in authors. We have continued this interest by learning about other authors as we’ve listened to stories.

We like to plan our activities around the children’s interests. This term they have been eager to engage in role play around journeys so we have introduced a train station into our role play area. This has been very popular.

During our Phase One phonics activities our focus has been on rhyming as well as listening and attention skills. We will be moving onto alliteration and initial sounds during the second half of the term.

We have also started to work on colour and shape recognition, as we would like the children to be able to name the basic colours and shapes by the time they leave us.

Gross motor and fine motor skills are a constant focus for us. Some of our favourite activities have been developing our ball skills, picking up noodles with tweezers during Chinese New Year activities and using the hammers.

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