Early Years Foundation Stage
Assistant Headteacher EYFS
The Latest Nursery Learning Update!
We have a new topic for this spring 1 term which is ‘Wondrous Worlds’. This week we learned about the Arctic and read the book titled ‘Polar Bear, Polar Bear what do you hear?’ We learned about the different noises that the animals make such as the fluting of the flamingo. We practised using these new vocabulary in sentences as we engaged in role play activities.
In phonics, we learned alliteration and practised identifying the first letter sounds of the name of familiar objects or names.
In PD, we moved like some of the animals in our topic book such as lions and practised our tripod grip whenever we wrote such as name writing opportunities to label our work. We practised our scissors skills when making our animal mask for our role play.
In PSED, we reminded ourselves about the rules of our nursery and introduced them to our friends who have just joined us. We emphasised on the importance of waiting for our turns, sharing and carpet rules such as putting our hands up when we want to share our ideas.
In EAD, we used our small world set up of the Arctic on the tray to tell our own stories using the animals in our topic book such as Polar bears.
In maths, we revisited and consolidated our number knowledge by singing nursery songs which enabled us to count up and back down. We enjoyed finishing off puzzles independently and with our friends. We also had tea parties where we engaged in conversations which were important to us.
In UW, we learned about the differences which we have experienced or seen in photos/videos between cold climate and hot climate countries. We named some countries which we knew Spain, England and learned names of others such as Canada.
Next week, we will journey through Space and will be reading our book titled ‘Whatever Next’.
The Latest Reception Learning Update!
This week we have been reading the book ‘Clean Up’ by Nathan Bryon. In this book, the main character Rocket is upset because the beach is littered with rubbish. She encourages family and others on the beach to clean up creating a senses of community.
In Maths this week, we have looked at mass and capacity. For mass, we compared the weight of different objects using the key vocabulary heavier and lighter. In capacity, we explained how much liquid was in a container using the key vocabulary: full, nearly full, half full, nearly empty, empty.
In English this week, we answered questions using the 5 different question types and explained our reasoning. We retold the story using sequencing words. As a class, we wrote captions about a littered beach and how we could help clean up. We used finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.
In UTW, we learnt about the Caribbean. We looked at pictures of the Caribbean and London and then compared the images. We then used these images to draw a picture of the different environments.
In EAD we learnt a new song about animals in the sea and we also practised with actions. Here is the link to the song if you would like to sing it at home! https://www.youtube.com/
In PD this week, we practised using different movements with control using the ribbons and scarves. There was ocean music in the background and the children practised moving like different sea creatures. They then said how they felt after dancing.